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Offline backtowood B2W

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got started! and I love it!
« on: May 16, 2019, 08:49:15 am »
Hi Rockers!
Lately i was on the hunt for some OO and had to drive through half Austria! At least I could combine it to meet another bowyer. He builds very, very! nice bows and it was a pleasure visiting him. So we traded some stuff and some flint as well. Knapping was always itching me - and I think I just found another playground. One of the reason for the little progress on simk´s bow. :-K
So I bought some copper and made me some tools, the ishi sticks work great, but my bloppers not so.
I started with a piece which had some frost cracks, but I was able to make some slabs with the last piece of this stone. Done with a hammer stones.
I worked a lot with glass, I guess this helped. Maybe that's why I´m not interested in glass as knapping material.
I wanna make some pics of my tools - I´m sure you know some tricks!

Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: got started! and I love it!
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2019, 08:52:42 am »
first left - last right

Offline 1442

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Re: got started! and I love it!
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2019, 01:00:56 pm »
Incredible!
You got eight nice points from that one rock.
The way you slabbed it up first is pretty incredible too.
I would need at least five bigger rocks to get that many.
Keep rockin,

Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: got started! and I love it!
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2019, 09:02:17 pm »
Missunderstanding!
The slabbed piece I still have - keep them for later - might be a little knife in there.
It was about 3 - 4 times bigger, it broke in 4 pieces when I hit a frost crack. The points are from this pieces.
The one I pictured was the first, where it worked out better. I watched Youtube videos from Paleomanjim and paleoman52 before!!
Really good vids, thank you guys if you are around this forum as well!

The Blopers ( Bats, baton ??? I don´ know the exact terms in English!) are solid copper, brass(too hard!), a too light and soft antler.
I have to hide the mounting screw and round of the top I guess, I did it it with one already.

Ishisticks: 2 copper tips, 1 antler split

2 Punches, a dried out silicon left over cut in half to support the stone int the hand.

The Hammerstones are from my 5 year old son. He is a excessive stone collector - don't know where he found them but they work really great - at least better than the copper. The little black dots are some very hard and crystallin inclusions

The stones I still have ... :KN

Offline GlisGlis

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Re: got started! and I love it!
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2019, 11:29:57 pm »
love the bird points  :OK

looks like your boppers are way too square
you need rounder edges to detach flakes

Offline Parnell

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Re: got started! and I love it!
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2019, 08:19:00 am »
That's a tremendous start.  From your kit to your points, very impressive beginning.
I really like the picture of that spalled piece, I'm with 1442, that's really impressive work for starting.

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