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Offline 1442

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Sunday afternoon knapping
« on: June 03, 2019, 03:20:49 am »
I was recently gifted a plastic bowl full of slabs, and worked a few yesterday
the dacite point fluted so easy I wanted to do another fluted point and proceeded to break off a ear and about 1/2" off the tip of this Georgetown preform on the first flute attempt.

Offline 1442

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Re: Sunday afternoon knapping
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2019, 03:23:49 am »
I put extra pressure to try to get under the concrete spot and blew it up, so I reworked both ends and fluted the other side and managed to save most of it.

Offline mullet

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Re: Sunday afternoon knapping
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2019, 03:58:00 am »
Nice save.
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Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Sunday afternoon knapping
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2019, 07:25:01 pm »
Wow so colorful !
You make really nice work!!
This concrete inclusions are tough to knap, but if they stay in the point I like the look!

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Sunday afternoon knapping
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2019, 07:29:16 pm »
Nice recovery!  Master skill level knapping, IMHO!
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Offline 1442

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Re: Sunday afternoon knapping
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2019, 08:09:23 pm »
Thanks y'all
The concrete was causing step fractures and stayed thick in that area while pressure flaking.
Flutes seem to ignore concrete and just go right through it like it wasn't there. I'm sure one day I'll run into a concrete spot that will change my mind on that but so far it seems so.

Offline Stoner

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Re: Sunday afternoon knapping
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2019, 01:35:25 am »
Those flutes are just so .. AMAZING. Great Craftsmanship, as always. John

Offline 1442

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Re: Sunday afternoon knapping
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2019, 08:24:53 pm »
Thanks Stoner

Offline Mr. Woolery

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Re: Sunday afternoon knapping
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2019, 11:29:28 pm »
Those are gorgeous!  I really like the obsidian point at top.  Saving the broken one also resulted in a really pretty blade. 

I love knapped stone.  I wish I had ready access to material up here so I could learn knapping.  As it is, I would have to import some and that can be expensive.  But one day soon, I hope to get what I need to give it a try.

-Patrick

Offline 1442

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Re: Sunday afternoon knapping
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2019, 04:42:22 am »
Thanks Mr. Woolery
I will be sending you a knife for the KITH trade soon. I will include some flakes and material with it so you can have some material and make some flakes and get started learning to knap.
I  need you to send me your address.

Offline Wally44

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Re: Sunday afternoon knapping
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2019, 10:14:29 am »
Sweet  nice work

Offline gutpile

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Re: Sunday afternoon knapping
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2019, 05:12:16 am »
diggin the kay county chert point... sweet... gut
to take from nature the materials needed to take from nature the meat needed...they all die from natural causes osage, rivercane, stone points,...

Offline Trapper Rob

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Re: Sunday afternoon knapping
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2019, 01:02:15 pm »
Those are nice