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Offline 1442

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Mastadon hunter
« on: June 04, 2019, 11:10:03 pm »
Cumberland point made of Pedernales.
The small rock is a piece of gravel with a fossil looking inclusion

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Re: Mastadon hunter
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2019, 11:10:49 am »
It's been raining at 1" per hour here for the last four hours so I run out to get the wife's umbrella out of her truck for her and decide it would be best for me to get out of the rain and knap something. :KN

Been practicing indirect with a ishi stick across top of the leg and a 3/16" copper bit, hitting it with a osage baton about 1-1/2" round. It sure does make nice thinning flakes.

Online Outbackbob48

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Re: Mastadon hunter
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2019, 02:37:32 pm »
Cumberlands  are one of my favorites, love the look of a good cumby. Bob

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Re: Mastadon hunter
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2019, 08:05:38 am »
Good lookin points as usual.

Offline Tower

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Re: Mastadon hunter
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2019, 04:45:26 pm »
Gorgeous points.    Iíve never attempted a Cumberland.... Iím too chicken. 
Love the black in the stone.  Is it bull gravel?
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Re: Mastadon hunter
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2019, 09:45:21 pm »
thanks for the nice comments
That piece of gravel is citronele and small, like 1-3/4" long.
Tower, I think a Cumberland would be pretty easy for you with a solberger jig.
I know you knap very good and you could make a preform that would flute so good and easy with a solberger jig. You should try it.
Then come to Niblets bluff knap in at the end of October where a lot of fluting with solberger jigs take place and bring Sasquach with ya. ;)

Offline Tower

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Re: Mastadon hunter
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2019, 07:21:56 am »
Maybe we can work that out
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Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: Mastadon hunter
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2019, 10:01:21 am »
how do you drive thinning flakes with a pressure flaker. I can never do it right!
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Offline Wally44

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Re: Mastadon hunter
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2019, 03:02:23 pm »
That looks great r you gonna hunt mastodons with it now 😆

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Re: Mastadon hunter
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2019, 08:58:10 pm »
Tower, I hope it works out and y'all come on down here to the knap in.

Deerhunter, I point my flaker right in line with where I want the flake to go and apply a lot of pressure with my legs then pop the flake with a downward force. The platform needs to be below center and strong enough to support a lot of pressure before  the flake is popped loose.
I will take some pics of platforms, flaker alignment, flake spacing and anything else that I can get a pic of that will help explain and answer your question. I just can't explainit.

Thanks Wally44. I already kilt a mastodon with it. Then I woke up and had to get ready to go to work ???