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Offline Allyn T

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Work points
« on: February 02, 2024, 10:47:28 pm »
I've been on a really slow job 12 hours a day with long breaks so I have had a lot of time this week to do some flintknapping. Here are a couple points I finished today.






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Offline Muskyman

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Re: Work points
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2024, 12:05:04 am »
Really like the first one. Really cool looking rock. What is it?
12 hours with long breaks, Iíd go nuts. I guess if I could Knapp during break it would be more tolerable. Like the other point too, just really like the stone on the first one.

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Re: Work points
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2024, 07:56:12 am »
Those will definitely work.

That first one is really pretty. Both the material and the scare pattern.

Youíre really making some nice points Allyn. Itís been fun watching your progress. Those look really sharp.

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Re: Work points
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2024, 11:55:17 am »
The first one is knife river Flint, I really love that material. It's much tougher rock than it seems like it should be with how fine the material is. Thank you Brian, this hobbie has been my favorite thing to learn. I really hope one day we get to sit down together and beat some rock.

The second point didn't turn out the way I had envisioned but the stone worked really well.
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Re: Work points
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2024, 02:29:12 pm »
Iíd like that too Allyn.

Maybe next year. Iíd like to see the Silver Spring knap in. It should be a good time for me to get away if I can schedule it. Just happened to have doctors appointment we couldnít cancel.

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Re: Work points
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2024, 03:09:37 pm »
That's ok, we are closing on our house that weekend so I might not make it either lol
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Re: Work points
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2024, 04:45:21 pm »
This is gonna be my new thread for work points. I'm gonna try to pump out at least one a day.




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Re: Work points
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2024, 05:35:00 pm »
Very nice. What is that rock?

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Re: Work points
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2024, 07:33:26 pm »
It's raw Burlington from Missouri. I collected a lot of rock when I lived there. The fossils sparkle in the sunlight.
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Re: Work points
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2024, 09:17:39 pm »
Today's point, made for a crummy piece of harvester chert that I heated.



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Re: Work points
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2024, 09:36:10 am »
Cranking some nice points out Allyn.

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Re: Work points
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2024, 10:45:19 am »
Either that heat treatment was really good or youíre really in the zone. Probably both.

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Re: Work points
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2024, 09:56:48 pm »
Thank you Rick and Brian, the heat definitely helped. Today I broke 2 points that were a little too thin and I made 2 others as well as finished a blade I started the other day.







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Re: Work points
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2024, 08:31:57 am »
Really like the big one.

That one looks like it could survive the durability test and still cut

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Re: Work points
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2024, 09:27:47 am »
Beautiful work, you are staying busy.  ;)
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