Dusted off the shaft punch...

BrewerMo
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January 30th, 2018, 3:06 am #1

I seem to have better success when I push the end of my punch into the ground, so...i finally got to sit outside and use it to chip the other day. This was a small chunk of Burl. Shaft punch and fork horn antler pressure...
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swataramike
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January 30th, 2018, 5:20 pm #2

nice ryan looks like some clean chipping.....i have been wedging my shaft punch against a rock in my basement...then setting a 8 pound rock on top of the part against the rock if that makes sense....it helps a lot to keep it in place
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January 31st, 2018, 3:12 am #3

It’s amazing how having the shaft anchored (or not) affects the flake removal. I am always conscious to make sure I’m seated well into the corner of the room where I chip when taking an important flake. It’s funny how often it has slid out. Very nice work!


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February 1st, 2018, 6:38 pm #4

Very nice!
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February 5th, 2018, 7:33 pm #5

Can someone tell me a bit about this shaft punch? Where does it come from? Any knowledge on who used it in the past? Or is it a modern type of idea to incorporate material available back then? 
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February 5th, 2018, 8:42 pm #6

I learned it from Marty Rueter. Where he learned it I have no idea. I would guess by trail and error, matching up flake signatures and such?
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February 5th, 2018, 9:49 pm #7

In one of his videos he mentions that the shaft punch method was based on the horizontal indirect “rocker”punch he learned from Mike Dothager. He modified it to make it more comfortable. Or something along those lines.



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