Hammerstone and antler pressure for this Burlington point

BrewerMo
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September 25th, 2016, 10:04 pm #1


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September 25th, 2016, 10:25 pm #2

Nice point. You've inspired me to try abo. I'm interested in your flaker. Mine is just a sharpened tine. Yours and others seem much more complex. Do you see a benefit in the multi part flakers? Keep posting the good work.
Jim
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September 25th, 2016, 10:56 pm #3

Thanks Jim. As for the pressure work I have the one you see ( Witch is just an antler drilled out with a smaller pointed end of a tine driven into the hole) the other one I use is a fork horn antler with no handle. The fork horn with two tines is much easier to hold than a single tine, it is also more pointed and works well for pressure notching. I started out with just a tine but found that it was hard on my hands when I built up much pressure. The one in my picture is much easier on my hands. I seen a guy at a knap-in using one a lot like it so I came home and made one😊
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September 25th, 2016, 10:57 pm #4

Another thing with this pressure tool is, when it wears down you can simply pull it out with pliers and cut another tine to fit inside.
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September 26th, 2016, 12:39 am #5

Beautiful point. Love the Otzi style flaker
-Jason
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September 26th, 2016, 10:46 am #6

Nice. Looks just about right to haft on a arrow.
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September 26th, 2016, 8:30 pm #7

I agree with Hada, that point can hunt. I like the last photo at the low angle with sun running down the length of the point that shows the flake scars...nice one!
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September 29th, 2016, 1:52 pm #8

As always, fantastic knapping. Do you quarry your own rock?
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September 30th, 2016, 12:02 am #9

Thanks everyone...nogie, I do collect rock but this piece was given to me. I have only heat treated one batch of rock I collected and I did it in a Fire Chief wood stove and covered with a few inches of ash. I got some color change but not to the extent of this rock. This one was cooked in a kiln. Most of the stuff I pick up I will work raw but with winter around the corner I plan to play around with the stove again.
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September 30th, 2016, 12:09 am #10

And hada, I have never hafted any arrows but I do love to archery hunt. I don't think I have the set up or the skills to build a bow any time soon, but I did get to throw an atlatl a few weeks ago and it felt pretty good. I have been reading up on how to make them on here. It would be awesome to harvest a whitetail with something I made and also process it with a knife I made as well.....😆
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September 30th, 2016, 11:54 am #11

BrewerMo don't sell yourself short, simple bows are quite easy. PP has a whole section on bow making and the posters are as generous with advice as the knapping folks. I've built two longbows out of boards and have a third one going now. My first one was a red oak board from Home Depot. It took a weekend to make and all I used was a jig saw to cut it out, a sander and hand held rasp for thinning and shaping, and sand paper for final smoothing. Shooting it for the first time was great. I've shot it 700-1000 times and it's always fun.
Give it a try.
Jim
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October 2nd, 2016, 12:24 am #12

That is a fantastic little point and I also really like the angle of the second photo. Nice flaker, I have one similar that works very well. It's a section of elk antler with a portion of whitetail tine jammed into the pithy center of the elk antler. Alan
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