I joined the High tec guys !!

I joined the High tec guys !!

NorthShorelongbow
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November 2nd, 2006, 8:33 pm #1

A couple of months ago I finally build a hot box.

I wish I did this before, the quality of the bows coming out of it did jump up quite a bit.

Definatly suggest to anyone that lives in humid climates and hasn't done one yet, to make one,...it's such a simple project even I could make one


OF course I migth not be able to use it for long if I'll end up going to live in a no electricity setting,....but than again I will have fire to use instead

I'm making my first set of Guava shoot arrows too, Haven't got to kill a Peacock yet so I migth have to use commercial feathers, but I'll use Steven's knapped points.


I have a question,


We don't have the rigth knappable rock on the island ( but plenty of empty Heineken bottles )

Is there a book out there that teaches to knap Glass ?


Thanks for the answers, If I don't reply to your posts is because i can only hit the library now and again, thanks again

Manny
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DC Skillz
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November 2nd, 2006, 8:54 pm #2

Manny,
Glass bottles is where its at for learning to pressure flake!
It knaps just like obsidian because obsidian is natural volcanic glass. Any book that teaches pressure flaking would be appropriate. I'm a big fan of John Whittaker's book.

Check this page on the forum for some bottle and glass points.
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November 2nd, 2006, 10:51 pm #3

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November 2nd, 2006, 11:56 pm #4

Manny,

Knappinman can give you tips for using the bottoms of beer bottles, and other glass, to make points.Live The Code
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November 3rd, 2006, 3:10 am #5

High tech huh LOl. Now you can dry out that Koa That I,m waiting to see you finnish. And there is an obsidian Soarce in HI . but protected at least by my research. .Steve knows of this soarce Heres the location of some info. > Pu`u Wa`awa`a < OT search.netscape.com/ns/bo...0309.shtml
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NorthShorelongbow
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November 13th, 2006, 8:31 pm #6

Thanks guys,

I'll order some publications and get on with it
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November 14th, 2006, 1:09 am #7

Manny, I clicked on this thread while scowling mightily. I thought you were announcing your love of 'glass and/or compound bows

A hot box is indespensible for me, seeing how I build most of my bows in the winter when the weather is a real frog strangler. Getting your wood to the right M.C. does wonders.
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November 14th, 2006, 4:01 am #8

Hey Northshore!

Not sure about what your local geology is like, but;

Typically in locations around the Ring of Fire you can find one of the below:

Basalt (chrystalline if you look hard enough)
Agates,
Quartzites,
Jasper,
Obsidian (of varying grades),
and also in some locations, agatized coral...

Have you done some good rockhounding round your parts?
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NorthShorelongbow
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November 15th, 2006, 12:11 am #9

Rick.

Milo, I wouldn't know one of them if it feel on my head , but all the rock I've come across is porous lava rock, I think you get all those tipes around the ring of fire because of the mixing of the ocean plates and the land plates (but I don't know for sure)
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November 18th, 2006, 4:10 am #10

hey Manny, Just got the new computer going..There was some obsidian just north of Kona at a region where they hold 3-d meets over there..

Steven can help you get set-up with a knapping kit..when we were over there he cracked a few bottles as well..

I got your note and will stay in touch

aloha,

richRichards Bowyery
GoodlandArchery.com
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