Missouri Rhyolite

BrewerMo
Registered User
BrewerMo
Registered User
Joined: September 26th, 2015, 3:35 am

April 18th, 2018, 2:08 am #1

So.... I finally cabbaged up a little Rhyolite to work threw. Not sure the quality yet but I did hit a few spalls off with a hammerstone, and it hit back...😲
This stuff might knock me out of commission.😁

Quote
Like
Share

nogie1717
Registered User
nogie1717
Registered User
Joined: April 6th, 2016, 2:43 pm

April 18th, 2018, 1:29 pm #2

Looks gnarly, but the points will be cool. What does “cabbaged” mean?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Quote
Like
Share

boletus
Registered User
boletus
Registered User
Joined: July 22nd, 2016, 6:15 pm

April 18th, 2018, 7:43 pm #3

That stuff doesn't look friendly. It'll have a lot of character though if it cooperates with you.
-Jason
Quote
Like
Share

freeze cracked
Registered User
freeze cracked
Registered User
Joined: October 30th, 2012, 2:24 am

April 18th, 2018, 8:33 pm #4

i have worked "good" rhyolite. that isn't. cabbage it back down.
i dream of a better world in which chickens can cross roads without having their motives questioned.
Quote
Like
Share

BrewerMo
Registered User
BrewerMo
Registered User
Joined: September 26th, 2015, 3:35 am

April 18th, 2018, 9:11 pm #5

I will turn it into pothole fill if nothing else.  ..😁 I don't think I can get my money back.
Quote
Like
Share

caveman2533
Registered User
caveman2533
Registered User
Joined: July 2nd, 2009, 1:12 am

April 20th, 2018, 4:55 pm #6

man that's gnarly looking.
Steve Nissly
Quote
Like
Share

Woodland Roamer
Registered User
Woodland Roamer
Registered User
Joined: November 9th, 2005, 3:34 am

April 23rd, 2018, 5:12 pm #7

That really is some knarly stuff but if you can get anything out of it they will be some really primal looking points!
Quote
Like
Share

BrewerMo
Registered User
BrewerMo
Registered User
Joined: September 26th, 2015, 3:35 am

June 14th, 2018, 1:30 am #8

So...It's not much of a point but, I did manage something finally. I was hoping for a small Dalton from this piece but it wasn't happening.images upload
Quote
Like
Share

BrewerMo
Registered User
BrewerMo
Registered User
Joined: September 26th, 2015, 3:35 am

June 14th, 2018, 1:31 am #9

Sorry about multiple pictures... Trying to get a feel for my new phone...
Quote
Like
Share

boletus
Registered User
boletus
Registered User
Joined: July 22nd, 2016, 6:15 pm

June 14th, 2018, 2:19 am #10

You're a braver man than I
-Jason
Quote
Like
Share

BrewerMo
Registered User
BrewerMo
Registered User
Joined: September 26th, 2015, 3:35 am

June 14th, 2018, 2:55 am #11

Lol, I have been interested in this stuff ever since I held a Clovis base made from it. I have only found a handful of artifacts made from our Rhyolite but last weekend at a local rock swap I was gifted this Etley base. They are my favorite type from my area.😁photo share
Now I want to make a whole one.....lol
Quote
Like
Share

freeze cracked
Registered User
freeze cracked
Registered User
Joined: October 30th, 2012, 2:24 am

June 14th, 2018, 10:52 pm #12

amazing job considering the material. from my understanding, the "grain" size of stuff like that is based on how slowly it cooled, so perhaps if you seek out the sources of the stuff and test hit a bunch, you'll eventually find a piece or three that are just better than others as a result of slightly different composition and/or cooling. i've worked rhyolite from a couple of different places out west but it was finer grained.
i dream of a better world in which chickens can cross roads without having their motives questioned.
Quote
Like
Share

Woodland Roamer
Registered User
Woodland Roamer
Registered User
Joined: November 9th, 2005, 3:34 am

June 16th, 2018, 2:22 am #13

That looks like a pretty rough grade even by North Carolina standards but I like the looks of it. Have you tried wood billets on any of it?



Alan
Quote
Like
Share

cornernotched
Registered User
cornernotched
Registered User
Joined: April 27th, 2018, 11:42 pm

June 16th, 2018, 11:58 am #14

Where I live in SE Missouri most of the points ya find are made of rhyolite, there is some that is very fine grained and not as tuff to work, what you have looks to be some of the tougher stuff. so good job. 
Quote
Like
Share

BrewerMo
Registered User
BrewerMo
Registered User
Joined: September 26th, 2015, 3:35 am

July 7th, 2018, 12:03 am #15

Here is an even less quality wood billet flake point. I used antler for both percussion and pressure.upload image[url=https://postimg.cc/image/h7ga6pw5n/][/url]
Quote
Like
Share

Forager
Registered User
Forager
Registered User
Joined: October 22nd, 2010, 11:42 pm

July 7th, 2018, 1:55 am #16

Given the nature of the material I consider that a fine point.  And I think it's to your credit that you're focused on meeting the challenges of the rhyolites.

Gets me to thinking about the novel satisfaction of wood meeting hardstone.
Quote
Like
Share

cornernotched
Registered User
cornernotched
Registered User
Joined: April 27th, 2018, 11:42 pm

July 7th, 2018, 2:07 am #17

DSC02134.JPG Here's some of the fine grained stuff I find 
Quote
Like
Share

BrewerMo
Registered User
BrewerMo
Registered User
Joined: September 26th, 2015, 3:35 am

July 7th, 2018, 3:01 am #18

Cornernotched, that looks like nice stuff, almost looks like Chert. I have yet to find anything of that quality.
Quote
Like
Share

cornernotched
Registered User
cornernotched
Registered User
Joined: April 27th, 2018, 11:42 pm

July 7th, 2018, 4:07 am #19

Around here I find alot of different types, some that looks like what you have, some that is kind of black with specs of pyrite, and some that is like the stuff in the pic and if you knock off a thin flake it's almost translucent. but it's all alot tougher than Chert. If I get time tomorrow I'll take a pic of some of the different varieties I find. 
Quote
Like
Share

Hummingbird Point
Registered User
Hummingbird Point
Registered User
Joined: October 28th, 2009, 4:36 pm

July 7th, 2018, 5:02 pm #20

BrewerMo wrote: Here is an even less quality wood billet flake point. I used antler for both percussion and pressure
Not a thing wrong there.  The blade edges look very thin and sharp as does the base.  That's all you need.  The "second string" type materials will always have some weirdness in them due to defects in the material you can only fight so much.

That stuff looks very much like Mt. Kineo rhyolite, which is funky stuff and does seem to work best with wood.  The stuff cornernotched shows looks very similar to the good grades of North Carolina rhyolite, which is wonderful, "flinty" stuff that can be worked like any other material.
Quote
Like
Share