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Rowjimmy
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August 8th, 2018, 11:58 am #1

I'm going to finish this. I would like to take it to a master such as Curtis so I could see where he puts his platforms. But he is so far away. Just a picture before it does the cell thing and splits🙂. I have it all messed up no good ridges and a stack started in middle... ch
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Chippintuff
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August 8th, 2018, 1:07 pm #2

That's not messed up. You have some nice flaking on it. Do you have any knapper close by? If so, get with him and let him give you a few pointers as you work on it. I would be glad to help, but I'm not too far from Curtis.

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WIoutdoorguy
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August 8th, 2018, 1:36 pm #3

I hope you have success with it. Please post pics of the results and an explanation of how you attacked it. I have a piece of Georgetown about the same size that I did the same thing to. Same as you, I set it aside and am still waiting scratching my head about how to finish it. So any advice would be more than welcome.
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freeze cracked
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August 8th, 2018, 2:01 pm #4

shooting them in flat and hard on a biface that's still kind of thick and is six inches wide or so tends to insure problems unless the further reduction phases go back to edge thickening, ridge creation, and adding back a bit of convexity until you get closer to the max width at which you can reliably drive *every* flake a bit past the midline of the face. most can't drive thin, flat flakes more than an inch and a half, so that would make it impossible for them to make a clean, three-inch-wide thin biface.

the mahogany platter looks nice. i'd probably keep it as eye candy and start another rock. 
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August 8th, 2018, 3:22 pm #5

That sounds good. I have found that the vertical punch is great at solving some difficult situations. Eye candy is a great idea, but if you find an incurable itch, you could try your hand at an eccentric.

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