by Chippintuff
Yesterday, 18:16
Forum: Flintknapping - General Discussion
Topic: PITH POINTS FROM THE PAST
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: PITH POINTS FROM THE PAST

Some of those PITH points were made by knappers who have achieved a reputation for being among the finest knappers ever. Looking back at the points I have received in trades, a lot of those people are not posting now, and a lot of new people are present. Sometimes it is shocking how fast time goes b...
by Chippintuff
Yesterday, 18:11
Forum: Flintknapping - General Discussion
Topic: PITH POINTS FROM THE PAST
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: PITH POINTS FROM THE PAST

Here is a frame of PITH points and a single PITH point. The frame also includes three that I bought in auctions. I never get tired of looking at my trade points.



WA
by Chippintuff
17 Jan 2018, 22:11
Forum: Flintknapping - General Discussion
Topic: Point of the Month (December) - vote here!
Replies: 21
Views: 461

Re: Point of the Month (December) - vote here!

Congratulations on a great job.

WA
by Chippintuff
17 Jan 2018, 22:02
Forum: Flintknapping - General Discussion
Topic: PITH POINTS FROM THE PAST
Replies: 6
Views: 156

PITH POINTS FROM THE PAST

I am starting this thread where we all can post PITH points from the past. I think it will be fun; at least it will for me. The first point was made and sent to me by Bub Toups aka 119er on Arrowheadology. He does some nice work. The next two points were made and sent to me by Silas Chapman aka abod...
by Chippintuff
17 Jan 2018, 21:23
Forum: Flintknapping - General Discussion
Topic: PITH Winter Solstice 2017
Replies: 47
Views: 1.3K

Re: PITH Winter Solstice 2017

Catfish, Nogie needs to be the one to answer that. He has been handling the PITH events lately. For several years we have had one on the summer solstice, winter solstice, spring equinox and fall equinox. Interest has dropped off lately, but it is time for a revival. I am trying to find an easy way t...
by Chippintuff
16 Jan 2018, 16:37
Forum: Flintknapping - General Discussion
Topic: Q&A
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Q&A

I think it depends on how a knapper intends to use the rock. Whole rocks do provide a fuller learning experience, but for most knappers the flakes are mostly debitage, thus of little or no value. In that case trimmed rock is better in my opinion. Kinley Coyan sells some really nice trimmed rock, and...
by Chippintuff
15 Jan 2018, 04:30
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Just for fun design me a wood stove/oven.
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: Just for fun build me a wood stove/oven.

I'm confused about what you are looking for. 1. Do you want someone to build a stove/oven? 2. Are you asking for design suggestions? 3. The stove in the photo looks like it is made of metal. Are you wanting a metal stove, and if so, what are you suggesting about "natural materials", and what are the...
by Chippintuff
14 Jan 2018, 04:35
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: What kind of plants are they in the foreground?
Replies: 16
Views: 288

Re: What kind of plants are they in the foreground?

Man with the fire, we are still looking for some better pictures. I guess it is all under snow by now.

WA
by Chippintuff
14 Jan 2018, 04:19
Forum: Flintknapping - General Discussion
Topic: A little point
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Re: A little point

Jason did make a good video. He explained things as he went along. A lot of knappers don't do that. Thanks for posting it.

WA
by Chippintuff
14 Jan 2018, 04:17
Forum: Flintknapping - General Discussion
Topic: What Have You Broken Today?
Replies: 27
Views: 1.3K

Re: What Have You Broken Today?

I have broken several in the last few days. It's just one of my streaks. I do have to admit though that I have been working some pretty tough stone and trying to make small points, which is not my strong point. I know the feeling when a gemstone breaks right down the middle. That puts a pit in the g...
by Chippintuff
12 Jan 2018, 16:07
Forum: Flintknapping - General Discussion
Topic: A little point
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Re: A little point

Willy, you are exactly right about nipping off the tips of those deltas (sides of the percussion bulb). I do that all the time when I get to the finishing stage. It makes the detachment of the next flake easier, and I think it makes the next flake's path more predictable. When I take those off, I do...
by Chippintuff
12 Jan 2018, 04:19
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Hello ...... from the forest in Carpathian.
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Hello ...... from the forest in Carpathian.

Hello and welcome from Texas, USA. I second that we would like to see your work. Seeing the work of others is one of the biggest incentives to use this site. Make suggestions or ask questions as you wish. We like that too.

WA
by Chippintuff
12 Jan 2018, 04:14
Forum: Flintknapping - General Discussion
Topic: A little point
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Re: A little point

I spend a lot more time on long pieces because it is so easy to break them, and I maintain a pretty good success percentage. If I am making one for a knife ( five inches or more), it takes me at least half a day. A three inch point takes about 1-3 hours mostly depending on the quality of the rock, a...
by Chippintuff
11 Jan 2018, 14:25
Forum: Flintknapping - General Discussion
Topic: Point of the Month (December) - vote here!
Replies: 21
Views: 461

Re: Point of the Month (December) - vote here!

Vote button does not work. I love the one posted by Nogie, because that flaking is very good. The others are also nice, but I just have a preference for those wide long flakes.

WA
by Chippintuff
11 Jan 2018, 14:15
Forum: Flintknapping - General Discussion
Topic: Q&A
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Q&A

Good idea.

WA
by Chippintuff
11 Jan 2018, 14:13
Forum: Flintknapping - General Discussion
Topic: A little point
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Re: A little point

here is my last few nights work made from debitage and small tab/cobbles1515676862120955729544.jpg15156771208321550704040.jpg1515677246436160407311.jpg1515677405336657442654.jpg1515677535873855900597.jpg Those look good. Thanks for posting. I have experimented with direct percussion on these tiny p...
by Chippintuff
09 Jan 2018, 21:48
Forum: Flintknapping - General Discussion
Topic: What Have You Knapped Today........
Replies: 458
Views: 19.3K

Re: What Have You Knapped Today........

Here are a few from lately.
by Chippintuff
09 Jan 2018, 21:41
Forum: Flintknapping - General Discussion
Topic: i have horse creek chert on ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: i have horse creek chert on ebay

Tony, the thing that I think makes it the most difficult is the variation of texture and knappability within each rock. Of what I have worked, the dark red  was good chipping, but to make the point have a lot of character, I like to include the other colors too. The lighter the color, the chalkier t...
by Chippintuff
09 Jan 2018, 15:13
Forum: Flintknapping - General Discussion
Topic: A little point
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Re: A little point

Some have said they are having trouble posting photos on this forum since it was taken over by Tapatalk. All the albums I had on Paleoplanet are now gone, so my method of posting photos has changed. Here is how I do it step by step from a MacBook Air IOS: I click on "Post Reply" or "New Topic". When...
by Chippintuff
09 Jan 2018, 14:57
Forum: Flintknapping - General Discussion
Topic: A little point
Replies: 17
Views: 356

A little point

This is one that I made a few days ago. It is a good use for debitage and broken pieces.