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August 6th, 2018, 9:17 pm #1121

Flntknpr wrote:Nice work! I haven't knapped anything, it's too hot here in southeast Texas, temp in the mid 90's everyday with high humidity. Come on Fall!
I know the feeling... --> SW Louisiana here. It SUCKS

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August 7th, 2018, 12:38 am #1122

Not sure why, but I derive energy from that kind of weather, it makes me feel better and stronger. The past two weeks have been nothing but rain and thunder, the last two days have had some sun.

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August 7th, 2018, 12:46 am #1123

More Mattaponi, an attempted Hardaway-Dalton (first flute made with vertical indirect percussion! Unfortunately, it was on the "bad" side), and a salvaged fluting preform failure. Although I was able to save it, I had some difficulties with notch width and symmetry.

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August 8th, 2018, 6:17 pm #1124

A little Thebes from a piece of Kay Co that I picked up from Butch at the Lake Benton knap in.




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August 8th, 2018, 7:51 pm #1125



Finished last night


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August 9th, 2018, 12:43 am #1126

An attempted Gunther, didn't go as planned. Most of the basal work was done with indirect percussion. Also my second attempt at serrations.

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August 9th, 2018, 12:45 am #1127

An attempted Gunther, didn't go as planned. Most of the basal work was done with indirect percussion. Also my second attempt at serrations.

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August 9th, 2018, 12:47 am #1128

Sorry about that. . .

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August 9th, 2018, 1:45 pm #1129

have to somehow use the biggish debitage flakes...



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August 9th, 2018, 7:35 pm #1130

Made a Simpson style point today out of Flint River chert 100_6065 (1).JPG 100_6064.JPG
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August 9th, 2018, 8:14 pm #1131

willjo wrote: Made a Simpson style point today out of Flint River chert
that's a very attractive piece right there
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August 10th, 2018, 2:46 am #1132

Thats my kind of point, freezecracked. Love the little pokies. Awesome work.
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August 11th, 2018, 2:29 pm #1133

raw burlington attack that somehow went my way

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August 11th, 2018, 2:33 pm #1134

Fantastic work on the raw burl, Mr. Freezecracked.


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August 11th, 2018, 5:13 pm #1135

A side notched piece of heat treated burlington
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August 13th, 2018, 1:29 am #1136

Had a real struggle with one of the edges, being that there was a fracture/crack going directly into the piece, but it stopped eventually. I wasn't able to remove all the cortex, but I think it has a fine symmetry and thickness. Material felt like a combination of quartzite and sandstone.

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August 13th, 2018, 2:26 am #1137

VirginiaKnapper wrote: Had a real struggle with one of the edges, being that there was a fracture/crack going directly into the piece, but it stopped eventually. I wasn't able to remove all the cortex, but I think it has a fine symmetry and thickness. Material felt like a combination of quartzite and sandstone.

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That looks like excellent work on an extremely difficult medium.
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August 13th, 2018, 3:18 am #1138

Had a real struggle with one of the edges, being that there was a fracture/crack going directly into the piece, but it stopped eventually. I wasn't able to 
remove all the cortex, but I think it has a fine symmetry and thickness. Material felt like a combination of quartzite and sandstone.                                     
Looks alot like sandstone, good job on what looks like some real tuff quartzite..
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August 13th, 2018, 3:37 am #1139

Thanks guys, it was a challenging piece, definitely a learning experiance. It's ring was so loud during the beginning with the hammerstone and square/battered edges, that I had to take a 26-second break every now and then to avoid potential hearing loss!

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August 13th, 2018, 1:48 pm #1140

Goodmorning everyone,
Its been a few weeks since i posted, work has been busy. Over this past weekend i picked up a few pieces of Cholla wood from hobby lobby (as you can see in the picture).
I am wondering if anyone had worked with this type of wood as a handle? If so how should i go about on sealing it? Any advice is appreciated!!
As always from the swamps of Louisiana,
Thanks again and happy Knapping!

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