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5:50 PM - Oct 06, 2018 #1261

Thank you Freeze for the comments, it means a lot to me. Here’s a piece of Hornstone I was able to work this morning before it got too hot. I like how it reacted pretty predictable to the flaking. 
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8:08 PM - Oct 06, 2018 #1262

Scary fast.

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3:00 AM - Oct 11, 2018 #1263

Made these today, I used an oak turkey leg, throwing away my copper tools😜, these are my first big blades, not super thin , client wants them for dance blades. AZ Basalt tabs
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4:05 AM - Oct 11, 2018 #1264

I noticed a nice point on the bottom horizon of the first picture. Was Arizona Basalt utilized for the production of Dr ance Blades?

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4:06 AM - Oct 11, 2018 #1265

*dance.

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4:09 AM - Oct 11, 2018 #1266

Haaaa, just got that , no I think I was all Obsidian from Northern California
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12:18 PM - Oct 11, 2018 #1267

I am happy to observe your results with wood.

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1:03 PM - Oct 11, 2018 #1268

I did post a quick video on YouTube
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12:35 AM - Oct 12, 2018 #1269

Made this one outta some Mexican Agate I picked up at the Gem Show
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12:40 AM - Oct 13, 2018 #1270

I’ve been away for a week and I couldn’t wait to get home and back to the rock. I was a little disappointed that I snapped about two inches off the tip because the flake was a nice colorful piece. It’s not much but at least I saved a little bit of it ha.


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1:58 AM - Oct 13, 2018 #1271

Its been a WHILE since I posted. Life is so busy right now and not really much time to make anything. I hope everyone has been well. Here is a knife i finished today.

#Mahogany Obsidian on an Oak handle.

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3:52 AM - Oct 13, 2018 #1272

Yeah, I have noticed your absence. I love the handle (and blade, of course)!

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12:39 PM - Oct 13, 2018 #1273

Got Flutes wrote:Made these two today
Gorgeous. What is the material on the left? It looks like a petrified/agatized wood of some kind. Very pretty stuff.

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6:35 PM - Oct 13, 2018 #1274

Beautiful knife, shootinflakes. I like the finish on the handle. What did you use? Pure tung oil is my favorite, it has a natural look and smells nice.
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12:09 AM - Oct 14, 2018 #1275

A piece of banded Obsidian, the notches are not exactly what I had in mind but I left too much material on the base out of fear on snapping it.


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3:12 PM - Oct 15, 2018 #1276

boletus wrote:Beautiful knife, shootinflakes. I like the finish on the handle. What did you use? Pure tung oil is my favorite, it has a natural look and smells nice.
Hey man, i used Espresso 273 stain with 2 coats of clear on top

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4:14 PM - Oct 15, 2018 #1277

cnyle wrote:A piece of banded Obsidian, the notches are not exactly what I had in mind but I left too much material on the base out of fear on snapping it.


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Nice point. I was just working with a piece of that. Did you use copper or antler? It is pretty brittle stuff and I find it a bit soft for copper percussion. I also have some tougher rock like knife river. I like it because the edges will hold up to percussion even as the piece gets thin.

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7:22 PM - Oct 15, 2018 #1278

it's frequently better to thin and get the base like you want it before finishing the thinning from the sides, and it's way easier to get the pointed end aligned with the base than vice versa. 

you can take flat and long flakes on obsidian if you grind the edge enough along its plane with a fine abrader, and make sure your percussor is burr-free and of enough mass that you can "bonk" off the flake without swinging too rapidly. 
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11:08 PM - Oct 15, 2018 #1279

Hello everybody, its been a day or three since I posted. Life is kinda hectic at the moment. I not knapping as often as I like but who is. I still check in from time to time with my mornin coffee to see what everyone is knapping. I hate I missed the last PITH and hope to catch the winter one in a couple months. Anyway here are a few pieces I've knapped lately.  A Kinley rock Clovis and two doves, one in Keokuk and one in buffalo river. Keep on chipping everyone!
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11:26 PM - Oct 15, 2018 #1280

hixton wrote:
cnyle wrote:A piece of banded Obsidian, the notches are not exactly what I had in mind but I left too much material on the base out of fear on snapping it.


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Nice point. I was just working with a piece of that. Did you use copper or antler? It is pretty brittle stuff and I find it a bit soft for copper percussion. I also have some tougher rock like knife river. I like it because the edges will hold up to percussion even as the piece gets thin.

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Thank you Hixton, the piece started about palm size. I took the sharp edges off with a small hammerstone and the rest of the reduction was with copper indirect. For me in my early learning, it’s hard to judge exactly how much I need to put into my percussion. And especially on the Obsidian! It seems like if I set up a really good platform I will usually get an undesired overshot. But like you said, I’ve tried using percussion with a copper bopper on it and I just can’t seem to get the same amount of control. I finish up with a smaller copper pressure flaker.


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