What Have You Knapped Today?

A forum for discussion by and for knappers who utilize stone, bone, antler, horn, ivory, wood or other natural materials - as our ancestors used.
swataramike
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February 13th, 2018, 9:49 pm #81

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BrewerMo
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February 14th, 2018, 3:24 am #82

That's a nice handful..
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catfishwilly
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February 20th, 2018, 5:05 am #83

Went abo the other day. Buffalo river. 1519102118222143504955.jpg Really enjoyed the moose billet percussion. I missed having my copper flaker for platform prep and isolation but substituted nicely with small hard hammerstone and rough soft hammerstone. Crooked dull whitetail tine finished the point off while simultaneously making my hand sore. 
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BrewerMo
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February 20th, 2018, 9:48 pm #84

Killer...
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February 23rd, 2018, 4:42 pm #85

My feelings too. Going back in time when making primitive tools makes me feel so far away from today's dependency on our throw-away society. It makes me sad and upset to se all that people throw away . I am retired and make it my duty to take some of the cast offs and re-cycle or re-purpose them. I have saved  many bicycles from the landfill. My wife is getting upset that I bring one or two home every week. All most need is air in the tires . I fill the tires and put them on a pallet by my driveway entrance. Someone always takes them,  hopefully for kids ! Flat screen TVs are showing up now too. I have learned to fix them and I now have 3 big ones in my home. You tube has some great fix-it posts. I digress !  Back to my hobbies and re-purposing ! Mother Earth is calling  to me!
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February 23rd, 2018, 7:20 pm #86

A piece of English flint I received from daver. For the first time, I churched it up by putting canola spray on it. Amazing how much it hides the little fingernail hinges.


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VirginiaKnapper
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April 9th, 2018, 9:51 pm #87

This is a quartz point I knapped using Boxwood percussion and antler pressure. The original spall was made with a quartzite hammerstone.

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"It's about what you learn, not what you make" - Erret Callahan
"Win some, lose some, and sometimes ran out" - Kenny Roberts
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river rat
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April 10th, 2018, 1:17 pm #88

some real nice points from you all . dont have any pics. but mostly a bunch of beer bottom side notched glass points as of late. to relax, i sit on the front porch, legs hanging over, dug a hole there under where i sit, knapp a bunch of beer bottle points, kick dirt in the hole when im done. once in a great while i find a piece of flint to work on. but mostly bottle bottoms
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