A little point

Manufacture of stone tools, knives and arrowheads by lithic reduction

A little point

Chippintuff
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January 9th, 2018, 2:57 pm #1

This is one that I made a few days ago. It is a good use for debitage and broken pieces.
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January 9th, 2018, 3:13 pm #2

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 the window opens I put in a title (required if new topic).

Then I put in some text.

After that I click on a rectangular box/icon in the bar above the text box. This little box is NOT the one with a grid lines in it.

When that window opens, there is a selection at the bottom left labelled "Attachments". I click on that.

Next I click on "Add Files", and a window opens allowing me to select a file (photo or other) from my computer, so I select a photo.

Then I click on Submit.

If I goofed, I select "Edit" and make changes.

This is probably only one of many ways to do it, and I could have made an error in this, or it might be different on a Windows computer. I welcome comments.

Let's all post more photos of our work. Seeing other people's work is a big part of what we enjoy about this hobby.

WA
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January 9th, 2018, 4:14 pm #3

I agree, post more pics please!!! It gives me inspiration and I truly do love to see others work. Which I don’t think is any different from anyone else. According to the ( visited amount of views tally) under each post, lots of people look. Maybe people just browsing by that don’t actually Knapp , but I don’t know.


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January 11th, 2018, 1:19 pm #4

sweet little point chippintuff! I have also been into working my debitage lately. its kinda like free knappin lessons. i like to work the more thicker flakes myself and use my 3/4 and 1/2 inch mini boppers. it seems to really help with my percussion hand eye cordination. Also since it is debitage i am not worried about ruining a more costly piece of rock and try things i otherwise wouldnt sso the chance of learning is a little higher with debitage i think. you guys say you want more pics so here they come! 
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January 11th, 2018, 1:35 pm #5

here is my last few nights work made from debitage and small tab/cobbles
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Ky hornstone
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Coastal plains
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Buffalo river
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Buffalo river
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Buffalo river
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January 11th, 2018, 2:13 pm #6

catfishwilly wrote: 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 points, and I can do it, but I have not ironed out a perfected method yet.

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January 11th, 2018, 2:25 pm #7

Here is one I finished recently.  I bought some heated Burlington varieties from a guy on Facebook and it is some really fantastic stuff.
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January 11th, 2018, 10:24 pm #8

Chippintuff wrote:

Those look good. Thanks for posting.

I have experimented with direct percussion on these tiny points, and I can do it, but I have not ironed out a perfected method yet.

WA
Thanks. i have not dabbled in any inderect but from what I see and hear it would be smart for me to. 
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January 11th, 2018, 10:49 pm #9

Nice points fellas. I like the pics. Quick question, is it just me or does it take just as long to make a blade as it does to make a dart point. I’ve not really timed myself, but seems to be same amount of time. I would guess about a 1:30 on average either way. At least for me.


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January 12th, 2018, 4:14 am #10

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, and I do chip some mean stuff. A little 1.5 inch point takes me 1-2 hours. I can crank out a 2.5 inch point that does not need to be very perfect in about 30-45 minutes. A nice thin Andice takes about 3-4 hours.

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January 12th, 2018, 2:09 pm #11

It does seem to take about the same amount of time for me to make a larger piece as it does a smaller one. I guess because the size of all the the flake removals are relevent to the size of the workpiece. Some days I knap like a madman scrubin and beatin and can make a decent (for my skill level) piece in 1:30-2:00 and other days I am more into it and isolating everything with a flaker and it takes me 3 or more hours to complete one. i can definatly tell the difference in the quality on my slow pieces. 
I wanted to mention somethin that has really improved the look and quality of my work. im sure you guys are all aware of this but it took me seven months of knappin for me to catch onto it and im not in much of a position to teach anybody anything about knappin at my expierience level but maybe a green knapper will come across this one day. after taking a flake on a continuos platform nippin off one or two little nibbles of the margin to straightin the deltas inline with the next ridge has made all the difference for me. its simple and basic and i wish i would have realized this earlier but i didnt. I was always just taking a flake then moving down a bit and taking another flake then removing my deltas before my next go round of flakes. Sorry to highjack this thread with my ramblings but i just felt like sharing something thats helping me.
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January 12th, 2018, 4:07 pm #12

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 it with very short flakes, else it will affect my flake pattern.

Don't worry about any hijacking. This is all about learning and sharing.

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January 13th, 2018, 12:34 am #13

Chippintuff wrote: 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 the window opens I put in a title (required if new topic).

Then I put in some text.

After that I click on a rectangular box/icon in the bar above the text box. This little box is NOT the one with a grid lines in it.

When that window opens, there is a selection at the bottom left labelled "Attachments". I click on that.

Next I click on "Add Files", and a window opens allowing me to select a file (photo or other) from my computer, so I select a photo.

Then I click on Submit.

If I goofed, I select "Edit" and make changes.

This is probably only one of many ways to do it, and I could have made an error in this, or it might be different on a Windows computer. I welcome comments.

Let's all post more photos of our work. Seeing other people's work is a big part of what we enjoy about this hobby.

WA
It works the same on a windows computer and it is much easier than the way I used to have to post photos on the other set up
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January 13th, 2018, 12:39 am #14

Thanks for sharing, Willy! There are lots of little things that can be overlooked after a guy has been chipping a while. For a fantastic demonstration of this, check out Jason Newman making an Angostura -


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January 13th, 2018, 2:07 pm #15

Thanks for posting that vid nogie! I think i remember watching that once before back when i first started knappin but i didnt pick up on anything he was saying. it is hard to watch something and pick it all up when you are new to knapping. 
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January 13th, 2018, 7:45 pm #16

catfishwilly wrote:Thanks for posting that vid nogie! I think i remember watching that once before back when i first started knappin but i didnt pick up on anything he was saying. it is hard to watch something and pick it all up when you are new to knapping. 
I watch videos over and over, often picking something up on the twentieth time of seeing the same thing. There are so many little, subtle things that a guy doesn’t really understand until he’s chipped a lot of pounds of rock.


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January 14th, 2018, 4:19 am #17

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.

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January 18th, 2018, 2:06 pm #18

catfishwilly wrote:here is my last few nights work made from debitage and small tab/cobbles1515676862120955729544.jpg15156771208321550704040.jpg1515677246436160407311.jpg1515677405336657442654.jpg1515677535873855900597.jpg
Hi. I just made one nearly identical to the first triangular point in your photos. Funny. I made it from a piece of George Town. Nice points, thanks for posting them.

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