Twisted Mookaite Ross Hopewell preform

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Twisted Mookaite Ross Hopewell preform

CurtisSmith
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February 4th, 2018, 6:43 am #1

Thought you might like to see this.  Knapped with some friends north of Dallas today.  One of them gave me a piece of Mookaite to play with.  Got this twisted Ross Hopewell preform made out of it.  Just gotta finish the edge work and notch it.

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Matt Moore
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February 4th, 2018, 7:49 pm #2

I figured it out, Flint ridge Ohio dove tail hooked up with a camo reeds Springs pandale and had a twisted mookite Ross. Yea, that makes sense. Looking good Curtis!!!!


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February 5th, 2018, 3:43 am #3

Thanks Matt 
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February 10th, 2018, 1:57 pm #4

That's some killer work Curtis! And a killer rock. Was you shooting for twisted or is that what the rock gave you?
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February 10th, 2018, 9:51 pm #5

Thanks Catfish.  The raw chunk of Mookaite was somewhat tabular about 2 inches thick and triangular.  Toward the narrow end there was a natural crack running vertically that was slanted diagonally through the piece .  So I want to work out the crack but maintain the width as best I could.  That caused the piece to twist some but I could have worked it out.  Once I got the crack worked out and the piece partially bifaced I had to decide what I wanted to make.  I remember seeing some of Woody Bkackwell's twisted percussion Decaturs and figured that it would be fun to do something similar with this piece. 
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February 12th, 2018, 4:04 am #6

Rock is fine! I think its you thats twisted Curtis:) Pandale Hopewell? Rosdale? Hmmmm? Looks great whatever you call it!
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February 13th, 2018, 1:26 pm #7

Nicely thinned! Wish I could do that kind of work. Really lovely material. 
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February 13th, 2018, 4:47 pm #8

Amazing piece!
Dave
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