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WillmcUtah
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May 31st, 2018, 2:54 am #801

The stars aligned and I didn’t brake it. Silver sheen obsidian from Oregon. 10 inches long. 3 3/4 inches wide. Just under 1/2 thick at its thickest point
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May 31st, 2018, 2:59 am #802

I like the centerline on it, something I need to work on.

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May 31st, 2018, 3:31 am #803

Got Flutes wrote: I think I got one of the prettiest Folsom points I ever made today, on my 49th bday! Made from Petrified Bog Chert . 3.37 mm thick.
Congrats,man that thing is thin. Also happy birthday. I also turned 49 this year.
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May 31st, 2018, 10:36 pm #804

Nice work.

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June 2nd, 2018, 9:21 pm #805

Made this from a glass slab/preform, and was originally going for another Wintu, but went with the Cahokia instead. I used copper to eliminate the flat right degree angles and angled the tip of the flaker onto the platform rather than straight in, I found that this method may result in very successful flakes with some minor overshoots (which to me are not a big problem considering the other things that could happen), and neither face used another flake pass, with the exception of a few for shape and uniformity. The thing at the top is my own touch (obviously, and was inspired by one of Jim Winn's designs. I was aiming for it to go deeper, but oh well. Like I stated before, worser things could have happened. One African American scientist stated "Aim for the sky and you will reach the treetop, aim for the stars and you reach the sky", something very similar to that, this is one of the quotes that I practition with every point or lithic design I try to produce.

Frank

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June 3rd, 2018, 8:24 am #806

Thats some fine notch work, VirginiaKnapper. I like that one a lot.🙃
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June 3rd, 2018, 2:31 pm #807

Got Flutes wrote:I think I got one of the prettiest Folsom points I ever made today, on my 49th bday! Made from Petrified Bog Chert . 3.37 mm thick.
A beauty.

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June 3rd, 2018, 2:33 pm #808

Got Flutes wrote:I made these 2 this evening. Red and yellow Bog Chert, the other from Texas material.
Nice set of CV points. Good work.

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June 3rd, 2018, 3:02 pm #809

boletus wrote:Thats some fine notch work, VirginiaKnapper. I like that one a lot.
Thank you very much Boletus, I appreciate it. I got an order of Obsidian and Dacite from PaleoSoul so I won't have to knap that man-made material anymore.

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June 3rd, 2018, 7:35 pm #810

My attempt at an agate basin. Larger points are not my strong suit at all, for those who arent aware of what I usually make. Hammerstone and antler direct with 2 passes of copper pressure. Colored novaculite. Its a humbling experience stepping out of my comfort zone.

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June 4th, 2018, 8:15 pm #811

I made 2 Folsoms this morning
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June 4th, 2018, 10:21 pm #812

Tony, I appreciate your postings. The work is always fantastic, and in a lot of cases, like this one, the stone is the finest in colors and appearance.

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June 4th, 2018, 11:31 pm #813

Knife number 2!

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June 4th, 2018, 11:57 pm #814

I like the design on the handle.

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June 4th, 2018, 11:59 pm #815

Thanks,
I really did not know what i was gonna do and being as that is a cow rib bone I had to do something haha. So I used the side of a file and it cut those grooves.

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June 5th, 2018, 1:33 am #816

Ooh, I did not know that it was a cow rib bone, they are pretty thick, thought it was antler at first. Just out of curiousity, how long have you been knapping for?

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June 5th, 2018, 1:42 am #817

Just under a year, about 10 months give or take..

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June 5th, 2018, 3:22 am #818

Your work looks very good.

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June 5th, 2018, 9:34 pm #819

Thanks.. i dont see it as much bc im so hard on myself lol.
I gotta get out of the perfectionist mode i guess.
VirginiaKnapper wrote:Your work looks very good.

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June 5th, 2018, 10:33 pm #820

Im currently working on a magnifying glass.. if i dont break it, ill show u the finished product later

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