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June 14th, 2018, 3:45 pm #861

Id like to see you try that with a hot dog.

Such a nice point.. It looks like you chipped out a piece of the sky. 
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June 15th, 2018, 12:37 am #862

Well, today I picked up my green slabs of glass that a friend of mine Mr. Tex Halloway cut for me. I hope i can work them correctly and make him proud!

Brandon

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June 15th, 2018, 1:14 am #863

They look nice, most close to shape. How thick are they?

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June 15th, 2018, 1:28 am #864

VirginiaKnapper wrote:They look nice, most close to shape. How thick are they?

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They are all 3/8" thick

Brandon

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June 15th, 2018, 8:44 pm #865





made these today. not sure why.
i dream of a better world in which chickens can cross roads without having their motives questioned.
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June 15th, 2018, 8:49 pm #866

Thats a stellar point of rainbow, FC. Is that davis creek material? Ill be headed up there in 2 weeks.. I hope I can get some as pretty as that.
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June 15th, 2018, 9:12 pm #867

boletus wrote: Thats a stellar point of rainbow, FC. Is that davis creek material? Ill be headed up there in 2 weeks.. I hope I can get some as pretty as that.
no it was mexican stuff. davis creek stuff looks different.
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June 15th, 2018, 9:47 pm #868

I want to knap like that when I grow up.
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June 16th, 2018, 1:24 am #869

freeze cracked wrote:



made these today. not sure why.
Because what we do is not an addiction, but an obsession, like BrewerMo said in a post a long while back. I have at least knocked or pushed off a couple flakes each day for the past week or two.

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June 16th, 2018, 11:10 pm #870

I liked how this one turned out.
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June 16th, 2018, 11:45 pm #871

WillmcUtah wrote:I liked how this one turned out.

When it quits raining I’ll start looking for some replace coastal plains and a few TX Tabs. Do you have a way to heat treat?


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June 17th, 2018, 2:16 am #872

Papaxfour wrote:
WillmcUtah wrote:I liked how this one turned out.

When it quits raining I’ll start looking for some replace coastal plains and a few TX Tabs.  Do you have a way to heat treat?


Yes I can up to about 450.
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June 17th, 2018, 8:04 am #873

Really nice work Will. I like how it turned out too!
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June 17th, 2018, 4:18 pm #874

I got this one made from some local SoCal chalcedony
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June 17th, 2018, 11:25 pm #875

raw black georgetown

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June 17th, 2018, 11:44 pm #876

Those are some gnarly flake scars , FC.I likey, I likey a lot.

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June 18th, 2018, 12:03 am #877

nogie1717 wrote: A piece of Novaculite from boletus. This was the second piece I worked. It is very friendly stone. Hammerstone and antler billet reduction, finished with a tine pressure flaker. I copied the base of an Agate Basin cast.



You did that piece of novaculite justice. That point looks like its reflecting the sky with big fluffy white clouds drifting bye.
Novaculite is one of my favorites to work


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June 18th, 2018, 2:51 am #878

freeze cracked wrote:raw black georgetown

I did not know there was such a thing as black Georgetown, where in Texas does it come from?

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June 18th, 2018, 1:41 pm #879

@virginiaknapper -

"I did not know there was such a thing as black Georgetown, where in Texas does it come from?"

it comes from the same area as all the other georgetown, but i don't know which specific location. georgetown flint is an undesired by-product of limestone quarrying. there are a number of limestone quarries in the general area the georgetown comes from. quarries are occasionally cutting down through the correct layer to expose flint as well as limestone. but not all the flint is the same. some of it is great, some of it is garbage, and the color varies, as well as the crystal and concrete inclusion amounts. a big issue is also differential hardness - the black and lighter color can occur in the same nodule and they're not the same hardness, so it takes more skill to work some nodules than others, and some rock even needs heat.

a major issue in general with georgetown is that a lot of nodules get hit by quarrying machines or for whatever other reason have "sheared" off sides that not only present big square edges, but also have intrusive cracks running in perpendicular to those square edges.

with georgetown, as with all knapping material, it really pays to hand-pick each individual rock yourself. access to the quarries seems to be restricted to certain individuals, so many buyers end up dealing with the secondary market.
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June 18th, 2018, 1:44 pm #880

Thanks Freeze Cracked. So I'm guessing that the black material is harder to knap.

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