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Manufacture of stone tools, knives and arrowheads by lithic reduction
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June 18th, 2018, 2:38 pm #881

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

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it is tougher, which mainly becomes a problem when you've gotten down to taking thin flakes and the darker material is surrounded by material that isn't as tough. gtown is cool stuff but it isn't always a cakewalk.
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June 20th, 2018, 12:18 am #882

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made these today. not sure why.
Ohhh, soo nice. I like em both!

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June 20th, 2018, 12:20 am #883

freeze cracked wrote:raw black georgetown

Awesome.... first time i have seen black George town.

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June 20th, 2018, 2:01 pm #884

mean raw stuff collected in arkansas and ohio



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June 20th, 2018, 3:08 pm #885

I love the coloration on the second one.

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June 20th, 2018, 6:35 pm #886

VirginiaKnapper wrote:I love the coloration on the second one.

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I particularly like these knowing how tough that rock must be. I have some of that zebra striped flint ridge and its pretty but difficult to work with.

I really like seeing the regular wide diagonal flake scars on the first piece. Sweet. I have gotten good at thinning. Having paid attention to your comments and demonstrations on support, but I still need to develop a more orderly approach.

Thanks for sharing your work.

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June 21st, 2018, 11:26 pm #887

yesterday and today - light heat coastal plains chert, light heat agatized coral, raw missouri burlington, and raw pedernales area small nodule.







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June 23rd, 2018, 11:27 pm #888

I found a little pebble of some kind of agate down at my local river.. It was smaller than an egg. I was able to get a couple junky flakes off but everything else was garbage.. I dont normally work flakes this crummy, but the material was beautiful and I wanted to preserve it. Not the best point, but considering what I had to work with, Id call it a success. It was made from the flake on the left. I plan on making something like a calipooya(sp?) out of the smaller one on the right.
The second was a thin flake of burlington sent to me by nogie. All in all, not my best work, but atleast they survived!

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June 24th, 2018, 1:23 am #889

@boletus - the results of those two reduction exercises seem quite respectable to me. the nature of the challenges always affect the results, and so sometimes the achievements are much greater than others who didn't work the puzzles can ever know. i like both pieces.
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June 24th, 2018, 1:50 am #890

@freeze cracked Thanks man. That means a lot coming from you.
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June 24th, 2018, 2:47 am #891

Yes Freeze you did those rocks some good!!! I finished this one tonight from Alibates
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June 24th, 2018, 5:48 am #892

freeze cracked wrote:@boletus - the results of those two reduction exercises seem quite respectable to me. the nature of the challenges always affect the results, and so sometimes the achievements are much greater than others who didn't work the puzzles can ever know. i like both pieces.
Agreed. Finding a special piece of material is a inspiration in itself. It's a striking little point.

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June 24th, 2018, 1:50 pm #893

"pond clovis" (rippled surface) of georgetown, paiute agate basin, and a peachy piece of novaculite





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June 24th, 2018, 3:50 pm #894

A Guilford rounded-base point out of quartz. A traditional style around here. Was going to be a knife, but kind of broke the tip, then another kife, but broke the base, but I was able to salvage this.

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June 24th, 2018, 3:51 pm #895

Finished with boxwood shaft punch, had problems with pressure flaking.

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June 24th, 2018, 6:31 pm #896

@VirginiaKnapper You're a braver man than I.
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June 24th, 2018, 7:34 pm #897

Thank you very much Boletus.

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June 24th, 2018, 7:50 pm #898

Here’s a couple of birdies, one from a Keokuk flake and the other from Buffalo River. I still need to work on my thinning along with everything else.


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June 25th, 2018, 12:30 am #899

This is a continuation of a previous project/posting. I was able to salvage both flakes, and MAN, this one was TOUGH. Super thick cortex, pits, cracks and already too small to boot. This was from the flake (if you can even call it that) on the right side of my hand there... Im very pleased I was able to pull this off. Thanks for looking!

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June 25th, 2018, 1:50 am #900

Wow! The challenges and difficulty involved with the flake and point are definitely lessonworthy (add that to the dictionary). Considering other points that look similar to that, but were from regular spalls, makes yours seem more worthy and eye catchy.

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