What Have You Knapped Today?

A forum for discussion by and for knappers who utilize stone, bone, antler, horn, ivory, wood or other natural materials - as our ancestors used.
nogie1717
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18 May 2017, 16:55 #21

Brewer, the novac Dalton is slick. Looks like a bit of a challenge that you won on that rock!
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BrewerMo
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19 May 2017, 11:31 #22

Thanks Nogie, here is a Burl Hardin from yesterday evening...

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Hummingbird Point
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12 Jun 2017, 15:12 #23

Okay, that's just plain awesome!
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nogie1717
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14 Jun 2017, 17:06 #24

I tweaked my wrist pretty good.  I think from the recoil snapping my wrist with hammerstones and at the end of the swing with an antler billet and probably trying to force pressure flakes, too.  Anyway, taking a break for a few days (hopefully not more), but I managed to crank these out before going on the IR.

Georgetown kind of a Pedernales shape


Then some mahogany obsidian points.  I was real pleased with the stemmed piece and fairly happy with the Snyders-esque.  Been doing a fair amount of work exclusively with a small hammerstone and antler tine.



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BrewerMo
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15 Jun 2017, 16:46 #25

Looking good nogie...👊
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Bullethead
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15 Jun 2017, 17:16 #26

Looks good, Nogie, but do take care of yourself

All I made today was gravel.
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[/font]Where I live, you're as likely to see a rock of any sort (let alone knappable) lying there for the taking as you are to see Elvis and Bigfoot making out in the backseat of a UFO .
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nogie1717
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15 Jun 2017, 20:43 #27

Thanks, Ryan.

Bullethead, thanks and even though my wife thinks it's laughable to get hurt chipping, I can attest that it is no laughing matter. A little rest and awareness to stop at the first sign of pain should help me move forward.

It's the gravel that makes our finished points that much sweeter!!
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Bullethead
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20 Jun 2017, 22:11 #28

nogie1717 wrote:
Thanks, Ryan.

Bullethead, thanks and even though my wife thinks it's laughable to get hurt chipping, I can attest that it is no laughing matter. A little rest and awareness to stop at the first sign of pain should help me move forward.

It's the gravel that makes our finished points that much sweeter!!
The Flint Gods have been fickle and capricious since Lucy was a pup and now they're old and grumpy on top of that, as you have discovered.  But there's one constant with them.  They just want to see their bounty of sharp edges put to the work they were intended for.  So don't put all your products in a display case.  USE them.  Make blades to use on a daily basis for all your cutting needs.  Hunt with stone points.  Chop wood with a stone ax.  And if a point is destined for the display case, at least scratch your arms with both edges.  These are sacrifices to the Flint Gods and, if you don't give them willingly like this, they will take what they think is fair payment (including back interest) out of parts of your body you'd rather not sacrifice.


Gravel is usually your own fault, as it was with me this time.  I think the Flint Gods are about as happy with me right now as they ever get, a feeling of benign indifference, so I can't blame them for it, despite their capriciousness
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BrewerMo
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22 Jun 2017, 02:19 #29

Recent stuff..







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nogie1717
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22 Jun 2017, 16:41 #30

Brewer, I just want to say that one thing I really like about your work is that you have your own style. Not sure if it's how you edge the piece or what it is, but it is uniquely yours. Fantastic chipping, sir!
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BrewerMo
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27 Jul 2017, 01:30 #31

Some work from the last month or so.....one or two might be reposts, I can not remember for sure....lol



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BrewerMo
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27 Jul 2017, 01:32 #32

Sorry about so many pictures in one post...lol
It's been a little slow and I needed to catch up.
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boletus
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27 Jul 2017, 17:15 #33

Looking real nice Brewer. That last one would make a fantastic primitive box cutter for opening rock shipments :P
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BrewerMo
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28 Jul 2017, 23:57 #34

Thanks, I like that idea. It was a flake left over from my campfire Burl cook, I had to do something with it😄
Here is a really white piece of Jeff. City chert I hit on tonight. Not much edge work, it was mostly small and super small hammerstone percussion.
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nogie1717
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03 Aug 2017, 14:32 #35

What I would technically call my first Clovis.  Hammerstone, whitetail billet and ulna pressure.  Direct percussion for the flutes.  You can see I got cowardly on the second side and backed off the angle.  Regardless, it ended up thin in the hafting area.

Side A of finished point -


Flute 1 on side B - 


Flute 2 on Side B - 


Basal View - 
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Forager
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03 Aug 2017, 14:42 #36

Nice! Congrats on your first - extra credit for admirable thinness, and bonus points for accomplishing the feat with a traditional toolkit.
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nogie1717
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03 Aug 2017, 21:38 #37

Thanks, Forager! While I was pleased with the flutes, the greater challenge for me was developing the proper contours suitable for the flakes. Flintknapping is filled with highs and lows, but this one definitely gave me some satisfaction. But I have so much farther to go and relish the journey that has no true end.
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BrewerMo
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04 Aug 2017, 16:07 #38

Yes, very nice nogie.
I went back to the Burl yesterday. Small hammerstone and whitetail antler.
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nogie1717
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19 Sep 2017, 14:13 #39

Six weeks is a long time since BrewerMo put up the last point.  Hopefully we'll start seeing some more pics of abo points, especially since uploading photos is actually easy now.  I don't like the appearance of the new forum, but it will become familiar over time.

Burlington corner notch.  I think it was cooked, as it worked quite nicely.  Shaft punch, ulna notch and touchup.  As a side note, for anyone wanting to notch abo, ulna seems to be the best tool for me.  I'm hoping to experiment with some other bones after deer season.  I'm sure there is something better yet.

Burl1.jpg

Burl2.jpg
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turbo
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19 Sep 2017, 15:19 #40

Great job 'nogie', I agree, we need to keep the fire lit here. I have a smaller ulna bone but it's too thin for notching. I hear that I need an ulna from a bigger deer. Let me know if you have any leads. I am not in touch with hunters like I use to be; moved too much...lol
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