What Have You Knapped Today?

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nogie1717
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Joined: 06 Apr 2016, 14:43

19 Sep 2017, 15:36 #41

Turbo, I'll try to keep you in mind.  Don't be afraid to remind me, though.

How big is your ulna bone?  The one I'm using now is broken, so it's maybe 4 inches long and kind of a bear to hold.  I wrap leather around the trigger part to protect my hand.  Another thing I've learned is to keep it well dressed.  It's easy for a crack to form if you make it too sharp.

My coworker and boss know that I want the sinew/bones from their deer and I do a hunt with my dad and a buddy, so I come across bones and sinew pretty regularly in the month of November/December.  
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turbo
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Joined: 29 Jan 2015, 20:48

19 Sep 2017, 16:33 #42

nogie1717 wrote: Turbo, I'll try to keep you in mind.  Don't be afraid to remind me, though.

How big is your ulna bone?  The one I'm using now is broken, so it's maybe 4 inches long and kind of a bear to hold.  I wrap leather around the trigger part to protect my hand.  Another thing I've learned is to keep it well dressed.  It's easy for a crack to form if you make it too sharp.

My coworker and boss know that I want the sinew/bones from their deer and I do a hunt with my dad and a buddy, so I come across bones and sinew pretty regularly in the month of November/December.  
It's about 5.5" total length, the blade being about half that. The issue is that it's thin, maybe 1/16" thick at best. Pete Davis said to get an ulna from a big deer. The one I have has it's place for fine retouch but is not a notcher.
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Forager
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Joined: 22 Oct 2010, 23:42

19 Sep 2017, 20:19 #43

Very nice work nogie.  
Pete generally keeps company with big deer, and he works horrific stone which calls for robust tools.  The lore is that he'd previously used his thumbnail but needed something which delivered less trauma to the stone, hence the ulna. 
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BrewerMo
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Joined: 26 Sep 2015, 03:35

20 Sep 2017, 15:06 #44

Killer point nogie, I have been having trouble with the website and the tap talk deal. I would post threw tap talk and I guess they went showing up. Anyhow, I think I have it working now... 
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BrewerMo
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Joined: 26 Sep 2015, 03:35

20 Sep 2017, 15:12 #45

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nogie1717
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Joined: 06 Apr 2016, 14:43

20 Sep 2017, 17:36 #46

Very nice points.  I especially like the top one.  Kind of has those "etley-ish" curves.  The post image site you used to upload let me get a good look.  Incredibly sharp edges.  You have one hafted up for hunting season?  I used a flake to breast out my doves, but I'm thinking I'll need something a bit easier to hold for pheasants and deer.
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BrewerMo
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Joined: 26 Sep 2015, 03:35

20 Sep 2017, 17:42 #47

No nogie but I think I will use a flake or two if I'm fortunate enough to harvest one....😊
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