What Have You Knapped Today?

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nogie1717
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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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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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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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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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20 Sep 2017, 15:12 #45

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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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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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13 Jan 2018, 21:10 #48

Hammerstone and bone pressure on obsidian.
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14 Jan 2018, 02:32 #49

I was going to post this in the 'what have you broken today' thread, but I'd like to keep the old tool forum going so I hope we can consider this a spot for both successes and failures. This one was a bummer! Snapped at around a 4.3 w/t
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18 Jan 2018, 19:58 #50

That Mt. Kineo rhyolite?
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19 Jan 2018, 17:25 #51

Yup! It's a steep learning curve but fun stuff.
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20 Jan 2018, 13:55 #52

Yeah, interesting stuff.  You really have to pop it and even then sometimes it just throws you under the bus.  Kind of "snappy" too.
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22 Jan 2018, 02:14 #53

posted these over in the general forum but they are all abo so i figured i would help keep this thread alive...and post them over here
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22 Jan 2018, 19:02 #54

I know I commented on those points in the general thread but I must not have hit send 🤷🏼‍♂️. Anyway, they look awesome and again your work is so similar to mine that I almost think I made them. I’ll shoot ya a pic of a frame.


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23 Jan 2018, 22:20 #55

nice matt i got the pics...your work is very similar to my old copper work...now you gotta get that antler in hand bro...
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24 Jan 2018, 23:47 #56

hammerstone/antler punch
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28 Jan 2018, 23:41 #57

To cheap to buy a moose billet. I figured I would hit a plateau with copper then switch it up. I don’t think I’m ready yet.


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01 Feb 2018, 19:09 #58

Corner Tang of Georgetown CT2.jpg CT1.jpg
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01 Feb 2018, 22:30 #59

A little flake point. Nothing special as far as the chipping goes, but something go contribute...😁
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01 Feb 2018, 22:38 #60

One more from awhile back...i can't remember if I posted this one..
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