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Special Interest => Gulching/Self-Sufficiency => Tools, Equipment, and Skills => Topic started by: Baked at 420 on June 26, 2015, 09:53:25 pm

Title: Flint Knapping
Post by: Baked at 420 on June 26, 2015, 09:53:25 pm
I kinda can't believe there isn't a thread for this already.

So my Therapist says I need more hobbies to deal with stress, and I figured I'd get more prepared for the end of the world by learning a useful skill. So I'm killing 2 birds with one stone.

I've already made the tools I need and got the stone, unfortunately, I keep snapping the points of the arrow heads right off.

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/t31.0-8/q86/p843x403/10987630_1462408820738030_9038105402118751545_o.jpg)
My flint knapping kit, sans the Ishi stick I made after I took the picture. Left to right: Hammer stone, Elk antler billet, elk antler billet, maple billet, antler tine for pressure flaking, brass tine for pressure flaking with maple handle, sandstone for grinding platforms to pressure flake.
Title: Re: Flint Knapping
Post by: StillaGhost on June 27, 2015, 10:15:00 am
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Title: Re: Flint Knapping
Post by: Baked at 420 on June 27, 2015, 02:24:26 pm
Thanks for the tip. Getting it right is actually harder than it looks on youtube.
Title: Re: Flint Knapping
Post by: knobster on June 27, 2015, 05:45:15 pm
Guard Duck/PKL/Yuki/Tipitaka?  Is that you?
Title: Re: Flint Knapping
Post by: DiabloLoco on June 27, 2015, 06:55:30 pm
Guard Duck/PKL/Yuki/Tipitaka?  Is that you?
I thought the same.
Title: Re: Flint Knapping
Post by: Baked at 420 on June 27, 2015, 09:29:41 pm
Guard Duck/PKL/Yuki/Tipitaka?  Is that you?

Yeah, I was shut out of the old account. I guess it finally got deleted.
Title: Re: Flint Knapping
Post by: knobster on June 28, 2015, 07:14:41 am
Guard Duck/PKL/Yuki/Tipitaka?  Is that you?

Yeah, I was shut out of the old account. I guess it finally got deleted.
:occasion14: :wav:
Welcome back!  I'm always amazed at the many different projects/hobbies you pursue.  Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Flint Knapping
Post by: Baked at 420 on June 28, 2015, 03:55:32 pm
Guard Duck/PKL/Yuki/Tipitaka?  Is that you?

Yeah, I was shut out of the old account. I guess it finally got deleted.
:occasion14: :wav:
Welcome back!  I'm always amazed at the many different projects/hobbies you pursue.  Thanks for sharing.

I was waiting for someone to guess who.
Title: Re: Flint Knapping
Post by: socalserf on June 29, 2015, 01:58:13 am
Guard Duck/PKL/Yuki/Tipitaka?  Is that you?

Yeah, I was shut out of the old account. I guess it finally got deleted.
:occasion14: :wav:
Welcome back!  I'm always amazed at the many different projects/hobbies you pursue.  Thanks for sharing.

I was waiting for someone to guess who.
Missed you, welcome back.
Title: Re: Flint Knapping
Post by: Baked at 420 on June 29, 2015, 10:30:42 am
Guard Duck/PKL/Yuki/Tipitaka?  Is that you?

Yeah, I was shut out of the old account. I guess it finally got deleted.
:occasion14: :wav:
Welcome back!  I'm always amazed at the many different projects/hobbies you pursue.  Thanks for sharing.

I was waiting for someone to guess who.
Missed you, welcome back.

Thank you.