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Flint Knapping
« 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.


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.
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Re: Flint Knapping
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2015, 10:15:00 am »

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Re: Flint Knapping
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2015, 02:24:26 pm »

Thanks for the tip. Getting it right is actually harder than it looks on youtube.
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“If I survive, I will  spend my whole life at the oven door seeing that no one is denied bread  and, so as to give a lesson of charity, especially those who did not  bring flour.” ~Jose Marti

“Write in such a way as  that you can be readily understood by both the young and the old, by men  as well as women, even by children.” ~Ho Chi Minh

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Re: Flint Knapping
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2015, 05:45:15 pm »

Guard Duck/PKL/Yuki/Tipitaka?  Is that you?
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Re: Flint Knapping
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2015, 06:55:30 pm »

Guard Duck/PKL/Yuki/Tipitaka?  Is that you?
I thought the same.
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Re: Flint Knapping
« Reply #5 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.
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“Write in such a way as  that you can be readily understood by both the young and the old, by men  as well as women, even by children.” ~Ho Chi Minh

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Re: Flint Knapping
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: Flint Knapping
« Reply #7 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.
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“If I survive, I will  spend my whole life at the oven door seeing that no one is denied bread  and, so as to give a lesson of charity, especially those who did not  bring flour.” ~Jose Marti

“Write in such a way as  that you can be readily understood by both the young and the old, by men  as well as women, even by children.” ~Ho Chi Minh

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Re: Flint Knapping
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: Flint Knapping
« Reply #9 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.
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“If I survive, I will  spend my whole life at the oven door seeing that no one is denied bread  and, so as to give a lesson of charity, especially those who did not  bring flour.” ~Jose Marti

“Write in such a way as  that you can be readily understood by both the young and the old, by men  as well as women, even by children.” ~Ho Chi Minh
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