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Title: Not sure why we didn't do this.....
Post by: Terry Green on April 30, 2017, 09:13:00 AM
YEARS AGO...

Probably just too busy......

Anyhow....have fun.
Title: Re: Not sure why we didn't do this.....
Post by: Matty on April 30, 2017, 06:38:00 PM
Awesome. Love stone points!! Hoping to see some cool stuff guys!!
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Post by: RJonesRCRV on April 30, 2017, 06:39:00 PM
Just so happens, Im trying to get started with knapping.  How 'bout that.
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Post by: 4dogs on April 30, 2017, 06:43:00 PM
:thumbsup:     :clapper:   This should be good!
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Post by: outbackbob48 on April 30, 2017, 06:50:00 PM
Great, not to many knapping sites, this is my 10 yr with the knapping addiction, Bob
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Post by: Pat B on April 30, 2017, 07:29:00 PM
Lots of good knappers out there and lots of folks wanting to learn. This is a great idea, Terry.
 Bob, I guess I'll see you in a few days. Safe travels.
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Post by: Jon Stewart on May 01, 2017, 06:06:00 AM
OUTSTANDING, and thanks
Title: Re: Not sure why we didn't do this.....
Post by: RJonesRCRV on May 01, 2017, 09:57:00 PM
Pat B, I used the smallest preform today to try to figure out getting a flake across the piece.  Im getting there, but I put too much into one stroke and broke off a good size chunk of a back corner. Getting started from a 90° platform is tricky.  I feel like a copper flaker would work better than my antler, so I will look for a copper rod tomorrow perhaps. And glue up a good leather pad so my fingers dont get so cramped. Only got cut once!

It isnt great, but I think it would do the job on an animal.

 (http://i.imgur.com/kGUszdS.jpg)
Title: Re: Not sure why we didn't do this.....
Post by: hitman on May 06, 2017, 09:57:00 PM
Love to see this site get rolling. I watched a gentleman at the Kentucky Tradfest, did not catch his name but he broke a rock and knapped out a beautiful arrowhead in no time. That was really fascinating !
Title: Re: Not sure why we didn't do this.....
Post by: Pat B on May 09, 2017, 12:55:00 PM
Robert, I don't knap myself but you might try getting smaller chips and going around the point a few times instead of all at once. A smaller point on your pressure flaker can help too.
 If you know any knappers or when a knap-in happens, watching someone else work can teach you a lot. Most knappers I know are more than generous with their knowledge and help.
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Post by: NW Jamie on June 18, 2017, 11:09:00 AM
This will be a topic that I check everyday. I am amazed by this craft, thanks.
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Post by: William Stewart on June 27, 2017, 10:35:00 PM
Just started a few months ago myself.  Used some chert from my land in central Missouri.  Watched lots and lots of youtube videos on the how to but have yet to complete even one tip.  Close but not quite.  Heading to MoJam in July in Marshall Mo in hopes of finding someone there that knows their stuff to help me to complete at least one arrowhead.  That's my goal to use an arrow I made to take a deer this fall with my hickory self bow.
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Post by: Pat B on June 30, 2017, 05:42:00 PM
Every flintknapper I know will show you what you need to know while they are knapping so find a knapper and ask.
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Post by: on August 08, 2017, 07:11:00 PM
this is a cool thread!  
   :campfire:
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Post by: outbackbob48 on August 09, 2017, 11:22:00 AM
As soon as we get a direct picture site this part of the forum will become very popular, Still knapping Bob
Title: Re: Not sure why we didn't do this.....
Post by: Jon Stewart on August 18, 2017, 09:06:00 AM
Been in the Black Hills for a few days.  Been raining so I have been knocking out some points and knife blades under the canopy.

Still need to learn how to post photos.
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Post by: TenkaraGrasshopper on August 28, 2017, 12:45:00 AM
Crazy that I return to Trad Gang after a few years and find this thread. I order the Three Rivers Archery Catalog and found the flint knapping kit. Likely going to order said kit next week. One more thing to learn how to do if for no other reason than just because. Stoked to get to know you guys and hopefully learn something along the way.
Title: Re: Not sure why we didn't do this.....
Post by: Jon Stewart on September 20, 2017, 08:52:00 AM
grasshopper: you tube is your friend when it comes to knapping. Many tutorials  on knapping and how to make your tools. Welcome to the addiction.
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Post by: kevsuperg on December 02, 2017, 03:06:00 PM
Just realized this was here.
 Planning on heading to Portland Oregon for the Xmas holiday and although it's out of the way I want to stop at Glass Butte and grab some free obsidian.
 Never knapped before but want to try some knives, broadheads.
 Has anyone here been out to this part of Oregon.
 Looking for advise on any aspect of knapping
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Post by: yeager on January 07, 2018, 11:28:00 AM
Great thread to watch.......just started knapping myself a while back.  Learning a lot watching tons of YouTube videos and it’s starting to pay off. Points are still a little small and thick though.