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Online RJonesRCRV

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Knapping creations: good, bad and ugly
« on: May 01, 2017, 10:36:00 PM »
Figured I would start this one, kinda like the Hill style bow threads, to showcase knapping work.

My first, from an obsidian preform.
 
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Re: Knapping creations: good, bad and ugly
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2017, 10:40:00 AM »
That will work, Very nice.

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Re: Knapping creations: good, bad and ugly
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017, 10:51:00 AM »
Here is my progression from just starting to now

 

 

 

 

 


I am still learning

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Re: Knapping creations: good, bad and ugly
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2017, 05:32:00 PM »
Looks like youve got it figured out!
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Re: Knapping creations: good, bad and ugly
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2017, 10:34:00 PM »
Nice keep it up

Offline William Stewart

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Re: Knapping creations: good, bad and ugly
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2017, 10:47:00 PM »
Better than any that I've attempted.

Looking good!

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Re: Knapping creations: good, bad and ugly
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2018, 11:47:00 AM »
Up in Washington state for work and discovered the Puget Sound Knappers group.  They had a cabin fever knap in yesterday, so I went.  The nice grey dacite point on left was a gift from one of the founders, Dr. Joe Higgins.  I flaked out the other two obsidian points.  The big one was from a slab, the smaller one was a chip.

 
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Re: Knapping creations: good, bad and ugly
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2018, 01:05:00 PM »
Nice work Robert. Knapping around other knappers is a great way(the best way) to learn knapping.
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!
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Re: Knapping creations: good, bad and ugly
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2018, 10:27:00 AM »
Keep your very first percussion point and first pressure flaked point. And in a year or two make a comparison. That's what I did and I was surprised at my progression. I have them in the center of my "so called" keeper case,lol.  I am still a rock breaker but am coming along and you will to if you keep at it.  I am older and a much slower learner.

I see you are also a former Marine, semper fi.

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Re: Knapping creations: good, bad and ugly
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2018, 05:52:50 PM »
Gents,

I'm new to tradgang overall and am not a knapper. However I do live in an area with lots of obsidian and have access to many large (too big to lift) pieces of obsidian as well as bowling ball sized pieces to soft ball sized pieces. All from Nor Cal. Are these of value to you knappers?

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Re: Knapping creations: good, bad and ugly
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2018, 06:04:33 AM »
Yes, but shipping would be a killer
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Re: Knapping creations: good, bad and ugly
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2018, 07:02:24 PM »
Well, Please spread the word. If anyone wants to pay the shipping I'll drop as large a rock in a box as anyone would care to have. I'm freshly back to this site after a too long hiatus and am looking to repay the help and welcome I've received here.

again, no charge for the rock, just pay the postage and we're good to go.

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Re: Knapping creations: good, bad and ugly
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2018, 10:57:11 PM »
Flat rate boxes from USPS are commonly used to ship rock.
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Re: Knapping creations: good, bad and ugly
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2018, 05:01:21 PM »
dgil.... PM sent  :thumbsup:
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Re: Knapping creations: good, bad and ugly
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2018, 06:28:03 PM »
Dean  hooked me up with some of that obsidian ! Thanks a bunch  :thumbsup:
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Re: Knapping creations: good, bad and ugly
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2018, 04:07:30 AM »
Ttt.  Heading to Glass Buttes, Oregon, tomorrow.  Just looking to get some cobbles, nothing huge, so hopefully I'll find some nice chunks just laying about.
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