Knapping

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    Let’s Talk Knapping!

    I have acquired a interest in Knapping after attending Bushcraft class recently. I know that some around here have experience with Knapping and I’m sure some would like to learn more about it

    Tips?
    Tricks?
    Hints?
    Recommendations?
    Resources?
    Literature?
     
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    Article on how to make antler tools
    https://www.archaeologysouthwest.or...-archaeology-how-to-make-flintknapping-tools/

    Article on different types of Knapping tools
    https://www.wildernesscollege.com/flint-knapping-tools.html

    Article on Knapping Arrowheads
    https://www.wildernesscollege.com/making-arrowheads.html

    Arrowheads out of beer bottles
    http://www.cavemanchemistry.com/oldcave/projects/stone/bottle.html

    No talking or instruction but interesting to watch.



    Basics about Knapping



    A older roughly shot set of videos but pretty good overview IMO.





     
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    Same kinda low quality video but good info





    Knapping from a Glass bottle Arrowhead



    Another Glass Bottle Arrowhead

     
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    General knowledge on WHY flint Knapping


    Another Video

     
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    I have done some but just not something that has really peaked my interest.
     
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    James gave me this last weekend 7E8338FE-C491-42A2-A2FA-E679A330E31A.jpeg
     
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    He probably did that in 10 minutes.

    He walked across my property one time and gathered enough food to feed 20 people:D
     
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    @DYSPHORIC JOY
    I look at it as another tool/ skill in my tool box. Having not had the chance to personally try it verdict is still out on how much I will like it or not but IMO it never hurts to learn a new skill :)

    I went out today looking for supplies to make a couple different Knapping tools. (I Set my current max investment at $20 so making the tools is a must). From the videos I have watched, Copper tools are pretty popular( still don’t know why) so I managed to find a couple different parts for making the copper “boppers” ( pipes, fittings and caps were under $12-13 total.

    After trying to follow the online instructions to make the “boppers” they will need to wait for another day ( Copper caps don't dome as easily as they made it look)

    So tomorrow it looks like I’m going to try and find some parts for the push stick / pressure flaking style Knapping..
     
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    Called around and searched the Internet enough to find someone locally who sells Copper Welding tips. ( In a less then $30 plus dollar pack. )

    Found a 10 pack for about $6 with coupon at the local H@rbor Freight

    These are used to make a style of pressure flaker .

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    They are used to make flakers similar to the one below.

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    Picked up some Antler sheds yesterday :) Going to cut these down for Knapping tools.

    I am hoping to get 3 good pieces/ tools from this one.
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    This one could be interesting because of the size of the bend. I am thinking 3 maybe 4 tools from this one.
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