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Mahogany Obsidian Arrowheads
« on: January 06, 2018, 06:19:03 PM »
Knapped these beauties today out of Mahogany Obsidian. Still learning the art of knapping.
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Re: Mahogany Obsidian Arrowheads
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 06:11:06 AM »
Nicely done.
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Re: Mahogany Obsidian Arrowheads
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 09:38:57 AM »
Maybe you or one of our members who is good at this can do a demo at one of our chapter meetings. I think it would be fun to watch!
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Re: Mahogany Obsidian Arrowheads
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 10:25:09 AM »
Maybe you or one of our members who is good at this can do a demo at one of our chapter meetings. I think it would be fun to watch!
Chuck
I think that would be a great idea, it could be a potential hobby for those of us who can't get to the creeks as much.
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Re: Mahogany Obsidian Arrowheads
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 03:22:43 PM »
Looking good, Austin.

(I have caught you "napping" on the river while prospecting. LOL)

You are a very multi-talented young man. Keep up the great work.

See you on the creek or river!

Take care

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Re: Mahogany Obsidian Arrowheads
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2018, 09:55:56 PM »
Knapped these beauties today out of Mahogany Obsidian. Still learning the art of knapping.

Those look great!  Also look up on YouTube about using old  glass bottles for napping material. 

Indians used all available materials to make points.  From glass / Flint ,chert to agate and quartz.
Some times there's some go materials alone the "railroad tracks"
I broke another spall today, this time Texas chert. My biggest problem is thinning the piece with an antler billet or hammerstone, I can't send large thinning flakes. My striking technique is probably wrong. Do you know where to get chert around here?
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Re: Mahogany Obsidian Arrowheads
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2018, 10:00:54 PM »
Looking good, Austin.

(I have caught you "napping" on the river while prospecting. LOL)

You are a very multi-talented young man. Keep up the great work.

See you on the creek or river!

Take care
Thank you Tim, how have you been, I haven't seen you on the river lately. When did you catch me knapping on the river? lol I hope to see you on the creek or river soon.
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Re: Mahogany Obsidian Arrowheads
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2018, 06:07:18 PM »
Do we have any Indians in the chapter?
I hear they are really good at making arrowheads!
If I tried I would probably nap my finger off.
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Re: Mahogany Obsidian Arrowheads
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2018, 06:55:23 PM »
Lol I am part Cherokee Indian. Anyone can knap, the only real caution about it is you will get cut, but the cuts are usually minor.
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Re: Mahogany Obsidian Arrowheads
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2018, 12:16:40 PM »
Can you do a demonstration at the February meeting?
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Re: Mahogany Obsidian Arrowheads
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2018, 06:07:22 PM »
Can you do a demonstration at the February meeting?
I can if you all are interested, im still kind of new to it but I will show you what I've learned so far.
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Re: Mahogany Obsidian Arrowheads
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2018, 10:49:42 PM »
That would be great. Who is interested in this?

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Re: Mahogany Obsidian Arrowheads
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2018, 05:10:19 AM »
That would be great. Who is interested in this?

Al
I would be interested.
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Re: Mahogany Obsidian Arrowheads
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2018, 10:10:25 PM »
Nice work and I would be interested also   :)

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Re: Mahogany Obsidian Arrowheads
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2018, 09:16:01 AM »
Someone please take a video as we will be in Florida until March 1st.  :(
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Re: Mahogany Obsidian Arrowheads
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2018, 09:29:49 AM »
Sounds like we have some interest. Austin, if you can do this then I will do a video.

Thanks,

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Re: Mahogany Obsidian Arrowheads
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2018, 09:58:24 PM »
Sounds good to me. I will show you all what I've learned so far.
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