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    Sinew would difinitely work. Nettles may work.

    Sinew would difinitely work. Nettles may work.
  2. These are some rocks I found yesterday. I'm gonna...

    These are some rocks I found yesterday. I'm gonna see if I can't make a couple points out of them.
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    Actually, I cahnged my mind: I'm gonna leave them in a bucket of water for a few days and...
  3. I beg your pardon, Rick. Please excuse my...

    I beg your pardon, Rick. Please excuse my inability to see that a screw is not a screw :)
  4. 77047705 Need I say more? I can't get...

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    Need I say more?

    I can't get pressure flaking down. I've gotten pretty good a percussion flaking, though. The only advice I can give is to not knap where people walk, to wear eye...
  5. Okay, today is the first day I actually worked...

    Okay, today is the first day I actually worked hard on this. Here are my tools (allen wrench for percussion, finishing nail for pressure, and nail for getting out bottle bottoms770177027703
  6. I've changed to a copper nail for pressure...

    I've changed to a copper nail for pressure flaking, and have been using percussion flaking to remove the sides of the bottle. I got most of the sides off, next I'll need to abrade to prepare for...
  7. How should I start? Should I abrade, or just bop...

    How should I start? Should I abrade, or just bop the side off with a rock?
  8. 7612 My next attempt: a bottle bottom. I watched...

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    My next attempt: a bottle bottom. I watched a couple videos on this. I've been using a flathead screwdriver as a pressure flaker, but what ever I use, I can't get any flakes. Any advice?
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  9. 7604 And then...7605 I'm gonna see if I can...

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    And then...7605

    I'm gonna see if I can salvage a piece to make a point. A bit of advice, though: go easy when percussion flaking!
  10. Thanks alot! This really helps.

    Thanks alot! This really helps.
  11. Another question, how do I make a piece thinner?

    Another question, how do I make a piece thinner?
  12. I just started my first ever knapping project...

    I just started my first ever knapping project today. I'm trying to make an arrowhead from the bottom of a Jarritos bottle I got today at the jambaree. Most I've learned about knapping I learned from...
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    If I had to guess, I'd say no. Both Hickory and...

    If I had to guess, I'd say no. Both Hickory and Ash are used for baseball bats, and up above it says ash is okay to use. But I'm not sure.
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    Thank you all for your advice, I'll check it out.

    Thank you all for your advice, I'll check it out.
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    Bow and arrow: Indian Style

    Hello! One thing I've been wanting to do for a while is craft a bow and arrow by natural means, like the Native Americans did centuries ago. My flintknapping skills haven't improved at all, and I'm...
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    If your thinking REALLY primitive, there are two...

    If your thinking REALLY primitive, there are two things I think you could try: One, a trowing stick with a sharpened edge. Two, a rock, thrown and/or as a hammer. Me, personally, I'd go with a bow...
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    A greeting to all

    Hello, my name is Noah. I am a teenager living in central U.S.A. I am looking to develop primitive survival skills to the point were I could live off the grid comfortably (not that I plan to...yet)....
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