Fire by hand drill

Fire by hand drill

Monday, 14 February 2011

Carving with flint.

I knapped some flint blades and had a go at carving something with them. By shear chance I ended up with a brilliant little chisel edge which make lovly curls in a piece of wood. Perfect for feather sticks.
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John G said...

Great curls there, Andy! I once tried my hand at flint knapping only to completely destroy a chunk of obsidian. All force and no finesse I suppose.

I'm not sure if you saw but I responded to your question re: carving books. "Whittling Twigs and Branches" by Chris Lubkemann is a great starter book. It's how I got going into the whole whittling thing.

Wonderful Whittlin'

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Pj said...

I have knapped a few arrowheads, but I have never tried wood working with a hand made tool before. I would like to make an all wood bow with hand knapped tools.

Andrew Boe said...

Hi John,

I saw you rcomment and thank you for the advice mate. Hopefully I will produce a fruit of my labour soon.

Stone age, that sounds like a brilliant project. Might try it myself