where do you knap?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

where do you knap?

Post by the barnacle on Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:38 pm

I was just wondering where you Knap? have you got a place you like to go, i ask this because i recently cut a tree down in the garden and made a stump out of the trunk, i used it yesterday and it just felt right, might sound sad but i thought to myself this is perfect.

the barnacle
Knap Meister
Knap Meister

Posts : 663
Join date : 2011-04-09
Location : staffordshire

Back to top Go down

Re: where do you knap?

Post by Lumpendoodle on Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:54 am

In winter, I knap in the conservatory, which serves as my office, hobby room, et al. When the weather permits, I knap in the garden, where I sit in a nice wooden chair, with a small glass of something cool, sun shining......

Who am I kidding, I live in Scotland, I sit in the garden in between the rain showers.

I do have a favourite spot in the garden though, and yes, it makes a difference when you feel comfortable. So it doesn't sound sad, just think of the coming summer, and all that great knapping you'll be doing.

Lumpendoodle
Knap Meister
Knap Meister

Posts : 261
Join date : 2011-04-18
Location : Scotland

http://www.scottishdetectorist.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: where do you knap?

Post by skalla on Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:09 am

i have a corridor in the outhouse, betixt the kitchen and my laundry/general junk store... i have formed the habit of knapping while standing as i often just do a few minutes between jobs, standing ankle deep in woodshavings and shards.

skalla
Knap Meister
Knap Meister

Posts : 320
Join date : 2011-06-06
Location : black country, ayit

Back to top Go down

Re: where do you knap?

Post by Lumpendoodle on Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:20 am

Speed knapping! Very Happy

You may have just invented a new Olympic event.Basketball

Lumpendoodle
Knap Meister
Knap Meister

Posts : 261
Join date : 2011-04-18
Location : Scotland

http://www.scottishdetectorist.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: where do you knap?

Post by grendel on Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:08 am

Thought I'd film for you where I knap.


P.S. Hope it hasn't been a too bad winter for you in the UK.Very Happy



- - - - - -
I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. cats look down on us but pigs treat us as equals.

Stupidity got us into this mess, why can't it get us out

grendel
Knap Meister
Knap Meister

Posts : 1151
Join date : 2010-12-08
Location : Saaf London

http://www.prehistorics.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: where do you knap?

Post by skalla on Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:20 pm

cool, looks just like the cut down by mine!

skalla
Knap Meister
Knap Meister

Posts : 320
Join date : 2011-06-06
Location : black country, ayit

Back to top Go down

Re: where do you knap?

Post by the barnacle on Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:23 pm

Lumpendoodle wrote:Speed knapping! Very Happy

You may have just invented a new Olympic event.Basketball



made me chuckle, Laughing

the barnacle
Knap Meister
Knap Meister

Posts : 663
Join date : 2011-04-09
Location : staffordshire

Back to top Go down

Re: where do you knap?

Post by the barnacle on Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:26 pm

great video - your shards will one day be dug by archys and they will wonder how obsidian ended up in lao

the barnacle
Knap Meister
Knap Meister

Posts : 663
Join date : 2011-04-09
Location : staffordshire

Back to top Go down

Re: where do you knap?

Post by grendel on Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:06 am

Yes, obsidian debitage, English Flint flakes, beer bottle shards, coke Zero cans, pie wrappers and a broken fibre optic glass arrowhead are going a to give a future archaeologist a headache someday.

Seriously though I usually dump the debitage in the bin just down the road, and beleive it or not, that whole area will be under water in the wet season, so anything left there will be swept into the Mekong and out to sea, eventually.

- - - - - -
I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. cats look down on us but pigs treat us as equals.

Stupidity got us into this mess, why can't it get us out

grendel
Knap Meister
Knap Meister

Posts : 1151
Join date : 2010-12-08
Location : Saaf London

http://www.prehistorics.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: where do you knap?

Post by Lumpendoodle on Sun May 06, 2012 10:54 pm

I do take me flint knapping stuff with me when I go away in my motorhome. If I find a quiet site, I like to spend an hour or two knapping.

Lumpendoodle
Knap Meister
Knap Meister

Posts : 261
Join date : 2011-04-18
Location : Scotland

http://www.scottishdetectorist.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: where do you knap?

Post by Sponsored content Today at 4:41 am


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum