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Post by grendel on Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:39 am

I saw this vid a while back. Pump drills were used by American Indians to drill holes, they would have had a flint drill bit. I always wondered if it was possible to light a fire using them as it seems much less effort than a bowdrill. 36 seconds, not bad.


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Post by Native on Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:06 am

Yes it is Grendel. I'm teaching a class next week on the pump drill, plus other advanced friction fire making techniques. It works great as a camp, fire making kit!

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Post by Native on Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:22 pm

Buckskin Rucksack

Red deer Brain tan hide
Euro moose antler O rigs and button
Ash pocket fastener
sewn with buckskin thong and red deer sinew.






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Post by Native on Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:24 pm


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Re: My Work

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:11 am

I'm speachless (for once!).

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Post by the barnacle on Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:14 am

thats well smart - ideal for carrying a few tools into the wood.

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Post by skalla on Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:40 pm

Native wrote:Bone needle case - sheep bone, braintan buckskin stopper, sinew, and scrimshaw decoration.

3 deer bone needles
1 European moose antler

To be used for sewing and basket making.

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Great thread and lovely work all round... is there a stopper at the bottom end of the needle case or is that where the bone becomes solid? i've a few bone needles that i have been mulling over making a home for but decided against antler as i cant justify a large antler order at present (to justify p&p etc) so was thinking about bone. Nice leather stopper too, i have experimented with polypore as stoppers and found them pretty good, though i guess they would get mouldy in the wrong weather.

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:28 pm

Great thread? Hur hur!Razz Again, i'll get my coat.

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Post by Native on Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:10 pm

Thanks Skalla

I carved an oak stopper for bottom.

Sorry for not adding anything recently, been busy with teaching. 5 day tracking class last week and prep for a primitive bow and arrow building class in a weeks time!

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Post by Native on Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:21 am

Hello all. 

Sorry for not being around much recently!

Heres some more work! 

suffolk flint 4 inches long 

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Australian jasper

Post by Native on Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:25 am

Australian Jasper 

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Pretty flint!

Post by Native on Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:29 am

A really pretty piece of Norfolk flint! 4.5 inches long

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Post by Native on Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:36 am

A couple of bows i made for our neighbours kids. 

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Post by Native on Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:40 am

Two laurel leaf flint spear points.

Both Suffolk Flint.
14 cm long/5.6 inches 
10 cm long/4 inches
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Post by Native on Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:44 am

Norfolk Flint. 

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Post by Native on Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:48 am

And a couple of fun ones took at our primitive camo class 

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Look a little closer behind the tree! Hiding in plain sight!

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Re: My Work

Post by Native on Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:49 am

Gosh... thats enough for now. ( more on page two!) 

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Re: My Work

Post by the barnacle on Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:47 pm

very good - love the ling flakes took of the Jasper. i bet the Suffolk flint took some knapping.

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Re: My Work

Post by Native on Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:24 pm

Yep, the Suffolk needs a good squeeze of the thighs!

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Re: My Work

Post by grendel on Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:25 pm

That is some impressive parallel flaking you have done there, pushing flakes that far and uniform on English flint is really difficult. Are you are using an Ishi stick?

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Re: My Work

Post by Native on Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:49 pm

Thanks Grendel... Yes I'm a big fan of Ishi sticks.

I have the mantra, Kerpow in my head as well... Seems to help!

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:34 pm

For pressure flaking it's Ishi stick all the way for me unless the piece is tiny! What are you using for a backing on the bows? I've just finished a self bow with bone tips for myself, not had to try any backings yet.
Your jasper point looks rather like a scotsbluff, nice work all round Smile

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Post by Native on Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:40 pm

Hello mr hertzian. Those bows have a rawhide backing mainly for aesthetics, to make them look a bit more primitive looking but also to protect the bows from the kids bashing them.... I prefer self bows, but made these from bits of timber in my workshop. They both have two laminates lemonwood and ipe... Ipe being the belly wood and lemonwood the backing.... :-)

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Re: My Work

Post by Native on Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:01 am

Ps. The jasper is mookaite

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Post by grendel on Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:12 pm

Mookite sure is beautiful stuff, I had some myself once. Keep on meaning to get some more.

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