Easily made glass knapping multi-tool

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Easily made glass knapping multi-tool

Post by skalla on Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:13 am

I thought i'd share a handy hammer/flaker combo i've been using a lot while knapping TV glass and bottle bottoms...



It's just a hardwood stick with a 25mm copper end-cap jammed on one end (appropriately sized stick chosen and slightly rounded/champfered edged at the fitting end, it's more than secure)....  i dont changed the shape of the end cap at all.  You can use this for both hard and soft hammer style strikes.
At the other end i have a piece of beef bone shaped to fit into a drilled hole snugly.  Makes a good general purpose flaker, though it does wear more quickly than antler.
Cheap as chips and works a treat.... i've also been using the roughed up copper head to blunt edges/buff etc prior to removing flakes.

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Re: Easily made glass knapping multi-tool

Post by skalla on Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:42 am

And a knife blade i roughed out with it, no pressure work done as yet.  It may even survive Laughing



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Re: Easily made glass knapping multi-tool

Post by grendel on Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:26 am

Perfect for a tiny blade folder, I've just done one, ideal for carrying around with you and with your wood carving skills you should do a far better job than me.

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