Anyone got a favorite knapping how-to video

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  1. Friartuck

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    I did some flint knapping many years ago and want to try it again. I just made a pressure flaker out of a brass rod I got for a knife handle pin and an antler tine. For material I had to replace the from ceramic glass on the door of my wood stove and kept those shards. I've watched some youtube vids but want to see the instructional video that you found most helpful.
     
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    I used a D.C. Waldorf VHS video and enjoyed it, but doesn't look like it is available in DVD.
     
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    Anything by paleomanjim on youtube is pretty good. His videos are what got me started.
     
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    Thank you, Peacelovingirl. Just what I need. Very timely.
     
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    Yeah I like this guy because he decribes the science and math behind it and he shows how and where to hit the stones and shows you how to make and use all the tools.... he has been Flintknapping a long time.
     
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    I just bought "9 Step Knapping--flintknapping made easy" through Practical Primitive. On Amazon the DVD has very good ratings. I haven't quite got the shrink wrap off the DVD yet, so I can't tell you much about it. Anyone else use this DVD?
     
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    I have not seen the DVD but have attended the practical primitive school in New Jersey several times and can tell you that Eddie Starnater knows his stuff and is a great teacher as well. I have seen many of his works hanging up in his house at the school and they are excellent. I'm sure it will be a great resource.
     
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    Will Lord knows his stuff, all pre history stuff, I plan to attend a course with him and my good friend Patrick McGlinchey in May where we will spend a week living wild as stone age hunter gatherers

    Mesolithic flint knapping
     
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    I like their online stuff so I was pretty sure the DVD would be a good one. Now to see if I'm a good learner of this stuff.
     
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    Looks great! I am currently at the stage of hoping to get a piece sharp enough to make sparks with a steel, small enough to carry and large enough to hold. I'll go from there...I have a big chunk of obsidian in the yard to play with. Oh, and I've subscribed to Will Lord's page.
     
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    I think the best way to get them bits is a big chunk dropped from a height onto a harder surface and then take your pick from the fallout
     
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    I did say I would go from there...;-)
     
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    Let's call that "Stage One Flintknapping." It is "entry level."
     
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    Many many people underestimate the true value of first strike tools, amazing how good a tool you can get just from smashing a few rocks off each other with gusto

    Knapping 1.01 - First Strike
     
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