PRIMITIVE Tools

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  1. NWPrimate

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    Very nice @cockeyedhunter ! I'm curious about the materials you used to that project.
     
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    cockeyedhunter Guide Lifetime Supporter Bushclass II

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    Hazel for all wood items and salal leaves for the fletching. Bone for the points. Cheated and used para cord for cordage.
     
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    I made a new Atlatal dart out of bamboo. First time working with it for this. It was fairly easy to heat the nodes and straighten out the shaft.

    30 throws in total today, most of which were near or on target.

    I was about 35 feet from my target, this shot was about an inch out of my 8inch target circle. The orange arrow was to show my previous shot, just under the target.

    Some pretty decent penetration with this dart. I think it’s lighter shaft, and faster flight aided in this.

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    The farthest I have got this new dart today was about 210-215 feet. I was within a foot or two of my cardboard target.

    With some practice I think this would be an excellent tool for hunting. I think a lot of archeologists got this tool wrong. The only way to learn this one is lots of practice.

    In my opinion, the only way to gain insight into the past is to utilize the tools of the period.


    Thanks,

    Jarrod
     
  4. cockeyedhunter

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    A little bit of Texas came home with me courtesy of one very kind tracker packer #1 and some scrounging. Sharp flint shard, yucca sewing kit, yucca cord snare, wild hog tusks and cutters I found along the river, improvised gouge. True treasures to me

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    I'm learning flint knapping now! Traded chaga for antlers and obsidian, and I have made a few small points from some successful flakes! I also made two unhafted arrows so far, one from birch the other from hazel. I used fire and my teeth for straightening. Ones about 28" the other I think 32"

    My pressure flaking pad is from a piece of moose leather that I brain tanned but is still way to stiff and think for moccasins.


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    Richinva Lover of Sharpened Bits of Steel... Supporter

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    Can you tell me more about the needle? Great looking stuff, thanks for sharing!
     
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    Random Otzi belt,trying to re populate the void
     
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    It is mind boggling how many hours must have went into making that spread. Is that all stuff that you personally made?
     
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    Can you get all of that on one goat?
     
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    Pretty much, except the bigger basket and pottery some is old stuff from over the years ive made that fit the Otzi complex find items and tools, clothing form goat Cut and sewed but only tanned the one large goat hide for the back bag.there was a ton of support to make it all happen and owe them a Summit...Team Otzi!
     
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    Soooo much goodness there....someday I am going to make a trip to TX to see it all in person.
     
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    Those are some well traveled Yellow Boxes there.....If you need any more flint, give me a holler- there should be a spring Knap in at Flint Ridge.
     
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    I’m making pine pitch glue and I think I messed up. Should it still be a little bit sof after it cools. If not does that mean I didn’t use enough charcoal, fiber, or sap
     
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    Thanks to BigDaddy Hoss we got some lessons on flint knapping this weekend. It so happened that my wife and I found a road killed deer on our way home that was in good shape. I decided to try stone tools for skinning and cutting meat. They work pretty good with a little sawing action with the serrations. The red bladed knife I bought years ago and I finally used it instead of staring at it. Puget Sound Knappers gave us the lessons and they have a free membership for anyone interested in the art. It's a lot of fun.

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