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01-26-2016 11:28 PM

This is a table I made way back in 08-09. It was one of my first attempts at making anything with a round object as the center piece, the base. It stands 17” tall with a top diameter of 24”. It is Mesquite with 54 flintknapped points and blades made from rock from various points on the globe. Picture #1 is the profile, and picture #2 shows the points and blades that are cast in resin….

............. Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#1 posted 01-26-2016 11:38 PM

Ahsome!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the rug too!!!! Is it hand tied?

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#2 posted 01-26-2016 11:51 PM

I like the symmetry, beautiful table.

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#3 posted 01-26-2016 11:53 PM

OMG, Jerry. That’s all I have to say.

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#4 posted 01-27-2016 02:44 AM

Nice looking table, appears to be very substantial and the top is beautiful.

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#5 posted 01-27-2016 02:53 AM

That’s pretty dog gone cool.

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#6 posted 01-27-2016 11:07 AM

Are you a collector of artifacts or do you make arrowheads and blades?

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#7 posted 01-27-2016 03:23 PM

Are you a collector of artifacts or do you make arrowheads and blades?

- Laughran

Collecting will put you in jail, so, I make my own. It’s been a passion since I was 5 years old on how to make them. I finally made my first real flake in ‘69, got some instruction in ‘85-87, and didn’t really learn until 1999, when I got my first ton of rock. Since then, and 8-10 tons of rock from across the country, I now can say I know how to make them decent points and blades.

I only do woodworking because it comes easy to me, and I chose that media as my means of support back in ‘75. I pretty much hate woodworking, but like I said, it comes easy to me… I took up turning as a means to escape any flintknapping problems I might have, but now it’s almost become an obsession….. ........... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#8 posted 01-28-2016 02:06 AM

Ahsome!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the rug too!!!! Is it hand tied?

- conifur

Conifur, I think the rug is just a Walmart rug….. thanks everyone for the comments on the table…....... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#9 posted 01-29-2016 11:10 AM

your table is beautiful but I’m more impressed with your flintknapping. I have never seen or heard of anyone who does this.
I have always been intrigued with Indian tools and have a small collection, most of them were my grandfathers or a lot came from my wife’s father, but I do have some that I have found walking thru fields after they are plowed.
How long does it take to make one?
Do you make them by chipping by hand or do you use some modern tools?
What do you do with them? Do you sell any?

-- David

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#10 posted 01-29-2016 12:00 PM

Wow!! That is some serious talent! Great job Jerry. Any other projects you can share?

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#11 posted 01-29-2016 04:45 PM

Tim, do I have more projects??? Does a bear live in the woods? hehehe Thirty eight years in woodworking and a hobby photographer and flintknapping as a passion. Yep, I have a few….. Most pictures are pretty bad, except the ones I’ve done in the last few years. Most are wood turning items, but I’ll dig out a few I took of a Hickory door with Saguaro Ribs and Cholla skeleton I did about 3 years ago. It’ll be posted in a couple days, so, until then, wait with abated breath. hhehe

Laughran, go to youtube, put in Paleomanjim. Look for his earlier videos, where he starts with the basics, and progresses up to over 100 videos. He covers it all, from finding the rock to lashing a point onto a Atl Atl dart and sticking a wild pig in Texas…

While you’re there, look up Nubsnstubs, “Jerry’s Blade Core”. That be yours truly, with Jim. He taught me how to get blades off cores, but I excelled at it and surpassed the instructor. My longest blade to date is 10.5”. I can proudly say that I’m the only blade maker in the world that can make them that long using just pressure flaking as the means of removing blades from a core. I’m even mentioned in a book on flintknapping published in Europe. hehehe I’m almost a celebrity heheheh Whoopteedoo is my response. It’s just something I love to do….....

There are about 10,000 knappers in the US, and probably about that many more around the world. It’s a small community.

Most knapperes, including myself, prefer our rock to be tabular pieces, either natural or sawn to minimize waste. We either use antler tools and call ourselves Abo knappers or, most of us use copper rod in place of antler because it’s easier to find, and wears longer than antler. The Abo knappers don’t think too highly of Modern Knappers because we are “cheating”. Kinda sounds like the hand tool woodworker V the electric woodworker. Anyway, 99% of the knappers use the bopping method, then after awhile, go to pressure flaking to finish the point. All done by hand. Start with the first hit, and in less than 10 minutes, a serviceable point can be made. Artistic quality takes up 3-4 hours. Also, at 10-30 dollars plus per pound for some rock, you spend a lot more time working the rock because, at 30,000 miles per second, the shock wave you just created could trash the rock to where you couldn’t make anything with it.

Thanks for your interest….......... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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