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Monday, September 10, 2007

Mouse pressure flaking pad and new point

These three pictures show my pressure flaking pad. I made it from an old mouse pad. I spaced the pieces of pad so I would have different flake widths to work with. Everything is glued together with Liquid Nails. I find this glue to work best because it stays somewhat tacky and flexible. This pad has seen a lot of use and nothing has loosened up.

The following two pictures are of a point I just finished yesterday using the pad. I used copper and antler flaking tools. The point is 1 1/2" long. Its made out of "silicafied ash" from the Grand Junction, Colorado area.

Thanks for looking!

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