Offline knapperdnl.paleoplanet69529

  • Name: Dennis
  • Age: 56
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Many LA US
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I began my love for flintknapping like most everyone else---finding "arrowheads" at my grandfather's place as a boy. In my mid-teens a tried to make my own points from waste flakes I found. I would place the tip of a 12 penny nail on the edge of the flake and pull it toward me. Yea I know, stupid! I did learn to close my eyes at just the right moment, I'm not blind, thank God! I also learned a little about platforms, though I didn't know what it was called. I learned too, that doing this in my bedroom sitting on my bed was not a good idea. My mother nearly had a cow when she discoverd all the tiny chips in the carpet.
Years later,after marriage and two small sons, I found a book tittled "The Art of Flintknapping" by D. C. Waldorf. I soaked it up like a sponge. I ordered some tools and rock and quickly made gravel. In 1997 a buddy of mine told me of a class he heard of at Poverty Point in northeast Louisiana. He and I made the class and had a wonderful time. I've learned alot since that time, and I'm still learning. I like building Clovis points, and am very interested in Folsoms. I also like Caddo Blades and "Bird Points". I have knapped a lot of Georgetown, other Texas flints, Novaculite, some Peoria, and "Louisiana Gravel". Most of the native LA points were made from these small pieces of chert.
Thanks for reading my ramblings and check out my pics.

My recent posts

Title Type Date
Re: Cumberlands!!! Reply 04/22/14
Re: ohhh, woe is me! woe is me! Reply 04/20/14
Re: Have you ever been called this? Reply 04/15/14
Re: niblitts bluff Reply 04/09/14
Re: Texas arrowhead ID Reply 03/31/14

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  1. avatar

    cutfingers

    User Infostatus offline109 Points

    01/12/10

    Sorry abot the long delay in your question. I'm still trying to figure out this site. Just thought I'd let you know that it's dover.
    Darrell
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    knappercml

    User Infostatus offline104 Points

    12/30/09

    Hi big brother i"m glad you showed this site to me

    12/30/09

    Reply from knapperdnl:

    Hey little brother. Glad to have you here! You need to put some pics on your profile.
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    rockbuster

    User Infostatus offline105 Points

    12/16/09

    Dennis, I'm sorry I didn't recognize you earlier. I was with Mike Hood down at Nibblets Bluff in November. I remember meeting you there. We chipped a little bit down there. Mike

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    AJSDave

    User Infostatus offline101 Points

    12/16/09

    I noticed in one of your posts that you heat treated some novaculite from magnet cove in AR. What temperature/profile do you use?

    Thanks, Dave
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    clovisknapper

    User Infostatus offline105 Points

    12/09/09

    Thanks and yes I do use a jig for my Cumberlands but most of the time on Clovis points I just hand flute them. Thanks for your Compliments, Jeff Gatewood.
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    12/09/09

    Reply from knapperdnl:

    The cumberlands and folsoms are two point styles I would like to be able to make.

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