Hi all. I' started knapping with pebbles and the first pieces i've obtained were ugly, thick flints so i've started to scrape 'em on a granite slabs, holding 'em with hands, obtaining some interesting pieces after hours and hours of bloody scraping. When i've started to obtain decent flints, i've quit scraping. Recently i've obtained a piece with beautiful colors and i don't want to waste it.
I've framed it 'cos it's hard to hold it only with fingers
and did a sled to hold it
To have compression strength, i've tied a piece of lead (2 kg)
and started to work!
After one hour of scraping, i've abraded 1g of stone, the thickness has decreased from 13 mm to 10 mm. I've never obtained results like this before.
This is how it looks the piece after one hour. Thank you, best regards