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  • This "Paleo End Scraper" was knapped today

    My main focus today was sawing some Jade slabs from one of the rocks I purchased. I figured I might as well knap a point while tending the saw. I picked an odd shaped spall of dark Tiger Chert. While reducing this rock I got a spall that looked like it would make a good scraper. So I laid the point aside and knapped a scraper. I added the spurs to give it that PES look. The bottom side has a nice concave shape which is ideal for end scrapers. Then I went back and finished the point.
    Lateral Edge
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    Distal End
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    Unifaced Side
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    Top side
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    And here is the point from that spall
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    Last edited by Ron Kelley; 04-14-2019, 05:24 PM.
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  • #2
    Great stuff! They both have a great look and color to them. Can’t wait to see what you do with your jade too
    call me Jay, i live in R.I.

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    • Ron Kelley
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      Thanks Jay, I don't know if you are familiar with the jade celts from the west coast. The ancient people sawed slabs and then ground the edges and bit. That's what I plan to do with one of the slabs. I plan to use a concrete block in water to do the grinding.

  • #3
    Nice work Ron, something to relieve the boredom of waiting for saw to finish.

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    • Ron Kelley
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      Thanks Johnny, This Nephrite Jade saws quite fast. It can't be flaked but does work easy with sawing, grinding, and drilling.

  • #4
    Man that's a purdy scraper! That point is awesome too! The color in that rock is just downright pretty.
    "The education of a man is never completed until he dies." Robert E. Lee

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    • #5
      Nice scraper and awesome point. I found a scraper today which I will post but it doesn't come close to your work.

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      • #6
        Well done Ron. I am very interested in seeing what you do with that jade. I know of one jade celt that was found less than a mile away from where I lived in Victoria. I kept looking for jade items whenever I was out. Sadly jade never showed in my vicinity.
        Bruce
        In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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        • #7
          Excellent work Ron
          My name is Gary. I live in NE South Dakota

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          • #8
            Nice pieces Ron..love the end scraper

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            • #9
              Yep, looks just like a paleo scraper !

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