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    Here's one from today. Although haven't been using the special pad lately...just a normal pressure flake style.

    Would have made them longer by pushing harder but the stone has a flaw in the center.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hinge Picker View Post
    Here's one from today. Although haven't been using the special pad lately...just a normal pressure flake style.

    Would have made them longer by pushing harder but the stone has a flaw in the center.
    Was this done with pressure?

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    haha...oh that's nothing, I can really pop em if I push real hard. The special pad we have been taking about helps but I can do them without it just fine too.

    Here's one I did with pressure at an event in Southern Indian demoing for our friend Adam.
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    Fluting nipples-img_0915-jpgAttachment 268688 I have made several different sizes to accommodate several point lengths. I did discover you can't put too narrow of a point on a pad that has a wide throat,,,,, it will break. I think my nipples are too high, gonna really lower them and try a sharper impact angle.

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    daniel can you show pics of how you hold it when taking the flute please...what protects your hand where the groove is...i want to make one...i think this is a great way to flute...i would say this is more likey the way the natives did it less chance of breakage...doubt they had a special fancy jig like we see today with all the levers and such like most people use...i think this is the best way for fluting and safest i remember you showing to me at the ridge...super rad
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    Be sure to wrap them on Danny...that pressure holding them snug is a big part of why they don't snap.

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    I do, I have been wrapping them with about 3' of leather,

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    I wonder how Got Flutes flutes them so nicely other than with practice.

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    Interesting discussion, but the first thing to decide is what style of fluted point you want to make. All flutes are not created equal. They will need different preforms, slightly different nipples, and slightly different angles. There's more to it than a big flake down the middle.

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    woody can you elaborate more.....?
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