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    UHMW plastic rod though I think delrin may work too. I use the UHMW for the iderect tool and have a small striker made from it too. Works ok but need a bigger one for heavy work. That's why I use the big deer billet.

    Aluminum hu? Interesting. Not much mass there but maybe has good energy transfer? Must need to keep the velocity up? What kind of aluminum?

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    Ok, cool. sounds like i should be set then, just need practice.
    Flint Ridge is great.

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    Dart, the aluminum I use is 6061 alloy. I think it's the most common type and you can get it at hardware stores. The larger diameters (2" or more) can be ordered easily online (and is much cheaper than copper). Aluminum has about the same specific gravity as flint or quartzite. That means that it weighs about the same as most hard hammerstones with the same volume.

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    Thanks. What diameter and length do you use?

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    Dart,

    Skip to 1:40 in this video for detailed dimensions:

    Dimensions of Tools and Previous Arrowhead - YouTube

    Overall view of tools and setup:

    Aluminum Flintknapping Tools - YouTube

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    Is indirect ever used for fluting? I thought i saw somewhere that maybe it was.
    Flint Ridge is great.

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    Yes Artifacts. I've never done it so I couldn't vouch for how well it works or how long they travel.

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    I don't do much fluting, but I do a lot of thinning with indirect. I don't hesitate to take long thinning flakes from the base or tip, and my breakage is minimal.

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    I have not gotten into fluting yet. But there is some good vids on YouTube for indirect flutes. I forget the vid but watched one not long ago. Was about indirect in general and different support techniques like anvils but he also showed how it could be used for fluting. Very interesting stuff. Quite a few different ways to indirect flute.

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    I use a lot of indirect, and like chippintuff, i don't have much breakage with base to tip thinning, however, I average about 1 to 4 when fluting. There are so many variables that I'm not sure what my mistakes are. I do know that some days are better than others. I think a big thing for me is that I am too worried about fluting failures and tend to over-analyze when I should simply not think about it. One thing that has helped me is using floor tile. It's super cheap and I can make a stack of preforms and not worry about rock conservation.Indirect-20171102_124426-jpg

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