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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:50 pm 
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What a cool project! Awesome.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:45 am 
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i gotta try this, long ago my grand father found an indian stone axe head and it needs a handle


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:12 pm 
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This is so awesome. I am going to have to make one now. Thanks for sharing :clap:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:12 pm 
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Thanks so much for the raw hide idea, my grandfather many years ago found an old native American stone weapon head, one side round and the other is chipped to have a slight edge and the middle has a grove for securing to a handle.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:40 pm 
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Glad the rawhide tip was helpful! Your club looks great. Cool that your grandad found an original head. I've only seen/made reproductions and that's a lot of pecking. So you know what's next...coconut test!

I also have continued to play with sticks and stones. Here's a small ax I made the other day. Hafted by fire, bound with rawhide and sharpened by rubbing on another rock.

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Here's how it compares to a Fiskars hatchet.

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And here it is with some primitive friends including a set of Bola's I made a couple weeks ago.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:48 pm 
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Protip for this hafting method: make the hole wider (but not taller) than the head, so the stone only contacts the wood at the top and bottom. This prevents the stone from wedging the haft open laterally, which can split the wood. Might be less of an issue with a war club, but is essential for stone axes used to chop wood.

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http://www.primitive.org/products/primi ... al-skills/
http://www.primitive.org/products/primi ... th-skills/

It's in one of those two; if you really want to know which one I can check, but honestly they're both solid gold resources for anyone interested in this level of technology.

Also, full disclosure, I'm just regurgitating what I've read; I haven't done this myself.

And kudos to you who have! Looks great!

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