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07-19-2006, 04:49 PM
Not sure what the real ones looked like the Indians made, but here are a couple of mine.

Wasn't going to bother posting these, but golly, it sure has been slow in this forum as of late.:huh: Y'all need to get busy posting some pic's of your works or Delton and I are gonna get laid off.:( ;)

07-19-2006, 05:51 PM
what did you make those with?

07-19-2006, 06:09 PM
Blast it, do you boys ever do real office work? You just keep posting those beautiful points and tools and wood burnings. :p
As always I have no idea how you do this stuff, but it just gets better and better. If I were an Indian I'd be mighty proud to use one of those on anything even if it was just for show.

07-19-2006, 06:39 PM
Now ain`t those the neatest things!! They look better than the ones the Indians made! :cool:

Give me another week or two and I`ll start makin` and postin` stuff again.

07-19-2006, 07:04 PM
Purty points Al!!!!!

07-19-2006, 09:13 PM
Good looking points Al.Any injun would be proud of those.

07-19-2006, 09:15 PM
are you going to put them on cedar sticks?
I will likely mount them on some cane shafts with turkey wing feathers tied on with sinew. Have to find some good cane first.

bam-bam, I used a high speed rotary tool (Foredom) with a carbide bit, my belt sander, and a real small bit in another high speed rotoray tool for the edges. I know, that's not how the indians did it but it sure made making them a lot easier and quicker.;)
The wider one came from an antler tip that was slightly palmated.

Thanks again folks, glad you like 'em.:)

Greg Tench
07-19-2006, 09:35 PM
Man Al !!!! Youre on the top of the totem pole when it comes to carvin, and makin points.:clap:

07-19-2006, 09:38 PM
Looks mighty fine, Al!

You have a PM. ;)

07-19-2006, 10:18 PM
Now thems nice, But I have had enough of this. Al you or Nic..need to start a class to teach some of us knuckleheads. I would love to learn how to make points.

Great work:banana:

07-19-2006, 11:54 PM
Prehistoric Americans made their antler points by cutting the tips of the tines. Ground them to a very sharp round point, then drilled a hole in from the back to fit the shaft.

07-20-2006, 09:33 AM
Thanks Son! As I suspected mine are not accurate replicas for antler points. Thanks for the pic and explanation which will help me if I decide to do more.:clap:

07-20-2006, 09:45 AM
Now that's cool, I'd never heard of points made from Antlers but it makes perfect since. Guess I'm not to old to learn something new.

07-20-2006, 12:17 PM
Al, here`s a couple of my antler points. They ain`t purty, but they will give small game and Spanish Conquistadors in chain mail a bad day! :D

No sinew is needed, just pitch glue to hold it in place.

07-20-2006, 07:54 PM
I like 'em Nic. :clap: