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Small bone awl

Aussie123

Never Alone In The Bush
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I started with a bone, leftover from dinner and broke a shard off
Cooked bone tends to be more brittle than raw ... but that's what I have)

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I used some flint to score cuts and then used the sandstone as a hammer to break smaller sections off.
(The copper flaker was to sharpen the flint)

Once I'd roughed it out rubbed it against various stones to sand it smooth.
I wet it occasionally to control bone dust (which should not be breathed in)

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The finished awl. Its super sharp and quite lovely and smooth to hold:
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After my flint knapping I just did had a pile of super sharp flint shards which would be most useful I think for making various tools. Some were razor sharp.
 

Le Loup

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I started with a bone, leftover from dinner and broke a shard off
Cooked bone tends to be more brittle than raw ... but that's what I have)

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I used some flint to score cuts and then used the sandstone as a hammer to break smaller sections off.
(The copper flaker was to sharpen the flint)

Once I'd roughed it out rubbed it against various stones to sand it smooth.
I wet it occasionally to control bone dust (which should not be breathed in)

View attachment 28898

The finished awl. Its super sharp and quite lovely and smooth to hold:
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Good work Aussie, well done.
Keith.
 
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