Base Camp Naturalist

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Base Camp Logo

Started by Jason M Gaines Jul 1, 2013. 0 Replies

Working on a logo…Continue

Knapping Base Camp

Started by Jason M Gaines Apr 29, 2013. 0 Replies

Headed to Knapping Base Camp this weekend to hopefully chip out some functional pieces for hunting season in the Fall.What have you guys been making?Continue

Tool Kit

Started by Jason M Gaines Nov 27, 2012. 0 Replies

I basically run two different kits; one for abo knapping and one for more modern knapping.Abo kit:Two size moose billets Deer tine pressure flakerRib bone edgerHammer stone abraderModern kit:Two size…Continue

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Comment by Jeff "Jeffro" Kylberg on April 7, 2014 at 6:20pm
Fine job on the ferro rod.
Comment by Jason M Gaines on April 7, 2014 at 8:17am

The Tree Swallows have been all over the place lately.  They are so graceful when they fly.  We have a few nest boxes out and they've been scouting.

Comment by Jason M Gaines on April 7, 2014 at 7:29am

Eastern Bluebirds first brood of 2014.  They nested in Kentucky a little earlier this year than the last few years.  

Comment by Jason M Gaines on April 7, 2014 at 7:03am

Made some ferro strikers over the weekend.  Deer antler tine harvested in Kentucky with 3/16" ferro rod and steel striker.  I made ten of these.

Comment by Jeff "Jeffro" Kylberg on March 11, 2014 at 1:53pm

That is fantastic work. All done in the hand? I have to use a Sollberger jig to get a longitudinal flake. Paleo man must have had 2 or 3 times modern mans strength and all his dexterity. Those GEICO advertising folks never knapped when they came up with "even a caveman can do it ."

Comment by Jason M Gaines on March 11, 2014 at 9:21am

Knocked out this Clovis point over the weekend.  Done with copper and antler.  Hand fluted.  

Comment by Jason M Gaines on February 13, 2014 at 8:04am

Here is the new moose antler billet I promised a picture of.  It fits the hand great and is weighted perfectly.

Comment by Jason M Gaines on February 12, 2014 at 9:34am

Thank you Jeff. It was my first leather project and I've already got the bug and starting others now.

Here is a better pic.

Comment by Jeff "Jeffro" Kylberg on February 11, 2014 at 4:59pm

Great work Jason

Comment by Jason M Gaines on February 11, 2014 at 9:29am

Leather working workshop over the weekend. Mine is the one with the deer antler closure.  Had a great time!


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