Introduction: Knapping Glass Points
got this allegedly "antique" yellow glass jar at a yard sale for the change in my pocket, made this yellow glass point to win the Instructables glass contest, cause I could sure use a Dremel, so thank you for voting for it to win the contest, this is my 1st attempt a publishing an instructable so I might have had some trouble getting the pics in the right order, but you get the idea, the pic in step 1 is some antler tools that I use, should have been last
deer antler tools used to Knapp glass points
used a hammer to detach the bottom from the rest of the jar, but in a pinch, rock should work too
next carefully chip off the "lip", using a bopper, the one I used in this case, was of deer antler,
bop the lip off to create a "zig-zag" edge, aka a scissored or working edge all the way around the piece to make a "pre-form"
then use the bopper to "skin" the pre-form of all of its factory edge, the outer layer of glass that contacted the mold that made the jar
as the factory edge comes off the pre-form takes on a rough shape that is ready for pressure flaking
used an antler pick to pressure flake this point out of the skinned pre-form, did it come out good enough to will the Instructables glass contest? thank you for viewing, and your input & don't forget to vote for your favorites, this one;).