I love flint. It is a unique stone with very unique properties. Most rocks have very limited use for humans, or at the most are simplycosmetic. Flagstone is used to line a porch or add decorative appeal to the outside of a house. Crushed gravel is used for roads. Cobbles create borders between flower gardens and the lawn.
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Carlos Rodriques from Western Montana asks:
Q: Hello Marc, beautiful bows you make. I have a Grozer Turkish bow and I would like to cover the sinew plate with a decorative backing of birch bark. My question is how to prepare the bark?

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Hunting with a bow requires a lot of patience. When we enter the woods, it may be hours, days, or even weeks, depending on what and where we are hunting, before we actually spot our quarry. It may be even longer than that before we get a shot. Many long hours are spent in a ground blind or tree stand sitting quietly, waiting, observing, and listening.
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Welcome to From the Pit! This is going to be a place for PA readers to ask questions about flintknapping and ston artifacts. I will do my best to answer your questions or at least point you in the right direction. For now, let me start by posting some questions that I get all the time:
What tools do I need?
You will need at least three knapping tools: a hammer stone, a billet, and a pressure flaker.
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Aug/Sep 2014 Edition in this issue:

Making a Northern Paiute Bow and Arrow Set
By Billy Berger

Wyoming Wilderness Elk
By Mike Yancey

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