Sunday, April 22, 2018

Beaver Creek II 2002

These are some random photos from the 2002 Beaver Creek Knap In & Primitive Skills gathering, hosted by Rick Hamilton, near Stuart attendance were Bob Patten, professional knapper and author;  Steve Holen, of the Denver Museum of Natural History,;  Chris Chitwood, of Wyoming; Scott Ritchert, of Nebraska;  Carl Elfgren, archaeologist; Dave Nixon, geologist and knapper; Jack and Jane Webster, and others.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Needed a container to store dried hide glue in, for my primitive tool kit.  I selected a pithy stem of a Jerusalem artichoke, and hollowed it out.  Sealing the butt end with a plug and pitch, I wrapped the open end with sinew, to keep it from splitting when the stopper was wedged in.  The tube also made a good core to wrap and store rawhide cordage.  Now, need to make a few more for mineral pigments.