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Mar 22nd, 2009 at 5:42pm
 
I spent some time yesterday and all today's morning knapping an arrowhead from the bottom of a colored beer bottle (Indio, by the way Cheesy) i finished a couple hours ago, and it definitely looked great, the best arrowhead I HAVE MADE by far. i followed instructions i found on these forums.
but while i was looking at it i dropped it (im clumsy sometimes), it hitted the floor and broke into four pieces. i almost cried from frustration, and with a lot of effort i resisted throwing them over the backyard wall. Now ive calmed down, collected the pieces, and thought, "why not posting these in the forums?, that way my work wont pass unnoticed and i can feel better" shame i didnt take a photo of it complete, but here they are.

the first picture is how would it look like if it hadn't broken, but im missing a small chunk. The finger is there to give an idea of the size it has.
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Reply #1 - Mar 22nd, 2009 at 5:43pm
 
this is how it broke...
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Reply #2 - Mar 22nd, 2009 at 5:45pm
 
and this is just the tip of the arrowhead, it survived pretty well, maybe i could still use it?, maybe it still works for small game ? Huh, i put it against the window so you could see better. by the way, the fields you see are Oaxaca, at least part of it Smiley
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Reply #3 - Mar 22nd, 2009 at 6:12pm
 
Cool Nice point. the remainder looks as if it would large enough for rabbit or medium bird (pheasant, quail, prairie hen ... etc. )
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Reply #4 - Mar 23rd, 2009 at 3:14pm
 
Failure builds experience,experience increases knowledge, and knowledge is key to success. Failure is still better than not even trying.
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Reply #5 - Mar 23rd, 2009 at 7:45pm
 
i have the magical cure, SUPER GLUE
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Reply #6 - Mar 23rd, 2009 at 8:25pm
 
thanks for the replies, by the way xxxkid123, do you think the superglue could really hold it together for it to be usable? ive no idea Cheesy
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Reply #7 - Mar 24th, 2009 at 9:24am
 
The piece that you are holding up to the window, with a bit of reflaking would make a very functional arrowhead.  Not only would it take down a bird but much larger animals.  Size has nothing to do with they type of animal it could kill.  It has everything to do with how well it penetrates the hide.  Most arrowheads are pretty darn small and they can take down bison, buffalo, elephants, you name it. (Disclaimer: if shot by an experienced archer).

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Reply #8 - Mar 24th, 2009 at 4:17pm
 
yes, I'm pretty sure super glue could, but
a) you might need to laminate the part in contact cement or something to make it good as new
b) if it hits bone it might break.
c)if the super glue is bad, and sorta dries rubber-like, it may resist against piercing
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Reply #9 - Mar 25th, 2009 at 7:51am
 
Looks excellent.
Wouldn't bother glueing it - just make another one and don't drop it Smiley
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Reply #10 - Mar 25th, 2009 at 8:32am
 
thanks Aardvark! Smiley im trying to, but i can´t find another bottle bottom, and even if i did i dont have time till weekend. and even i may not be able to because i want to braid/weave a new sling  Cheesy
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Reply #11 - Mar 25th, 2009 at 1:29pm
 
Very nice work, castanon93.

I would not view it as a failure!

BTW. Shouldn't you be quoting Zapotec poetry from down there in Oaxaca? Wink
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Reply #12 - Mar 25th, 2009 at 8:40pm
 
im more a conqueror descendant than an aztec/zapotec/mixtec/mayan/purepechan/toltecan/chichimecan/tlaxcaltecan descendant, not that it would be bad to be an aztec/zapotec/mixtec/mayan/purepechan/toltecan/chichimecan/tlaxcaltecan descendant.
i quote aztec poetry because i like it Smiley.
when i grow up i will return to the land of my ancestors, the iberic peninsula  Cheesy maybe visit the balearic islands sometime.
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Reply #13 - Mar 26th, 2009 at 11:27am
 
best place to look for bottle bottoms is underneath empty beer bottles Smiley

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Reply #14 - Mar 26th, 2009 at 11:32am
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Mar 26th, 2009 at 11:27am:
best place to look for bottle bottoms is underneath empty beer bottles Smiley



Brilliant logic, keep it up.   Roll Eyes
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