|1||In a few words:
First I make a drill: a small burin spall inserted in a split wooden stick... Then I use a dihedral burin to make a small scratch on the reindeer sliver so that my drill won't slip. A sort of pre-hole. Rubbing the stick between my palms, I drill both faces, little by little (total duration: 12 minutes). Then I start shaping the needle with a burin...
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|2||In a few words:
To sharpen the needle and work on it I make a burin with a blade.. and the work begins. I then use a wet millstone (sandtone) to polish the needle's head and its body. With a second blade, I make a saw so I can cut one of the sliver's end, then sand it untill it gets sharp. Another little burin work and the needle is finished, ready for sewing.
|Duration: 12:09 Displays: 1219|
|3||In a few words:
As tough as it may be, an antler needle will not go through such a thick piece of leather, so I must make holes first. With a small flake that I retouch so it becomes sharp, it should be easier. The thread I use here is made of sinew fibers. Once the holes are made, it's heasy to sew.
|Duration: 05:25 Displays: 1098|