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  • by Published on 01-25-2015 01:12 PM
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    Find a curly maple tree and 1/4 saw the stump piece on my woodmizer then let it dry for 10 years or so

    find an old gun and draw the pattern on it begin to put some parts on

    whittle away at it using saws, handplanes, chisels, rasps, files

    getting closer got it in the square now barrel is inlet and ramrod hole drilled too

    put the buttplate on this is kind of sort of a tricky part, it determines ...
    by Published on 01-22-2015 12:47 PM
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    I've been trying to figure this out for a while now ( years.. ) I'm thinking someone here may know or have a suggestion. This pipe has writing on it. I found in a book that it is Cree or Chippewa syllabic. I think I can translate the writing into Cree, but don't know how to translate that into English.... it would be interesting to find out what it says...








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    by Published on 01-21-2015 04:28 PM
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    Being a fan of early publications on North American archeology & collecting, I love seeing photographs of collectors from the early 20th century and their collections.

    Think of the amazing finds made by the first folks to discover the ancient site in North America! Where are all of these finds now?

    Here is an image I ran across years ago on the internet. I only wish I had more context with the photo in regards to ...
    by Published on 01-16-2015 09:09 PM
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    Last year I stumbled upon a curved stone fragment that I had trouble identifying.
    I owe a big thanks to GoingCoastal who suggested it could be part of a comal.
    The Chumash used the comal like a like a frying pan, with a drilled hole in one end to pull it out of the fire.

    Here's a few pics of the fragment






    Following up on GC's suggestion, I searched and searched ...
    by Published on 01-14-2015 08:55 AM
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    This metal detecting find goes back about 25 years ago when I was hunting the site of an Oregon Trail “road ranch” in western Nebraska. Although called road ranches these establishments had nothing to do with ranching. During the late 1850’s and into the 1860’s these Oregon Trail “convenience stores” were started by enterprising individuals in order to take advantage of the needs of the thousands of immigrants traveling west on this famous trail. ...