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OT: Todays Project

YBYB Posts: 3,861
edited 1:57AM in EggHead Forum
As some of you know I retired and cleaned out my office 12-31-10.I bought a display cocktail table 30"x48" to put some of my Indian artifacts in.Here is a picture in my old office and the new table in our den.My case with the axes and the cache of 8 preforms fit in the lower 2 drawers This was a fun project on a cool day.
Larry


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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Larry. Are those wired in place? All i can think of is my kids bumping into that table and the arrowheads getting jostled out of arrangement :laugh:

    looks great.

    the stone axes are what blow my mind. the grooves in the sides of them, for example.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Larry, Looks really nice! You call them axes. We call them arrow heads....the same, right?
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
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    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • Beautiful display YB! If you want to sell some of your old display cases you had on wall, let me know.
    BGE'er since 1996 Large BGE 1996, Small BGE 1996, Mini BGE 1997
  • RRPRRP Posts: 20,835
    Very attractive display, Larry! BTW starting at the very center with the stone with the hole - was that used to grind a taper to start the point, or was that the fire starter stone using a stick and bow to create friction to start a fire?
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    No but the table is really heavy with 3 drawers full of rocks.If we have a problem I will hot glue them in place with a special glue that will not devalue the points.The blue cloth is also glued to a board.

    Larry
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Thanks Ron...The round rock is soapstone(steatite) and is was used to heat food and wrap in hides to sleep with at night.
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Thanks...I may want to get rid of some later.

    Larry
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Thanks Molly...Here is a case with axes and game stones.

    Larry

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  • i'm thinking....if you know this is " off topic".... why do you feel the need to post on the "on topic"???? which is a cooking site...perhaps you are not aware... but we have an "OT" forum...???? ( go there if you want some recognition of your collection) your collection of arrow heads which is really cool.... but i''ll bet you don't post your pics of wings etc on arrow head .com.........i'm sure ..... that your arrowhead collector colleagues/ collectors are excited to see some pics of pulled pork? on their site. thanks'''' just a suggestion.... i may be wrong?' ray
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    What a beautiful display of Indian artifacts. I hope you enjoy your retirement for many many years. ;) Tim
  • BigBadgerBigBadger Posts: 461
    That collection is so very cool!! I'm impressed
  • Unsnap your bra and relax Ray! If ya don't like it don't read it.......
    BGE'er since 1996 Large BGE 1996, Small BGE 1996, Mini BGE 1997
  • bobbybbobbyb Posts: 1,349
    Quite a collection, Larry, and a beautiful way to display them.
  • BR-549BR-549 Posts: 48
    YB, that has to be the nicest collection of arrow heads I have ever seen, and I think the stone with a hole in the center is called a pump drill fly wheel. The only artifact I have is a metate and mano for grinding corn found in the Santa Rosa, new mexico area.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    just out of curiosity... are you an expert in the field at all? locally?

    i just can't fathom how anyone could have fund all those, retired or let alone PRE retirement

    was it you that told me about searching the bends of rivers in certain ways, where they might get washed into a particular river feature, like gold does almost?
    anyway... always fascinating.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • stike wrote:
    Larry. Are those wired in place? All i can think of is my kids bumping into that table and the arrowheads getting jostled out of arrangement :laugh:

    looks great.

    the stone axes are what blow my mind. the grooves in the sides of them, for example.

    First thing I thought when I saw the table.
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    I have studied the Creek Indians for about 30 years.My friends call me lucky Larry but I think I just have a eye for seeing them.I am a member of the Central States Archaeological Society and have a ton of books on Indians and Artifacts.

    Larry
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Thank you...Here is a case my wife had me made a few years ago.

    Larry

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  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    My baby is 29 years old so there is not a lot of football played in our den.LOL

    Larry
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Thank you...It has been 30 years of hard work but a lot of fun.

    Larry
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Thanks Tim...I am already starting to like this retirement thing.

    Larry
  • Very nice collection. Did you find these artifacts or purchase the items over time? Best of luck with retirement.
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Thank you...Its been a lot of fun.

    Larry
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Thanks Mark...I have never bought or sold one.The fun is finding one.To pick up something no one has touched in thousands of years is a feeling I can't start to describe.

    Larry
  • Very cool. You must have been collecting for many years. Enjoy your retirement.
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Thanks Steve...30 years.I have been a lot of days and spent 10 hours and found nothing.

    Larry
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 21,253
    thats where our missing ax heads went, you should send them back to the lost tribe. thats a nice collection
    http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&func=view&id=501271&catid=1
  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    That is an amazing collection. The table fits beautifully with that rug and sofa. Very nice.
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Thanks Michael...If you ever make it to Georgia I will take you to the swamps.I hope you like big snakes.LOL

    Larry
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Thanks Dennis...Do you ever talk to KennyG's sister.I know their father passed away but I have not talked to Jan in a couple of years.

    Larry
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