I began my love for flintknapping like most everyone else---finding "arrowheads" at my grandfather's place as a boy. In my mid-teens a tried to
make my own points from waste flakes I found. I would place the tip of a 12 penny nail on the edge of the flake and pull it toward me. Yea I know, stupid! I
did learn to close my eyes at just the right moment, I'm not blind, thank God! I also learned a little about platforms, though I didn't know what it
was called. I learned too, that doing this in my bedroom sitting on my bed was not a good idea. My mother nearly had a cow when she discoverd all the tiny
chips in the carpet.
Years later,after marriage and two small sons, I found a book tittled "The Art of Flintknapping" by D. C. Waldorf. I soaked it up like a sponge. I
ordered some tools and rock and quickly made gravel. In 1997 a buddy of mine told me of a class he heard of at Poverty Point in northeast Louisiana. He and I
made the class and had a wonderful time. I've learned alot since that time, and I'm still learning. I like building Clovis points, and am very
interested in Folsoms. I also like Caddo Blades and "Bird Points". I have knapped a lot of Georgetown, other Texas flints, Novaculite, some Peoria,
and "Louisiana Gravel". Most of the native LA points were made from these small pieces of chert.
Thanks for reading my ramblings and check out my pics.