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Author Topic: A few days with Ray  (Read 2009 times)

Online Terry Green

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Re: A few days with Ray
« Reply #50 on: July 07, 2006, 04:49:00 PM »
Thanks for sharing guys.....looking forward to meeting you in October MR. Knife River Sir.
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Re: A few days with Ray
« Reply #51 on: July 07, 2006, 04:52:00 PM »
I can't wait either, Terry!  You, Bob, and Charlie Lamb at Paradise???  It's got to be good with a crew like that!
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Re: A few days with Ray
« Reply #52 on: July 07, 2006, 06:04:00 PM »
Awesome; thanks for sharing. Can't wait to hear the stories about Paradise; I'll be there with Terry later this year.
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Re: A few days with Ray
« Reply #53 on: July 07, 2006, 06:26:00 PM »
Awesome is definitely the word. Great storytelling, photography,and everything! I've been interested in learning to knap and it was nice to see those heads in action. Thanks Woody and Ray, I really enjoyed it.

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Re: A few days with Ray
« Reply #54 on: July 08, 2006, 08:34:00 AM »
Cool story! Thanks for sharing; the performance of these glass heads sounds impressive   :)  
Nice pictures too!
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Re: A few days with Ray
« Reply #55 on: July 08, 2006, 09:56:00 PM »
You guys tell and awesome tale!!  Good shootin' guys,another great hunt at Ray's place!!

Hope to shake the hand of both of you some day on one of my trips south   :notworthy:    :notworthy:
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Re: A few days with Ray
« Reply #56 on: July 09, 2006, 10:09:00 AM »
Hey you guys are right on about 'ol Woodrow.

I got an invite to his home and walked away with a bucket of rocks, tools and a days worth of teaching not to mention a new friend. He's a good guy and a true talent, as well as a patient teacher.

He gave me a knife blade he had finished but he didn't like the way it had come out.  :saywhat:  

Now I am not a knapper, more so a snapper, of rocks and a long way from having any talent or a "good eye" but I pull it out at least once a week just to marvel at it this "undesireable" blade will have a prominent place in my new den.

Thanks for the great read.
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Re: A few days with Ray
« Reply #57 on: July 09, 2006, 09:40:00 PM »
Man that's an awsome hunt,and sweet pics!Those are some really nice points.

Not really meaning to get off topic,but is that what they call Briar Creek or Allendale agate you guys found down there?
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Re: A few days with Ray
« Reply #58 on: July 10, 2006, 12:22:00 AM »
southernarcher, that's the material exactly.  Nice rock -- it's colorful and has a sharp, strong edge if it hasn't been overcooked.  I saw more of the chert than the agate, but there were flakes of both around.

SuperK, we need to get together again soon.  I'd sure like to try that new bow of yours!
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Re: A few days with Ray
« Reply #59 on: July 10, 2006, 12:36:00 AM »
Woody,
That's some great stuff.  I may need to get some of those points and knives in Alaska.
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Re: A few days with Ray
« Reply #60 on: July 10, 2006, 12:44:00 AM »
roknjs, have you already escaped D.C.?  When you've got your new addy in Alaska give me a shout and I'd be tickled to send some things your way.  Be even happier to deliver them in person, if some kind of hunt was involved... GGG
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Re: A few days with Ray
« Reply #61 on: July 11, 2006, 10:05:00 AM »
Wow, Great story and pictures.
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Re: A few days with Ray
« Reply #62 on: July 16, 2006, 08:07:00 AM »
This (great thread) occured while my puter was down so I missed it "in the making", so to speak. However Woody had sent me pics of the points he was planning to take on the hunt, and I had asked him to let me know how it turned out. Yesterday he e-mailed me, to commiserate about my puter woes, and give me the link to the thread. So very glad you did, Woody. I gotta remind y'all that I tried to tell you about 8 months (if memory serves me) or so ago that Woody Blackwell's DVD on Flintknapping was the best. I even put it in the Products Review Forum. Ya gotta pay mo' attenshun to this ol' Marine - I just don't ramble on - well, not all the time anyway. Then I got to meet him (by surprise) in his humble person at the Baltimore Shoot. Killie and I got to shoot with him (two or three times) and one of his sons, Joe. I reported in that thread about him, his knapping, his shooting, his son, and what a great companion (and father) he was to shoot with.   SEE?
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Re: A few days with Ray
« Reply #63 on: July 16, 2006, 08:18:00 AM »
(cont'd - for some reason my puter is cutting my posts in half)
  SEE?
Ya gotta pay mo' attenshun to this ol' Marine - I just don't ramble on - well, some of the time anyways. Now we find out Woody is also one heck of an observer and recorder of sights and words of the kind of hunts we love, to boot. I am so glad you found Ray to be a good companion to rejuvenate your lost - no, misplaced - love of hunting and I bless him for giving you that opportunity. I hunted SCs Savanah River area for hogs (as well as Sumter, SC,  later) but before I had swithed to all trad. You, Woody, brought it all back, in my minds eye, but in a much more traditional flavor. Bless you, my friend, and may more such adventures reward you as time progresses.

(BTW - Woody has another DVD coming out soon, The last I heard. The man, as Killie hinted, never toots his own horn that I have seen - or "heard".)
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Re: A few days with Ray
« Reply #64 on: July 17, 2006, 07:18:00 AM »
ttt - Great story and pics!
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