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Melvin, dang it, I was gonna post mine first. Ain't even got the pictures taken yet. Still cleaning the mud outta my truck.
Mel, take a look of the little hit counter next to your posting. . . . there's a whole world of people
interested in your report.
Thats a lot of worked "pieces" No disrespect meant but a high proportion of brokes seem to indicate that
the warriors repairing their weapons were chucking their spent cartridges in one general area where you
now dug them up.
Thanks to you too for a fast report. Are horse shoes still lucky or is that too twentieth century ?
After 8 hours of screening this is what i have to show for it , and thats with my semi-lucky horse shoe. It was alot of fun went with my mom,dad,and met te and his boss there.. te has better details.
Melviin, I still think we did pretty good for first timers. Ike tried several spots to see if things would pick up, but the finds were sporadic to say the least. David did find buffalo teeth, and all of us found bones, which I thought was neat. Who else gets to pay to did in someone elses garbage? Only wish the weather would have been a little nicer. In surface hunting, overcast makes it harder to spot points, and it seems the same with screening. I'm sure we missed some finds because of the lighting. And as Melvin pointed out, with the screen size, I know bird points slipped right on thro without ever being spotted.
I should have let you try a pair of my shooting glasses, really put the spot light on the screen.... You have to try it yellow or orange glasses.Worked good for me.
I have some, just didn't think about taking them. But I'll be ready next time. Course then it'll be full sunshine and 100degrees. Thanks anyway.
Te [ & Mel ] that "joke" about glasses is NO JOKE. When you get time, look back at the JANUARY icon posting on the front page, 5th row of pics down..
Thats Badger wearing her shooters glasses , , , and she reported they really DO make a difference in enhancing / distinguishing flint from soil.
They worked so good, she forgot to bring them to the screen dig !
Back before I discovered they had such things as middens and camps [ with millions of G-9 points ].
I just surfaced anywhere possible.
I experimented with various color combinations of eye glasses [ camera filters taped on eye glasses frames ] Red, green , yellow , blue , neutral and
surface glare cutters for creek walking...
No conclusive results, turned out the best " flint finding aid " was how the grey matter processes the optic nerves input !
sh that was no joke to me i used a orange pair and my parents used yellow... should have had a smaller screen though.. Next time i will be prepared to the hunt.
I've used the yellow lenses for surface hunting and it really makes a difference. Especially during the winter months with weaker sunlight and long shadows.
T & M, Looks like you two are going through your field notebooks to cover all angles of the screening report, flint, weather, vehicles, eye wear, etc......
Could you skip over a few pages now and give us the info we have all been hanging to hear, , ,
How did the Freuline boosters work ?
recomend them for anyone under 5foot 6inches...got to try them.
Hey Melvin, is that an early triangle north west of the horseshoe or a tip? thanks
Melvin, you didn't tell SH that you'd already applied for a patent on your super steps. The ice chest and umbrella were great, but that extra foam padding to keep rocks off your feet, that was a cats
meow. The womenfolks just loved it. And the built-in heater, that was great when the temp. dropped to 18degrees. Oh, yeah and the windshield wipers worked great till they started freezing up. Have to try some of that up north windshield cleaner with anti-freeze.
LOL te im starting to believe it myself..
SH yes early triangle or tortuga has beveled edges with one corner slightly chipped off..bottom right corner that is.
If your a professional screener addict, all of the neat screeners booster chair details will be very welcome when the mud dries up and it's 130* in that part of the world !
Did you notice that one of the tables is geared as a shaker. All thats needed is a PTO hookup.
THEN all somebody sitting in that super chair needs is a "croupiers" rake to drag in the flint ~ ~
I noticed one table was different. I even mentioned it to Melvin that it would really speed things up if they had shakers installed. But we would have missed the bird points if it were going any faster. Melvin was wanting to make a second screen out of hardware cloth just to catch the birdies, but it would have really slowed things down. Me, I'm after the big points. If David and I had screened at the same speed as Melvin, we'd have cleaned up Nacho's entire site in one day.
not a professional screener yet, but am kinda addicted to it already. I was looking for land for sale @ campwood last night. Just looking no money to buy thats the bad side of it. Anway ya i did hear te say something about the different type of screen. No didn't catch my attention though caught up in finding points. I would hate it when it gets to 130 just the thought of the bobcats overheating and not being able to keep up sounds bad. So now i have to come up with a second screen for birdpoints and a external cooler for the dirt movers HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.
Melvin, you were up to 130 before they even started bringing us dirt. Don't know if you saw the look on Ike face when he dumped your first load and before he even turned around to get ours, you'd already cleaned you screen and was looking at Ike like "I'm Waiting". He had the look of a deer caught in the headlights. I think he knew he was in trouble at that moment.
Oh, sorry, thought you were talking loads, not temperature. And the bobcats were overheating.
LOL ya he did look at me a little funny sometimes.. I can take 130 dont know about the machines..
Yep, 130* is like springtime in the brush. Summer is when it starts getting hot.
You Death Valley boys are going to do great at this diggin business ! Any jury rigged shade device makes a big difference BUT a huge factor can be just finding pieces on a regular basis. Not enough time to
think about the heat / comfort level.
That smaller screen size and squintin for leetle flecks of flint really slows the process by a big factor. . . .I'm with Te, I go for size and quantity, when I pickup a baseball size clump of dirt, if it
doesn't have a base & tip sticking out. . .to heck with it.
Thanks SH, wife used to scout for Tex. A&M and she's used to being out in the sun all day. My job keeps me in the brush. Melvin works as a nuclear brain surgeon, and he's used to the heat. Besides M's ice needs to be kept on the alchoholic refreshments. Nothings worse then a luke warm black label beer.
Ice cream was a nice touch..
The ice would work great escept i would need a chin strap!!!!! The thought of having to keep one hand on the ice bag and one hand for screening????It might work.Guess i could take my boys with me to hold the ice in place, but when they see the icecream come out there goes my ice.