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Mojorig - a modified split shot rig. While in high school, I worked for a local resort on Norfork Lake. On my spare time, I would take people fishing from the resort to show them how to fish Norfork Lake. My most successful trips involved using the mojo rig. So I just adopted that screen name.

Avatar - is my current boat - 2018 BC Caracal

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Back in the day I worked at a Marina, my boss called his mechanics "Wrenches".  A customer was in the office asking about how to catch some bass, but nobody in the office did any fishing, so my boss said "I don't do any fishing but I have a wrench that fishes all the time, go back there and ask him".  The guy (a good friend of mine now) walked back into the shop area and hollered, Which one of you is the fishinwrench?   The next day they put that name on my time card and it just stuck.  

The avitar is a proud symbol of a group of guys that I used to hang out with, used to talk to every day, and still love like family.  

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1 minute ago, fishinwrench said:

The avitar is a proud symbol of a group of guys that I used to hang out with, used to talk to every day, and still love like family.  

We still almost talk everyday on here. And I would like for everyone to get back together for a float or a winter cabin trip or whatever. 

Maybe Britt can come and you guys can discuss the MDC!!

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4 minutes ago, Flysmallie said:

Maybe Britt can come and you guys can discuss the MDC!!

Nah, that's only fun when I'm behind the computer screen and he can't throw smoldering logs at me. 😋

 

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Back in the early days of the internet I used to frequent internet chat rooms and the popular question people would ask of each other was “ASL?”, for Age, Sex, Location. So I nipped that in the bud and renamed my screen name as my ASL.  I’m from MO, I’m a guy, and I was born in 1973.  It just stuck after that. 

My avatar is my PB 4lb 7oz smallmouth I caught on the Meramec a few years back. 

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         Good thread Ness,

    So you asked and all of my stories are long. Actually I make them long .:). In my previous life I was a flintknapper. Actually I still am one but doing a hiatus. Too many other cool things to do and not enough time. Some of you know what a flintknapper is and some yo may not. I work with various cherts to make points. There is not true flint in the untied states but everyone calls chert flint. When I say points I mean blades, spear and atlatl dart points, oh yes arrowheads too but not all points are arrowheads. We used to travel all over in Missouri and surrounding states to knapp inn's and primitive skills gatherings to make points, trade, sell and have great fellowship. Pat and I are both members of the corn society and been through the oogabooga ceremony. Someday I will share that but cant tell you the secret behind it. That you have to experience for yourself.

  What does this have with my screen name? It all stems from above. We have a good friend James who attended the knapp in's He would scream across the gathering each time he seen me. "Hey my little bald headed buddy" I keep a clean shaved head and have for many moons. One day James liked into my tool bag and said I am going to call you BilletHead. See there at your big moose billets. Looks just like your bald head. I said yes, yes James it does :) . What is a Billet you ask? A billet is generally the base of an antler. The bigger the better. Moose, and whitetail is the best. They are solid and heavy. 

thumbnail_0727181125.jpgthumbnail_ATT00001.jpg Guess I should say dense too because I am a bit that at times. 

    So more. Here is my tool kit consisting of various sized billets with pressure flakers and tools for making notches at the bases in points that call for that. Abraders for dressing the stone edges before striking an edge or when pressuring off a flake. Billets are swung to strike the edge or platform of the stone to drive flakes across to thin and shape the point. Any of this making sense? You can do the same with copper tools but I preferred to use abo techniques to make points. 

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Here is some of the points I made and still have left. I have made hundreds of points to be traded, given away and sold to buy chert that I wanted to work and could not find on my own. I like to procure my own materials and have a couple tons of chert in my garage. Some of these points are quite thin. Thickest maybe a couple of quarters stacked. Smaller points not much over a dime thick. Biggest here in length four or five inches long,

 

 

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     I will close with three points I kept that I have harvested deer with. Taken out seven with stone points and self bows. I miss those days when I could that,

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   Thanks for letting me share,

   BilletHead

 

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10 minutes ago, ness said:

I've actually Googled BilletHead and billet -- but never got anywhere. 

All I got was, "The billet head is a decorative piece of woodwork that adorns the bow of a ship". That left me even more confused...

Good idea for a thread Ness.

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1 hour ago, bfishn said:

All I got was, "The billet head is a decorative piece of woodwork that adorns the bow of a ship". That left me even more confused...

Good idea for a thread Ness.

Same here.

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