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From: Leroy
Subject: New things on my website
Date: 10 Jun 2021 15:50:00
Message: <web.60c26a4787fc3060ab19bbf7f712fc00@news.povray.org>
I've added a few POV files to my website:

Leroy's World at http://leroyw.byethost15.com/

Lets see what all did I put there
 Lincoln Logs
 a toy train set
 a Flatbed Truck and a forklift
 trusses for a roof
 oh and bendable Cards

 I think that's it.

Have Fun!


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From: William F Pokorny
Subject: Re: New things on my website
Date: 12 Jun 2021 12:11:12
Message: <60c4dca0$1@news.povray.org>
On 6/10/21 3:46 PM, Leroy wrote:
> 
> I've added a few POV files to my website:
> 
> Leroy's World at http://leroyw.byethost15.com/
> 
> Lets see what all did I put there
>   Lincoln Logs
>   a toy train set
>   a Flatbed Truck and a forklift
>   trusses for a roof
>   oh and bendable Cards
> 
>   I think that's it.
> 
> Have Fun!
> 

Cool. I recall some things on your site from years past.

I've long wanted to try my hand at some POV-Ray arrowheads - never get 
started.

My Grandfather had a good sized collection and one cool, heavy tomahawk. 
He'd found the majority of it himself. I have no idea what happened to 
it. My brothers and I found a few arrowheads walking around in farmer's 
fields when we were kids. It's a moment when you find one. :-)

Aside: In your art gallery when I click on the arched bridge preview 
image I get a 404 error instead of a larger image.

Bill P.


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From: Leroy
Subject: Re: New things on my website
Date: 13 Jun 2021 11:40:00
Message: <web.60c6261a154baf7e4d65f2a5f712fc00@news.povray.org>
William F Pokorny <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
>
> I've long wanted to try my hand at some POV-Ray arrowheads - never get
> started.
>
> My Grandfather had a good sized collection and one cool, heavy tomahawk.
> He'd found the majority of it himself. I have no idea what happened to
> it. My brothers and I found a few arrowheads walking around in farmer's
> fields when we were kids. It's a moment when you find one. :-)
>
> Aside: In your art gallery when I click on the arched bridge preview
> image I get a 404 error instead of a larger image.
>
> Bill P.

I fixed the bridge image, hopefully. I just reloaded it, guess the old file was
bad.
I also added my stadium maker.

Funny thing about arrow heads. I grew up in Oklahoma and my best friend was an
indian. Jim Brooks was his name and we never looked for arrow heads.
 We did play cowboys and indians. I remember His dad asking what we were doing
and we told he. And also said it was all right because we where shooting
cowboys. He just said "Stop It."


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From: William F Pokorny
Subject: Re: New things on my website
Date: 14 Jun 2021 06:53:28
Message: <60c73528$1@news.povray.org>
On 6/13/21 11:36 AM, Leroy wrote:
> William F Pokorny <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
...
> 
> Funny thing about arrow heads. I grew up in Oklahoma and my best friend was an
> indian. Jim Brooks was his name and we never looked for arrow heads.
>   We did play cowboys and indians. I remember His dad asking what we were doing
> and we told he. And also said it was all right because we where shooting
> cowboys. He just said "Stop It."
> 
:-) There was Cowboys and Indians play during my childhood as well. 
Remembering now the old cap guns... At adulthood, the reality of life 
and history is, of course, a good deal more complicated and ugly.

Found myself thinking yesterday that searching for arrowheads in fields 
these days is probably less fruitful. Farmers both don't as often plow 
and suppose the top layer of soil long turned many times now in any 
case.  My Grandfather's searches happened more closely to when fields 
were first cleared and plowed - in the state of Indiana.

Bill P.


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From: Leroy
Subject: Re: New things on my website
Date: 15 Jun 2021 15:35:00
Message: <web.60c9005d154baf7e8eb70aa1f712fc00@news.povray.org>
William F Pokorny <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
> On 6/13/21 11:36 AM, Leroy wrote:
> > William F Pokorny <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
> ...
> >
> > Funny thing about arrow heads. I grew up in Oklahoma and my best friend was an
> > indian. Jim Brooks was his name and we never looked for arrow heads.
> >   We did play cowboys and indians. I remember His dad asking what we were doing
> > and we told he. And also said it was all right because we where shooting
> > cowboys. He just said "Stop It."
> >
> :-) There was Cowboys and Indians play during my childhood as well.
> Remembering now the old cap guns... At adulthood, the reality of life
> and history is, of course, a good deal more complicated and ugly.
>

 I learned early about the Trail of Tears, from Jims dad. It was the point of
view you didn't get to often from TV at the time. I asked lots of questions. The
main thing I remember is saying that if I was on the trail I probably have died.
That's something a 9 year old don't forget.

> Found myself thinking yesterday that searching for arrowheads in fields
> these days is probably less fruitful. Farmers both don't as often plow
> and suppose the top layer of soil long turned many times now in any
> case.  My Grandfather's searches happened more closely to when fields
> were first cleared and plowed - in the state of Indiana.
>
> Bill P.

Your Right. Even if they are arrow heads in unplowed ground. They may be buried
very deep. By creeks is the best place to look to today. Because floods may bury
and then unbury them.
 I thought of making them for real. It is a skill. I've seen it done on TV.
Making them in POV was a lot easier.


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From: Bald Eagle
Subject: Re: New things on my website
Date: 15 Jun 2021 16:10:00
Message: <web.60c9082a154baf7e1f9dae3025979125@news.povray.org>
"Leroy" <whe### [at] gmailcom> wrote:

>  I thought of making them for real. It is a skill. I've seen it done on TV.

I had a supervisor on a job teach me how to knap flint.  The basic idea is
fairly straightforward, after that it's just practice.  The key to getting good,
controlled flakes and not breaking the piece was scoring the working edge
_often_ with a stone in order to encourage a good clean fracture when applying
pressure into the piece and down with the point of the tool.

You can use an awl or nail in a handle, and a thick piece of glass (thick plate
glass pane, bottle bottom) or porcelain (plate, toilet tank) for practice.  They
also sell big chunks of obsidian volcanic glass for fish tank decoration.


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