Okay so a member of this forum gave me the title of this post and the permission to post it so I if I get out of hand you can blame jtester J When I was a kid my parents would say something like, “Pick something and stay with it…stop getting into things and dropping them all the time.” Yea right. Wish I could. This time around it’s flint knapping.It started this summer when my father-in-law said he got a letter from an archeologist at Indiana University saying he wanted to do core samples on his property. That property sits on the termination line of the Wisconsin glacier. By the time he answered the letter (he was out of town) the archeologist had picked a hill next door but said he would be interested in Bob’s hill again eventually. So we started talking about digging and about finding points. I started reading about the last Ice Age and what it did to Indiana’s topology and where I could find points. I happened upon videos on YouTube showing people making points and was hooked. I have found flint in the eastern part of my county but it’s crumbly and hard to find…I’m still looking but with winter coming on I’m not sure how much creek running I can continue to do.I purchased the “Archery” kit from flintknappertools.com and some dacite from neolithics.com.Today I went out and hit a 4”x3” piece and it was all left on the floor…but, I had fun and learned a little. I’ve been watching hours and hours of videos and finally got to hit some rock.I didn’t brace it enough, didn’t support it enough and didn’t hit it right…except for maybe 3 times. When I hit it right it broke the way it’s supposed to. I need to take my time and study the rock…I was in a hurry and I could not slow down. So yea…going to keep updating this. All advice is welcome. I guess the appeal for me is the history and simplicity of flint knapping. I’ve spent most of my 43 years around computers and I’m always looking for ways to get away from them…creating points feels like the extreme opposite of computers and I love it.