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I wanted to share with you all the display case I made for my dad as a Christmas gift. Over the last few years I've gifted him quite a few fossils, and he was in need of a decent place to display them. It is constructed almost entirely from materials salvaged from various demo projects around my house. The door, including latch and handle, were one of the original windows in the living room of my 100+ year old house. The rest of the wood came from some sub-flooring I replaced. The hinges are the only thing I bought. The thing that makes It especially cool is that my old house was my grandmothe
I think it is worthwhile to fashion or acquire stands to enhance the presentation of material for display. Why spend time and effort on a piece to have it rest unceremoniously on a shelf or be stuck in a drawer? Place it in view, if possible, for all to enjoy! Here are photos and comments on the cobbling of two very simple stands to support Mammoth material recently received. The smaller tusk fragment is full round. The larger fragment, a half-round, is split on its long axis. The large piece was the subject of minor prep discussed in the Forum's "mailbox finds" topic.
Always wanted a Comura but the prices are out of my budget so thought I'd try making one. Not as good as real but didn't have to sell my first born into slavery to make it. Its a Comura bultynici from the early Devonian.I added a photo of a real one. What a beauty would love to own one. . 800px-Comura_bultyncki,_Early_Devonian,_TazoulaOt_Formation,_Jbel_OufatEne,_MaOder_Region,_Morocco_-_Houston_Museum_of_Natural_Science_-_DSC01594.bmp