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I went for a walk over the fields the other day since the farmers have been busy plowing things in or over. Well, I didn't find all that much, since I must have been a bit late. There were lots of footprints criss-crossing most of the familiar acreages, so I guess a good number of my colleagues got there before me. However, I did manage to come up with a promising block. I slugged it in two on the field and immediately noticed the tell-tale cross-section of an ammonite, so at least I had found something to play with at home. I didn't think to take a photo of the original pieces, since I had already glued them back together, started to whittle down the matrix and expose the shell before I decided to post a prep progression report here. Here's a pic of the stage it's at now, anyway. Still got lots to do.
Hi everyone I recently got a large sandstone block (~20cm x 20cm x 20cm) which is like a shell deathbed (see pics). There's a layer of weathered material on the surface but underneath it's a nice piece. I was wanting to try and clean it up and do something nice with it. My ideas were to either (1) square it off and polish the block or (2) Square it off and slice it into multiple thin slabs (maybe 2-3cm thick) which could then be polished. I'm not sure if it's bad practice to slice up a fossil or not. Anyway, I was hoping someone might be able to give me some advice on what tools would be appropriate for cutting a block this size or how to go about polishing the block afterwards. Alternatively, if anyone has any other cool ideas for it I'd be keen to hear them. Any advice would be really appreciated! Cheers