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Found 5 results

  1. Hello... I have some cut ammonite fossils but they are not flat like the picks I see above (nice job!)...how can I grind it down? I tried a big ol' metal file, but it takes a long time just to get some dust off. Do I need to have it cut thinner? Is this something I can do? I want to make necklaces out of them...but... Any and all suggestions are welcomed! Thank you
  2. Hi everyone, So I made my first fossil hunting trip some time ago and was quite lucky to find a nice, almost pristine (well, sort of) condition ammonite. I want to make that into a necklace. What would be the best way to attach a loop for the necklace chain to go through? I am thinking of drilling a blind hole, sticking a "pin" in and then fill the hole up with some epoxy. Good idea? Note that it is quite small and I think it needs some kind of a polishing for it to shine, so any advice on getting it to look nice and bright are welcome too! Thank you!
  3. Floating shark tooth sifter

    Didn't get out to the cliffs this weekend, so I decided to make a floating sifter. This one has 1/4 screen in it. I am going to make another one that has 1/8 screen, but I'll have a smaller 1/4 screen that fits over it along with a scoop that I can pour water over the larger screen. I think I will fashion some sort of strap on it so I can carry it on my back so that I can still surface collect until I get to a good sifting spot.
  4. DIY rotating display

    Recently the DVD drive on my laptop stopped working, and I decided to disassemble it and recycle a little part in there. The little wheel that holds your disk in place and spins it around for the contents to be read is perfect for a rotating display to show off your fossils or minerals. Step 1. Glue something to the bottom as a base to increase height and stability. Step 2. Glue the end of a string to the wheel. Step 3. Put on a disk, bottom side up. Step 4. Spin the disk around so the string wraps around the wheel. To avoid the string being stuck under the wheel, hold it upward while spinning the disk. Step 5. Let your treasure hop on and pull the string!
  5. Poor Man's Air Blaster

    I hope some of you find this interesting. Poverty is the mother of invention. Here's the poor man's abrasive blaster. COMPONENTS: Paasche Air Eraser Kit. ($84.00 from Micro-Mark) Campbell-Hausfield compressor. (~$100.00 from Harbor Freight.) Shop-Vac, 1.5 HP (~$25.00 from Home Depot) Table (.50 at yard sale) File Storage Box ($2.00 at Staples) Glass, 8x10", from an old picture frame (.25 at yard sale) Shopping bags (.04 at Shoprite....I believe that A&P's will also work) I may upgrade to a pair of socks sans toes in the future. Light ($15.00 from Staples) Link to photos: https://picasaweb.go...JO1qsHurY6UqgE# Tom EDIT: Pictures Re-added
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