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My first bone prep...

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Very nice! I'm as impressed with the stand as I am with the prep work. ;)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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FossilNerd

I’m not a “bone guy” so I can’t give you much advice on prep techniques, but I can say that your after pictures look a lot better than your before pictures. Looks like a good job to me. The stand is awesome as well! :) 

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caldigger

Everything you did looks smashing ( no offense to the shattered bone! ).

I like the layout if you den as well. Can you post a pic of the bones final resting place in your house?

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The Amateur Paleontologist

Very nicely done prep job (and stand) :) 

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Scribbler

Thanks for the comments guys, much appreciated.  Clearly I should have posted in the "Display Stands" section, instead of prep  :heartylaugh:

 

Would definitely still love to hear from someone with has a view on what type of beastie would have had this in its leg 70-odd million years ago... 

 

CD - Will take some more pics when I get home later.  It's probably not in the ideal place now, but is at least out the way of kids' destructive little paws!

 

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Scribbler

Caldigger - Here's where the final item is currently resting.  Not ideal (bit cluttered/obstructed by TV), but the alcove does appear to be made for it  :rolleyes:

 

 

Hadrosaur Fibula location 1.jpg

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Scribbler

My preference is here, but it is perilously exposed to snotty kids and their wandering fingers...

 

 

Hadrosaur Fibula location 2.jpg

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FossilNerd
20 hours ago, Scribbler said:

Would definitely still love to hear from someone with has a view on what type of beastie would have had this in its leg 70-odd million years ago... 

It may be wise to post another thread in the Fossil ID section if you specifically want comments regarding ID. ;) 
 

The piece does fit in the alcove rather well, but I agree it would look really nice on the table with the skull on the wall. You could also add more fossils, as you get them, for a nice group display. 
 

I understand you all too well about snotty kids and wandering fingers. All of mine are locked in glass display cases for just this reason, but I would prefer they be on open shelves or table tops. 

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Ruger9a

I think you've found the perfect place to display it without unintentional damage ruining all your work.  It looks wonderful! 

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Scribbler
31 minutes ago, FossilNerd said:

I understand you all too well about snotty kids and wandering fingers. All of mine are locked in glass display cases for just this reason

Your kids are all locked in display cases!?  :fear:  It's not a bad idea though, hadn't thought of solving the problem that way round...  ;)

 

Good advice on the ID point.  I'm still fairly new to this and think I saw somewhere that posts should be placed in multiple forums.  Will try not to duplicate too much and only include info necessary for ID-ing.

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