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 Ok, been working on this for quite some time.  Trying to find the right size stands for all your fossils can be quite difficult im finding out!  So,, I took some pliers and started bending up a snargle smargle storm!!!   Now Ive got most of my smaller fossil crabs in stands.  Woooooop!!!  Woooooop!!!  

  Oh, and a picture of what it looked like without stands too.  Top shelf only.

 

RB

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You have a fantastic case of crabs!

Like the way they display with the new stands.

Only problem is Your picture files are too small and can not enlarge to get a better look at all those wonderful fossils.

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Hey @ynot, you have to come over for a visit to see them in person.  Oh, and I forgot this photo while I was working on all the 'bending' of stands.  I would take out a couple of crabs and bend them custom made to the crab, and in this photo, one ammo too. 

 

RB

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FossilDudeCO

Those the stands look fantastic, but they just don't fit well with those awful crabs.

 

You should probably discard all your crabs and start over. Mail them this way, I will help you open up some space.

 

All jokes aside, they look great, love the custom ones. What material are you using?

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Hey @FossilDudeCO,   You are right, i will send them your way. :) Just pieces of junk!  But its the best junk I have.  :) and i dont use any media, just air scribe and lots of time.  

 

RB

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Wrangellian
50 minutes ago, RJB said:

Hey @ynot, you have to come over for a visit to see them in person.  Oh, and I forgot this photo while I was working on all the 'bending' of stands.  I would take out a couple of crabs and bend them custom made to the crab, and in this photo, one ammo too. 

 

RB

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I'm looking at that trilo in the background... Where did you get that?? Can we see a better pic of it?

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51 minutes ago, RJB said:

you have to come over for a visit to see them in person.

Thanks,  I will take You up on that the next time I am traveling through Your part of "another galaxy" !

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   @Wrangellian.   I found that in Canada a few years ago.  Just cut it out of a bigger rock  to make it smaller for display case room.

 

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Wrangellian

Impressive.. How many trips to the Cranbrook area did you have to make to find that one?

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Love to see a picture of just one of your stands and what material you are using to make them. Are you making those bends just with vice grips or are you heating with a blow torch. I have been thinking about doing something to organize some of my fossils but have been procrastinating big time on getting started.

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@Wrangellian.  I was there only once. 

 

@Malcolmt.  I bought the stands off ebay.  Simply bending them this way or that with just the pliers is all I did. 

 

RB

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Stands....Stands.... I owe some kudos :yay-smiley-1:to my friend Ron. Back in the spring Ron had sold me a small reddish mahogany Aturia and I was hooked!.  So, leading into this trip to Foxhills, I asked Ron that if he should stumble across a matching Ammonite (small, reddish mahogany) with an attached stand,  I would like to add it to my budding collection.

 

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Gorgeous!!! Exactly what I envisioned.   But Ron was dancing to the beat of a different drummer  -- he had other visions.

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As you might imagine,  even as the owner of this gem, I am getting raves from friends and fossil enthusiasts who are not familiar with Nautiloids and Ammonites  and oh, by the way, Ron did deliver the best "stand" possible but I suppose it is somewhat unique to Ammos.  :fistbump:

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18 hours ago, RJB said:

@Wrangellian.  I was there only once. 

 

Well either someone showed you where to find the good stuff or you've got horseshoes up the yin-yang! (or both)

I never found any that nice the one time I was there! I'm sure I was not at the right spot.

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