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Prepping out large ammonite for sons friend

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RJB

  My sons friend did some work on my big tractor and I told him I would prep out one of my sons ammos for him.  I cant do any scribe work till i get my compessor back to working, but i was able to do some grinding on it, some glue up work and a small bit of 2 part putty.  Still gots a ways to go though.   A 15 incher

 

RB

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ynot

So how much popcorn do I need for this one?:D

 

Good luck with this wee beastie!

 

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Ptychodus04

You can certainly tell how much time Ron spends prepping by the frequency of his posts due to his failed compressor!!!

 

This is pretty cool looking. I like the white sutures.

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Brett Breakin' Rocks

It's always nice when the ruler you are using is too small for the fossil ... haha.  That's gorgeous ... !

 

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WhodamanHD

That's a biggy, can't wait to see it prepped out into all its glory!

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RJB

Hey @ynot, should'nt take too much popcorn? 

 

@Ptychodus04. most of the fragmacone was all powdery white do I decided to just take it off to show the sutures. 

 

@Brett Breakin' Rocks.  Ha!!!  Never thought of using myself as a ruler for scale, but when i do find a fossil big enough for that, then i will do it.  :)

 

RB

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FossilDudeCO

Hey Ron, can't wait to see this one!

I love the sutures as well!

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RJB

Hey @FossilDudeCO, once its done the sutures will look a heck of alot better!  Plus there is a small area that is ablaze with color.  My sons freind will like it im sure.

 

RB

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caldigger

Are you all missing the big fat elephant in the room?!  He is giving away one of his son's ammos for work done on his tractor!  What's wrong with giving him one of your ammonites?! Lol

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Ptychodus04
14 hours ago, caldigger said:

Are you all missing the big fat elephant in the room?!  He is giving away one of his son's ammos for work done on his tractor!  What's wrong with giving him one of your ammonites?! Lol

 

Shhh. @RJB is a genius; don't talk so loud or his son will hear you.

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RJB

Hey guys, my son wants me to prep one out for his buddy.  Just so happend that my tactor needed some work.  Worked out great for everybody.  Simple as that.  Sometimes there is a simple explination for what seems to be thievery.  :)

 

RB

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Ptychodus04
9 hours ago, RJB said:

Hey guys, my son wants me to prep one out for his buddy.  Just so happend that my tactor needed some work.  Worked out great for everybody.  Simple as that.  Sometimes there is a simple explination for what seems to be thievery.  :)

 

RB

 

Well, that doesn't satisfy my need for a good conspiracy. 

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RJB

 

Ok, I did some more work on this thing.  I did glue some pieces of shell on the 'back' side on top of the 2 part putty area and will do some grinding to make it look perty good.  It will look a heck of a lot better than just a missing piece!  I will do the same to the other side too.  I also shaped it so it will kinda look like it has an apature?  Not the best, but its better than not doing it.  Ive got a ways to go, but im sure my sons freind will like it very much!!!  Its a piece of cra-p, but its turning out to be a very nice piece of cra-p!!  Ha!!!  :)

 

RB

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Ptychodus04

@RJB, I don't know what you're talking about. That thing is turnin out amazing! You took some throw away stuff and made a real beauty. Well done already.

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jpc

RB... any pieces of snarge you want to get rid of you can ship my way.  

 

Nice work.  

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Ludwigia

:popcorn:

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RJB

Hey @jpc, this is for my sons friend.  He's helped me out quite a bit so this is what im doing for him. Im sure he's gunna like it.  

 

RB

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DLB

Gota love the big ones The big ones need love too ;) 

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RiseOfTheExtinct

How do you.....? How do you get that big of ammonites?! I've been to the Jurassic Coast and found nothing as big as that! That's pretty amazing...I have to admit! Great find!

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RJB

Hey @RiseOfTheExtinct, My youngest son finds these big ones.  I just prep them. 

 

RB

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RiseOfTheExtinct

Tell your son he's amazing.

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RJB

Ok, took quite awhile to get back to this one, but now its done.  Took more time than I anticipated, but thats par for course!!!  Im just glad I got it done for him before Xmas.  Turned out much better than i thought it would. 

 

RB

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Bobby Rico

Great job and really lovely ammonite. 

 

Cheers bobby 

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ynot

You do wonderful things in Your prep shop!:thumbsu:

Always look forward to seeing what comes out of it.:popcorn::popcorn:

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RJB
48 minutes ago, Bobby Rico said:

Great job and really lovely ammonite.

Thank you Bobby.

 

17 minutes ago, ynot said:

You do wonderful things in Your prep shop!:thumbsu:

Always look forward to seeing what comes out of it

And thank you Tony. I had to put some crabs aside to get this done, but I will back to the crabs soon. 

 

RB

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