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Hi, have a 10" heavy Ammonite that I want to display, it's a Phylloceras so wide at the bottom, need a strong stand fit for the job, any recommendations ? Thanks.

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Ludwigia
1 hour ago, Crann said:

Hi, have a 10" heavy Ammonite that I want to display, it's a Phylloceras so wide at the bottom, need a strong stand fit for the job, any recommendations ? Thanks.

Here is a nice choice for you.

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Crann
45 minutes ago, Ludwigia said:

Here is a nice choice for you.

Cheers

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Ptychodus04

Unfortunately, since I have a welder, scrap metal, and no money I make all of my stands rather than purchase them. I get to call them "custom" that way as well.

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Crann
32 minutes ago, Ptychodus04 said:

Unfortunately, since I have a welder, scrap metal, and no money I make all of my stands rather than purchase them. I get to call them "custom" that way as well.

Wish I had that freedom... I have found a really durable "cook book holder" from a local store that is perfect and can be moved slightly... oh yes... and very cheap, metal too...

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RJB

Hey @Crann, I had a hard time trying to find bigger more heavy duty stands.  In fact I didnt find any.   Ptychodus04 actually made me one heavy duty stand for a large fossil crab.   I never did check out the plastic stands.  You might try that?  

 

RB

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JohnBrewer

Id find someone who can weld near you. You could then get a one made for a perfect fit. Probably wouldn't cost much, most people who can weld like something interesting to make rather than the mundane exhausts &c. I would guess a few beers would cover it. 

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ynot

I make stands from a large gauge copper wire. Bend it to shape and paint to desired color.

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Ludwigia

I'm sure that instead of welding things together he can find a good choice of stable and reasonably priced stands at UKGE, which is just around the corner from him.

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Crann

The book holder I got looks too big and is chrome and stands out too much, I fancy a subtle black one I think.

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FossilDudeCO

try spray painting your chrome one?

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JohnBrewer

If I had a 10" ammo I'd much rather show it off on a bespoke metal stand rather than an a plastic one Roger. A welded metal stand needn't cost much and I'd prefer the security with the weight.  @Crann what does it weigh?

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Crann
49 minutes ago, JohnBrewer said:

If I had a 10" ammo I'd much rather show it off on a bespoke metal stand rather than an a plastic one Roger. A welded metal stand needn't cost much and I'd prefer the security with the weight.  @Crann what does it weigh?

Hi, weighs around 4kg.

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Crann

My brother and nephew are welders, going to send them dimensions to knock up a custom one as best option, few beers should do the trick.

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JohnBrewer

Don't forget to post a picture here. :)

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Crann
19 hours ago, JohnBrewer said:

Don't forget to post a picture here. :)

Will do, he makes fancy gates and fences, could ask for Ammonite swirls on it but might be pushing my luck.

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