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JimB88

Great stuff Roger! Sorry to hear about your dust collector..hopefully it wont be too expensive to replace.

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3 hours ago, JimB88 said:

Great stuff Roger! Sorry to hear about your dust collector..hopefully it wont be too expensive to replace.

Thanks for your sympathy, Jim. No, it will be expensive (dental laboratory suction machine), since I've decided to go for long life, relative silence and quality this time around. Those cheaper vacuum cleaners last only a year at the most due to the fine dust getting into the motor. Fortunately I've had a flood of prep orders lately which should balance the books again.

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Ludwigia

My dust collector still hasn't arrived, but I just couldn't wait to get this one finished. It's a 15cm. Macrocephalites megalocephalus, a species which was created in 1989 by Callomon etal. It's indigineous and specific to this particular area, so I'm pleased to finally have one in the collection. It comes from a horizon in the koenigi zone, which lies a meter or so higher up than where I've been digging. I just happened to glance up and into the scree lying above the dig and saw the venter sticking out of the dirt. Just had to pry it out and there it was. So after putting on a face mask and airing out the workshop every 2 minutes for 2 hours, I managed to get this guy abraded. But that was just an emergency situation :P The rest can wait until the collector is here.

 

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aerogrower

These are very nice Roger. Keep the pics coming!

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Kane

A lovely and large piece! 

 

I completely understand the urgency given a specimen like this. Needs must, as they say :P 

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PFOOLEY
2 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

...It's a 15cm. Macrocephalites megalocephalus...

Superb. :wub:

 

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2 hours ago, aerogrower said:

These are very nice Roger. Keep the pics coming!

 

2 hours ago, Kane said:

A lovely and large piece! 

 

I completely understand the urgency given a specimen like this. Needs must, as they say :P 

 

36 minutes ago, PFOOLEY said:

Superb. :wub:

 

I sure do like that one :) Now I just need my super vacuum cleaner to get the rest done.

 

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ynot

One down, one (+infinity) more to go (for now?)

Looks good.

 

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1 hour ago, ynot said:

One down, one (+infinity) more to go (for now?)

Looks good.

 

Thanks, Tony. I've got about 10 more, albeit somewhat smaller, on the waiting list.

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Monica

Wow.

 

:faint:

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12 hours ago, Monica said:

Wow.

 

:faint:

:) I just heard back from the company where I ordered the dustsucker and there's going to be a delay of at least another week because of a missing part. Dagnab it! :angry:

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dalmayshun

One of the things that is so great about the forum, especially for us new to collecting, are those photos of pre-prepped material, especially when it is in-situ...I can't believe that pile of rocks are prepped into the beautiful fossils pictured below...are you sure  you are not a Michaelangelo Fossil Sculptor, carving those stones to reveal what is hidden inside, as Michaelangelo claimed to do. ..oh, yes, guess that is what you are, obviously from your great work. Can't wait to see the others. 

 

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14 minutes ago, dalmayshun said:

One of the things that is so great about the forum, especially for us new to collecting, are those photos of pre-prepped material, especially when it is in-situ...I can't believe that pile of rocks are prepped into the beautiful fossils pictured below...are you sure  you are not a Michaelangelo Fossil Sculptor, carving those stones to reveal what is hidden inside, as Michaelangelo claimed to do. ..oh, yes, guess that is what you are, obviously from your great work. Can't wait to see the others. 

 

Thanks for the praise :) It's actually not as difficult as it may look once you start to get the gist of things (along with the proper equipment of course).

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