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Display Stand Project - redux

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ynot

First one looks good!

Looking forward to seeing the other one finished.

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Sagebrush Steve

I like it!  Minimalist but elegant display.  Are you thinking you might eventually add a label similar to what a museum would do?

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Nimravis

Very nice job, I love the way the skull seems to float.

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Troodon

Lucinda appears to be a happy camper, all that matters.

Nice work on the blocks and their background.  

 

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oldtimer

Very nice job and the way the skull sits is awesome for display.

The wood came out super and colorful.

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Xiphactinus

Beautiful all around!!

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RJB

Very nice snolly.

 

RB

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Sagebrush Steve
On 12/29/2017 at 1:15 PM, Haravex said:

It gave me some good ideas this BTW so thanks for that snolly :)

Nice display! :dinothumb:

 

Looks like you you have room for more!

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Sagebrush Steve
On 12/27/2017 at 7:01 AM, snolly50 said:

This is a continuation that adds an additional example of the project type explored in the previous post.

http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/80387-display-stand-project/

 

Moving forward with plans to construct more stands for fossil specimens, a small Oreodont skull and jaw were selected. The long term denizens of the Fossil Forum may recognize Lucinda, the subject of a previously posted prep series.

http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/44530-oreodont-prep-series/

 

Here is the wood specimen selected. It is Bocote, Cordia elaeagnoides. This strongly grained wood is found on the Western coast of Mexico. It is shown with shellac applied and holes drilled to receive the brass supports.

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Here is a view of the shaped brass rods. The configuration selected is entirely from snolly's imagination (he is not an engineer). Other designs may be more practical and/or sturdy.

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This image shows the rods installed and provides a glimpse of the conceptualization of the needed support.

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Here is Lucinda, resting atop her newly crafted throne.

Merycoidodon gracilis

Brule Member of White River Formation

Sioux Co, Nebraska

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By the way, I can’t tell for sure what your wire ends look like, but I use something called a bur cup tool to round the ends and make them look a little more finished.  Example here: https://www.amazon.com/Wire-Wrapping-Beading-Tool-Round/dp/B000RB7G0O

 

An ordinary file should do fine, too.

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Bobby Rico

@snolly50 my friend that is really beautiful your best stand yet.  :wub:

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snolly50
32 minutes ago, Bobby Rico said:

really beautiful

Thanks, I am having fun with the planning for each piece and the wood finishing.

 

40 minutes ago, Sagebrush Steve said:

That looks to be a useful tool, but not large enough diameter for my next project. I have a set of precision files, but I have misplaced them in all the clutter of my work area. I imagine I put them away after they were last used and hid them from myself! They will show up eventually, probably when least expected (or needed). It's not all bad news however; when I was looking for the files to use on this project, I found three Ammolite stones that I had forgotten about.

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Plantguy

John nice stuff! You've given me some ideas. I've got a little partially crushed skull that I could maybe do something similar with....

 

Regards, Chris 

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snolly50
On 12/29/2017 at 3:22 PM, Sagebrush Steve said:

By the way, I can’t tell for sure what your wire ends look like, but I use something called a bur cup tool to round the ends and make them look a little more finished.  Example here: https://www.amazon.com/Wire-Wrapping-Beading-Tool-Round/dp/B000RB7G0O

I finally uncovered my "lost" files; but I am continuing to follow-up on this recommended tool. It would seem it would make the task quicker and the result more uniform. I'm trying to source the two sizes I need (1/8 and 3/32") without buying a complete set. Thanks.

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Sagebrush Steve
52 minutes ago, snolly50 said:

I finally uncovered my "lost" files; but I am continuing to follow-up on this recommended tool. It would seem it would make the task quicker and the result more uniform. I'm trying to source the two sizes I need (1/8 and 3/32") without buying a complete set. Thanks.

Keep us informed.  I might want a larger size, too.

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aplomado

snolly, I used the wire bending jig you recommended to make a hanger for my mosasaur tooth in matix; it's going on my wall.  Thanks!

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snolly50
3 hours ago, aplomado said:

hanger for my mosasaur tooth in matix

That's a monster of a tooth; it'll look great on the wall.

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Sagebrush Steve

Hi @snolly50, I can’t access your original pictures anymore.  I just bought a Merycoidodon gracilis skull and would like to make a stand for it.  Could you re-post a photo of your finished stand so I can copy it?

 

And for some reason if I quote your original post the system won’t let me submit my response but if I don’t quote it I can post OK.

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