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Another angle

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And another.  Loves me some horse teeth.

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The next lamp is loaded chock-full-o nothing but Hemiaster bexari echinoids from the Corsicana fm (Masstrichtian) of South Texas.

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The last lamp is loaded up with broken artifacts, some I found as far back as 25 years ago, most bycatch from pay digs.  Most are halves, but some are nearly complete.  I always wondered what I could do with them.

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Uncle Siphuncle

Another angle.

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And another.

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I generally pull these stunts when my wife is away.  Wish me luck on spousal approval and subsequent matrimonial bliss!

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fossisle

You are an artiste

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DPS Ammonite

Neat idea.

 

Have your plastic covers below your ceiling fluorescent light fixtures collapsed yet? Another idea: how about filling with fossils those clear glass blocks that people attach and stack as walls/dividers.

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3 minutes ago, DPS Ammonite said:

Neat idea.

 

Have your plastic covers below your ceiling fluorescent light fixtures collapsed yet? Another idea: how about filling with fossils those clear glass blocks that people attach and stack as walls/dividers.

Lots of glass in the house already...13 cases

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Bobby Rico

Very cool and they do make a good talking point . 

 

Love lamp   :D

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Fossildude19

Great ideas, Dan - very cool conversation pieces.

Good luck with the spousal approval. :fingerscrossed:

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Malone

Fantastic!

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caldigger

Something tells me, a lamp full of horse teeth might be the least approved here.

I think most women would find that a bit too morbid for the living room.

 

Don't get me wrong, this whole idea is fantastic in my eyes.

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Auspex

A horse tooth lamp would be a stunning addition to a dentist's waiting room...

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1 hour ago, caldigger said:

Something tells me, a lamp full of horse teeth might be the least approved here.

I think most women would find that a bit too morbid for the living room.

 

Don't get me wrong, this whole idea is fantastic in my eyes.

You haven’t seen the rest of our living room!

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27 minutes ago, Auspex said:

A horse tooth lamp would be a stunning addition to a dentist's waiting room...

While dropping my wife off for a root canal, I casually mentioned that I had a few extra Pleistocene horse teeth rolling around in the car, if she needed them.  

 

“Shut up!” <smirk>

 

Glad she saw the humor...

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caldigger

I stand corrected sir, my apologies to you and my sympathies to your wife. :rofl:

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1 hour ago, caldigger said:

Something tells me, a lamp full of horse teeth might be the least approved here.

I think most women would find that a bit too morbid for the living room.

 

Don't get me wrong, this whole idea is fantastic in my eyes.

More of the living room, specifically, a wing known as the “Ammonite Parlor”.  This room is always in flux via high grading.

 

That’s about half of the fossil displays in the living room.  Had to leave room for the game heads and mounted birds and fish, as I’m “all about balance”.  The rest of the house is another full chapter, but I’ll stop there.

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caldigger

:envy: What time does the next tour start?

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14 minutes ago, caldigger said:

I stand corrected sir, my apologies to you and my sympathies to your wife. :rofl:

Fortunately for me, she’s outdoorsy and in the medical field, so a little skeletal and dental anatomy doesn’t seem to confront her.  We both like feeling like we live in our own little museum.

 

She has some nice finds on her desk at work alongside some of the old medicine and snake oil bottles we’ve found.

 

And despite all the stuff in the house, she suggested I build an ammonite mailbox post out front.  I’ll get to that once I finish remodeling the kitchen.

 

The only real blowback I‘ve caught thus far was when she came home to the Eocene Aquarium one day, an entire wall in the dining room covered with Green River fish.  As a concession, I’ll soon be breaking that display up to make room for some paintings she likes, in “prime wall real estate”.

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michele 1937

they are beautiful.
nice mobile with ammonites.
wonderful fireplace

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1 hour ago, michele 1937 said:

they are beautiful.
nice mobile with ammonites.
wonderful fireplace

We don’t have many fires in the fireplace, hahaha.  You can’t see it in the photo, but there is one side of a mammoth mandible and a 30 inch section of mammoth tusk stuffed back their like fireplace logs.

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fossilus

Your stuff is amazing!  My wife and I have had discussions about whether fossils belong inside or out.  I think I've convinced her that Texas vertebrate fossils don't survive outside, but it's been a battle.

 

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