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RJB

  Aaaaaaaalrighty then.  I havent been out in the prep garage too much, but went out today and picked out 4 "iffy' concretions.  One looked better than the rest, so,,, started on that one.  This is what happened.  Might be a good crab?  Oh, this concretion is 2nd from the left.  Looks to have a 'rear end', thats always a good thing!  Time will tell for the rest of the crab?

 

RB

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Darktooth

Good work Ron! Now lets get back to work and finish it!:D:popcorn:

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caldigger

Right smack in the middle with plenty of room for legs. So far so good!

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Tidgy's Dad

Looks great thus far. 

Good luck with the rest of the beast.:)

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RJB

Thanks guys.  Yes, a bit of room for the legs and lots of room for the claws, but that doesnt mean anything.  Claws can go anywhere and be anywhere?  I do have high hopes for this one, but chances are that it wont end up in my collection.  Very hard to get one of those!!!! 

 

RB

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ynot

Looking nice so far!

Hope it comes out whole.

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WhodamanHD

Looking good, I’m sure whatever home it finds will appreciate it!

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DLB

I'm sure you'll do wonders to those crab!

can't wait to see :)

 

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crabfossilsteve

Hey Ron

 

Nice to see ya with more crab prep, hope it has all its legs down to the tippies and claws sticking out, but were are you getting all of these nodule these days...ha ha.

 

Also, where are those trilobites you and your son were off to find?????????????????????

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RJB
21 hours ago, crabfossilsteve said:

Also, where are those trilobites you and your son were off to find?????????????????????

Hey Steve, I dont move too fast these days so its gunna be a few days before I can get to them.  Very soft and brittle rock.  Gunna take some stabilization and even haveing to put one or two back together. 

 

RB

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RJB

Ok, I did a bit more prep on this thing yesterday.  Looks to only be a 4 legger?  Im also beating this thing up a bit.  Makes me feel like a novice.  Hard to hold the crab with my left hand but its gettin there.  Just about 4 or 5 more hours to go. 

 

RB

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Phevo
3 hours ago, RJB said:

Ok, I did a bit more prep on this thing yesterday.  Looks to only be a 4 legger?  Im also beating this thing up a bit.  Makes me feel like a novice.  Hard to hold the crab with my left hand but its gettin there.  Just about 4 or 5 more hours to go. 

 

RB

 

 

It's going to be a beauty, almost looks like it is fending off something

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Tidgy's Dad

Trying to fend off being prepped, perhaps? 

It looks good to me.:)

I be I'd make a hell of a mess of it! 

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RJB
2 hours ago, Phevo said:

It's going to be a beauty, almost looks like it is fending off something

Its always a nice thng with the claws are 'reaching'.  Makes the crab even cooler than normal

 

 

13 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

I be I'd make a hell of a mess of it! 

IM sure you would do a good job.  Ive got lots more patience nowadays, but most folks, like you, already have that patience.  Get yourself a crab conc and go to town with the prep. 

 

RB

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Tidgy's Dad
Just now, RJB said:

Its always a nice thng with the claws are 'reaching'.  Makes the crab even cooler than normal

 

 

IM sure you would do a good job.  Ive got lots more patience nowadays, but most folks, like you, already have that patience.  Get yourself a crab conc and go to town with the prep. 

 

RB

Thanks for the vote of confidence.:)

And one day I will try. 

Patience; I have, your talent; one doubts I do. 

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RJB
4 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Patience; I have, your talent; one doubts I do.

I tell people that its easier than one thinks, but yeah, ive been doing this for 26/27  years.  But hey, do you live in Morocco?  Just wondering.

 

RB

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Tidgy's Dad
Just now, RJB said:

I tell people that its easier than one thinks, but yeah, ive been doing this for 26/27  years.  But hey, do you live in Morocco?  Just wondering.

 

RB

 Experience makes quite a difference. 

Yes, I have lived here for thirteen years now! 

Love it here Fes medina, a medieval market city and the largest pedestrianized urban area in the world, 9,600 twisty-turny little streets with no cars! :wub:

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RJB
9 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Love it here Fes medina, a medieval market city and the largest pedestrianized urban area in the world, 9,600 twisty-turny little streets with no cars! :wub:

I would love to exprience the culture there!!! 

 

RB

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Tidgy's Dad
Just now, RJB said:

I would love to exprience the culture there!!! 

 

RB

You'd be most welcome! :)

It can be quite a culture shock and some don't like it, but it really is a wonderful country. :)

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RJB
8 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

It can be quite a culture shock and some don't like it, but it really is a wonderful country. :)

My wife wants us to travel somewhere. Already  been to Canada, Australia and Mexico.  Been thinkin a bout morroco, but this stroke kinda put the breaks on travling?

 

R B

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Tidgy's Dad
Just now, RJB said:

My wife wants us to travel somewhere. Already  been to Canada, Australia and Mexico.  Been thinkin a bout morroco, but this stroke kinda put the breaks on travling?

 

R B

I guess it makes things more difficult, I had TB and lost a lot of my lungs permanently, never regained the weight I lost, but I find that as long as i'm careful and take lots of rests I can still get about and travel to places. People (not just in Morocco) are very understanding and kind and i won't let it put a stop to my life.

I think you have the same attitude, it just takes a bit of time to adjust to the 'new you'. 

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RJB
1 minute ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

guess it makes things more difficult, I had TB and lost a lot of my lungs permanently, never regained the weight I lost, but I find that as long as i'm careful and take lots of rests I can still get about and travel to places. People (not just in Morocco) are very understanding and kind and i won't let it put a stop to my life.

I think you have the same attitude, it just takes a bit of time to adjust to the 'new you'. 

  Gooooooooooooooooo Tidgy gooooooooooooo!!!   I love your attitude man.

 

RB

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Tidgy's Dad
Just now, RJB said:

  Gooooooooooooooooo Tidgy gooooooooooooo!!!   I love your attitude man.

 

RB

Ta.

Tidgy's my lovely little girl. A tortoise.

We travel at much the  same speed these days.;)

I'm Adam, her daddy. :)

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RJB
10 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

I'm Adam

Well Hi Adam. NIce to meet you.

 

Ron

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Tidgy's Dad
Just now, RJB said:

Well Hi Adam. NIce to meet you.

 

Ron

Nice to meet you too, Ron, but I feel I know you already having read so many of your posts! :)

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