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ynot

If it were mine, I would fix the badly repaired crack and leave the rest as is.

 

To buy - or not to buy? That is a question only Horatio can answer.

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Uncle Siphuncle
17 minutes ago, ynot said:

If it were mine, I would fix the badly repaired crack and leave the rest as is.

 

To buy - or not to buy? That is a question only Horatio can answer.

+1

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Troodon

Nice tusk.   I would repair the crack area and the red marked damage to the tip.  You are reparing a fresh fracture in the tip not creating something that was not there at the time it fossilized.   It's  identical to the reason you are reparing the crack area.

You have to make the purchase decision.

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Tidgy's Dad
1 hour ago, Uncle Siphuncle said:

+1

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Very interesting post. 

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WhodamanHD
3 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

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Very interesting post. 

+3

Whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous repair, or to bear reconstruction against a sea of breaks, and by opposing end them.

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Nimravis

If you like it buy it, if I did, I would do as little to it as possible. 

 

It is like me, I am a thing of beauty, you don’t see me going for a facelift. Lol

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Shellseeker
4 hours ago, ynot said:

If it were mine, I would fix the badly repaired crack and leave the rest as is.

 

To buy - or not to buy? That is a question only Horatio can answer.

It is possible that Yorick, given his condition, might be more insightful in evaluating a dis-articulated part. :headscratch:

57 minutes ago, WhodamanHD said:

+3

Whether it is nobler in the mid to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous repair, or to bear reconstruction against a sea of breaks, and by opposing end them.

I wonder if fossil enthusiasts have a para_normal or ethereal link to Shakespeare.

 

45 minutes ago, Nimravis said:

If you like it buy it, if I did, I would do as little to it as possible.

It is like me, I am a thing of beauty, you don’t see me going for a facelift. Lol

This is exactly what gives me pause... trying to improve a thing of beauty like you or even me! or this fossil. :D:D:D

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ynot
5 minutes ago, Shellseeker said:

I wonder if fossil enthusiasts have a para_normal or ethereal link to Shakespeare.

I think it was the thread title that led us to the words of the bard.

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Shellseeker

Updated,

My Mailbox delivered today:wub:. As indicated, I have access to a fossil restoration artist who can work miracles... I am very pleased. 

To me ,it is always better to find all the fossils in my collection, and to make as few/no restorations as possible. However, in this specific instance...IMG_3558.jpg.e4caf91c4789f07d9a49c0425d2fac05.jpgIMG_3563.jpg.ec9535f3180bae2440bfcaea8ca172db.jpgIMG_3565.jpg.57bdf9712bbba65e325a7a6f70bc9335.jpg

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ynot
19 minutes ago, Shellseeker said:

However, in this specific instance...

Came out looking good!

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Ludwigia

Whoever that was sure did do a good job!

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Plantguy

That's a mighty fine addition Jack!

Regards, Chris 

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minnbuckeye

Hi Jack! Beautiful tooth!!! Have you ever encountered pieces sifting?

 

 Mike

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Darktooth

Sweet!

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caldigger

You made the right choice!  We are as please as you to look upon this artistry.

:dinothumb:

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Shellseeker
On 10/20/2018 at 8:03 AM, minnbuckeye said:

Hi Jack! Beautiful tooth!!! Have you ever encountered pieces sifting?

 Mike

Sorry, I missed this post.  I was busy, screwed up my right leg for most of the month and got back out just as you asked the question...

I have only found 2 rhino fossils hunting the Peace River.  An astragalus  in 2014

and then a lower tooth badly broken and worn...found in 2015 at Brownsville that I managed to misplace somewhere in my collection boxes..

I have supplemented my Florida Rhino collection with a couple of purchases (both Teleoceras Proterum from the Phosphate mines).

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