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Misha

I am very excited for another prep thread.

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RJB

  Besides some rocks being far too large for the tile saw we still ended up with some rather large stuff that needed to be clamped and glued.    Here are two ammonites that I really hope turn out well after prepping. 

  These first 2 pics are of a nicoleti and the other 2 pics are of a Scaphites spedini.  My fingers are crossed.

 

RB

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Tidgy's Dad

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Another Ron prep thread! :D

Love the Sphenodiscus! 

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Ptychodus04

:envy: those are beautiful already @RJB! I’m going to love this thread.

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The Amateur Paleontologist

Those prep works are amazing! :yay-smiley-1:

-Christian

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Raggedy Man

:drool:

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Heteromorph

Much more (virtual) popcorn to be eaten! I love the amazing preservation of those Scaphitids and the Sphenodiscus. Can’t wait to see the rest! :popcorn:

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Wolf89

I love those ammonites!

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FossilDAWG

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:  :ammonite01:

 

Don

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Ludwigia

:popcorn:

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FossilDAWG

Peak-a-boo, I see you!  Looking very nice Ron!

 

BTW I always find the background to your photos so interesting.  All kinds of drool-inducing things just laying around there. :drool:

 

Don

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Shellseeker
On 12/8/2018 at 9:09 AM, RJB said:

This little ammonite came apart and part of the living chamber was on the opposing piece of rock.  I marked that hunk of rock, my son cut it and after it had dried I glued it back on and after 24 hours I scribed off the rock and WaaaaLaaaaa!! 

It is fasinating that they may come broken, OR you can break them,  and a little RJB magic and WaaaaLaaaaa!! .

As others have said , I am going to enjoy this thread !!!!!  Jack

 

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Manticocerasman

incredible prepjobs :D

 

Keep up this excelent work 

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Ptychodus04
On 12/8/2018 at 8:21 AM, RJB said:

 

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I can't help but keep going back to this picture and coveting my neighbor's ammonite... :drool:

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6 hours ago, Ptychodus04 said:

I can't help but keep going back to this picture and coveting my neighbor's ammonite.

 Even I,,, the Great RONALDO other wise the RB likes this one too. 

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RJB
On 12/11/2018 at 2:49 PM, FossilDAWG said:

BTW I always find the background to your photos so interesting.  All kinds of drool-inducing things just laying around there. 

I call it laziness cause I really dont clean up after each prep project.  But thanks man

 

RB

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RJB

  My son, who is a roofer, called it a day early cause of the wind.  Lots and lots of wind today but my son came over and did lots more cutting.   A lot of fun really.   Believe you me, this cutting saves many many hours of scribe time!    he also brought over a rock that he did a bit of prep on,,,,,,,,  Holy Moly!!!  More on this ammo later.  Anyways, I marked this spedini rock and I was scared cause im so used to doing everything myself.  My son said not to worrie and he says he is really good at it.  Gave me some confidence. Worked out really good.  Gots a long ways to go, but by golly its gettin there! 

 

RB

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Ptychodus04

How big of a rock saw are you using @RJB?

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RJB
3 minutes ago, Ptychodus04 said:

How big of a rock saw are you using

Ive got a 10 inch tile saw and a 12 inch rock cutting saw. 

 

RB

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Ptychodus04
1 hour ago, RJB said:

Ive got a 10 inch tile saw and a 12 inch rock cutting saw. 

 

RB

That would explain the large cuts you are able to make!

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Ptychodus04
1 hour ago, RJB said:

  Ok, my son came over today and brought over a milk crate thingy with rocks from our last trip to South Dakota.  When he brought this one out,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, it was heart attack time.  These ammo's do not get much better than this!!!  The color which you cant see is absolutly amazing!!!  This is gem quality!!!    I could see my son getting excited cause i was so excited.   I drew some ruff pics on paper to show him what he should do to prep this and he seemed to understand perfectly.   A nice feeling.  I cannot tell you just how nice this specimen is.  I know you cant ask for prices here in the Fossil Forum, but I dont need to.  Once this beauty is done prepped it will be worth around $600.  These little Fox Hills ammo's dont get much better than this!!!

 

RB

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You’re killing me!!! That is stunning.

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