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Ludwigia
11 hours ago, RJB said:

 

Glue and clamped to try and save some shell material.  Most guys wont do this, and I dont blame them, but once done, even though a bit beat up looking, its still better than not doing this but it does take more time and effort.

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RB

Gotta agree with you on that. With a sample like that it sure is worth a try. Do you let it cure overnight before you move on? superglue?

 

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Ptychodus04
5 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

Gotta agree with you on that. With a sample like that it sure is worth a try. Do you let it cure overnight before you move on? superglue?

 

That’s what I do for stuff like this. Superglue, clamped and cured for at least 24 hours. There’s a big difference between the bond of fresh superglue and fully cured superglue.

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RJB
7 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

Gotta agree with you on that. With a sample like that it sure is worth a try. Do you let it cure overnight before you move on? superglue?

here Ludwigia, I will let Kris answer this for me.

1 hour ago, Ptychodus04 said:

That’s what I do for stuff like this. Superglue, clamped and cured for at least 24 hours. There’s a big difference between the bond of fresh superglue and fully cured superglue.

 

 

RB

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Ptychodus04
4 hours ago, RJB said:

here Ludwigia, I will let Kris answer this for me.

He’s a funny man that Ron B.

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RJB

  I finally got in some hours and cleaned up this other side and did some more work on the carved matrix base.  I still have a ways to go but now I can see this may be a purty good fossil ammonite.    This picture you see here was right before the catastrophy!!!   I should have taken a pic of it but after my heart attack I carefully glued the ammo back onto the base.  Most of the shell and some of the spikes were left in the stand!!!   Its now curing and im very nervous about what I will do next?   Gunna be scary for my next prep session on this!

 

RB

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Ptychodus04

I hate it when that happens. After the glue cures, you’ll probably have a bond strong enough to withstand the vibrations from further prep.

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Tidgy's Dad

I think it's beautiful! :ammonite01:

And what a great bit of prepping. 

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Ptychodus04

Beautiful!!!

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Shellseeker

Just Gorgeous, Ron.  You have rescued another from the darkness of the rock.

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RJB

 Today I started on two ammo's that had lots of promise.  Sadly, no.  Just a waist of time for me.  So it was on to other projects.  I finished up this Gem Quality ammo for my son. Its so pretty it hurts.  Just wish that everyone could see it.   The color on this is the best that color comes for these ammos!   These types of ammo's are my most favoritist of all time!!!  I even told my son that I had lost it but that i had one in my own collection that he could have for a few hundred dollars.  Ha!  He thought I was serious which made it even funnier!   Also, I figure that since I prepped it out that I get to post it.  Sorry son.   Anyways, get a load of this freakin beauty!!!    Oh, this is Hoploscaphites nicoletti from the Fox Hills Formation in South Dakota.

 

RB

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Ptychodus04
15 hours ago, RJB said:

 I even told my son that I had lost it but that i had one in my own collection that he could have for a few hundred dollars.

 

Since you gave him life, I think stealing an ammonite is fair. :D  I'd be tempted to do the same. Just tell him he can have it with his inheritance. :P

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Ludwigia

:wub::wub:

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ynot

Some nice work Ron!

Love the colors in those pieces.

 

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