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RJB

 Ive got more fish than I know what to do with,,,,,,  but im falling in love with this little guy!

 

RB

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Ptychodus04
1 hour ago, RJB said:

 Ive got more fish than I know what to do with,,,,,,  but im falling in love with this little guy!

 

RB

He’s a cute little guy for sure.

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Ludwigia

Like you say, that little perch sure is a beaut!

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Randyw

Luverly!:wub:

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Fossil-Hound

@Ptychodus04 looking great! I'm amazed at how well these turn out. I'm posting some Prisci's on The Fossil Forum FB group so if you're a member check them out. I'll try to post on here later. Found some time to prep yesterday and went hog wild (first prep in weeks).

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Ptychodus04
43 minutes ago, Fossil-Hound said:

@Ptychodus04 looking great! I'm amazed at how well these turn out. I'm posting some Prisci's on The Fossil Forum FB group so if you're a member check them out. I'll try to post on here later. Found some time to prep yesterday and went hog wild (first prep in weeks).

Can't wait to see them. I'm a FB holdout. :D

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Ptychodus04

Ok, get ready for more fish now that I have a lab full of them to work on. :thumbsu:
 

I have a contract prep to finish so the fish might be slow in the prep for a while but they are coming. Here’s a Diplomystus that came from the “mini-fish” mortality layer. It is about 30’ above the 18” layer in the stratigraphy of the GRF. There’s not a lot of prepping that can be done to these. The fish are extremely brittle and even a puff of air will blow them apart. So, you kind of get what you get when you split them apart. Thankfully, this one split pretty well, even if it was in 2 pieces.

 

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Randyw

:popcorn:

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RJB
On 6/25/2020 at 7:49 AM, Ptychodus04 said:

Here’s a Diplomystus that came from the “mini-fish” mortality layer.

  I dont mean to call a 50 million year old fish any names,,,,,  but thats a 'fatso' fish!    I cant tell from the pics if the tail and dorsal fin are missing some bone or if its still covered with rock?    and you not missing much by not being on facebook.  I quit almost 2 months ago.   Not going back.  

 

RB

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Ptychodus04
21 hours ago, RJB said:

  I dont mean to call a 50 million year old fish any names,,,,,  but thats a 'fatso' fish!    I cant tell from the pics if the tail and dorsal fin are missing some bone or if its still covered with rock?    and you not missing much by not being on facebook.  I quit almost 2 months ago.   Not going back.  

 

RB

Definitely a fatty! The bits of fin are missing. They peeled off with the other side of the slab.

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Top Trilo

Wow those look nice.

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Huntonia

Great display Kris! They look right at home. 

Nice use of the induction forge, working smarter not harder! :thumbsu:

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Ludwigia
4 hours ago, Ptychodus04 said:

I finally got around to hanging up some of my fish. Mostly, it is because my wife was about to throw me out of the house if I didn’t get them hung up. :heartylaugh:

You probably would have hung them even quicker if she'd threatened to throw the fish out. They look good now. I'm sure she's happy.

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Randyw

Looks great! Love the fish too! Makes me want to get some more fish to work on myself. LOL!

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Ptychodus04
8 hours ago, Top Trilo said:

Wow those look nice.

Thanks. I’m a fan of the minimalist display.  :thumbsu:

5 hours ago, Huntonia said:

Great display Kris! They look right at home. 

Nice use of the induction forge, working smarter not harder! :thumbsu:

That forge was a real game changer in my blacksmithing activities.

4 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

You probably would have hung them even quicker if she'd threatened to throw the fish out. They look good now. I'm sure she's happy.

You’re a wise man. She’s happy for now. Now, I have more room to bring fish into the study to fill the recently vacated space. 

2 hours ago, Randyw said:

Looks great! Love the fish too! Makes me want to get some more fish to work on myself. LOL!

I’m sick of fish. :DOH: All I need to do is prep the stacks of them in my lab to make room for the stacks I’ll collect next year. :default_rofl:

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Pagurus

They look terrific on that textured white wall, and those steel rods work beautifully! Nicely done.

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RJB

  Nice job Kris.  What is the wife gunna say when she starts seeing fossil fish where paintings and pictures have been removed to make room for your rocks?   Ha!  :)

 

RB

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Ptychodus04
16 hours ago, Pagurus said:

They look terrific on that textured white wall, and those steel rods work beautifully! Nicely done.

Thanks.

 

5 hours ago, RJB said:

  Nice job Kris.  What is the wife gunna say when she starts seeing fossil fish where paintings and pictures have been removed to make room for your rocks?   Ha!  :)

 

RB

Shhh. Don't type so loudly and maybe she won't hear.

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snolly50

I very much like the appearance of your mounting technique. It allows the fossil to be the star; but gives an impression that it is quietly and competently fulfilling its assigned purpose.

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Ptychodus04
3 hours ago, snolly50 said:

I very much like the appearance of your mounting technique. It allows the fossil to be the star; but gives an impression that it is quietly and competently fulfilling its assigned purpose.

You are quite the deep thinker. That's why we love you.

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daves64

If your wife wonders where all the pictures have gone, there's an easy answer. Just tell her you're protecting them from exposure to air & sunlight by taking them off the wall, therefor ensuring that they last a long time. And since the fossils have already been around a long time, it only makes sense to replace the pictures with them. But.. tell her this while handing her a dozen or 3 of her favorite flowers and a certificate for a spa day somewhere expensive (it will help soften the blow if her hands are full). :D

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Ptychodus04
On 9/16/2020 at 12:14 PM, daves64 said:

it will help soften the blow if her hands are full

Not if they are full of a bunch of thorny roses!!!

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