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Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could give me advice on 1. air scribes you’ve found are good for fossil prep, and 2. All the parts needed for Scribes. I’m not quite sure all the parts needed for a scribe, I know you need the scribe itself and an air compressor, but I don’t know beyond that. P.s; the fossils I’ll be working on will be Green River fish, for the most part.
Another air scribe question. I'm looking at scribes and after some reading I've understood there's two main types based on how they function. Don't remember the words but one types was 'push lever' or something and the other i can't remember at all. The point is that one is kinder to the rock than the other. My local stone is mostly limestone (some of it mildly metamorphosed) and shale. Shale I know is defined as soft rock, but what does limestone sort under? I have a hard time doing any prepping with hand tools, and most of the best fossils are found in the lime. So my question is
I'm working on getting equipment to clean fossils, however I've ran into this problem. If the air scribe never seems to come with an air compressor, how do they expect you to use it? So I have found two tools, the air scribe with those hose and scribe but no compressor. The second thing I have found was the air abrasive tool with the compressor. Can I simply use the same compressor for both parts or will I need to buy a special air compressor for each. I hope I can just use the same one.