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  1. I am always looking for different cases to take with me when I am collecting fossils (Non Mazon Creek). I picked this nice little, thin (2”) plastic carrying case. This case will be perfect for collecting road cuts that contain different species of fossils. I can’t wait to try this one out. Purchased at a large box home improvement store for $5.99.
  2. Hey guys so I got this display case a few years ago and was going to use it recently when I found that the plastic film is no longer clear but is a bit cloudy. Dont know how it happened but was wondering if there was any possibility of getting it cleaned? Thanks
  3. Nimravis

    Collecting Case for the Car

    I love to use Plano plastic trays to store fossils at home or when I am in the field. Today I stopped at the Plano Outlet store in Plano, Illinois. I pass by Plano all of the time and never put it together that Plano, Illinois is where Plano Manufacturing was located- go figure, but enough about that. I stopped here last week to check it out and went back again today to get the below pictured item, I got it for $34.99, which is about 1/3 of the price on line, outlet stores are alright by me. I figure that I will keep the case in the car when I am out collecting and I will place fos
  4. pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon

    Where to buy a fossil display case in Europe

    Hi all, A couple of years ago I built up quite a collection of Moroccan mosasaur teeth, which, unfortunately, are now lying in various boxes wrapped in plastic. I'd really like to put them out on display, however haven't found the right way to do so. Preferably, I'd be looking for something like an old-style museum display cabinet, where the teeth would rest on red velvet (or felt, foam, etc.). Now I came across these display cases on one of the big auction sites today, and this really seems to meet my needs. Unfortunately, though, they're slightly more expensive than I had imagined. What
  5. One issue I have always had has been how to light the display cases for my fossils. I really didn't want to be bothered with hard wiring the lights especially in light of the fact that I may change the configuration in the future. I tried LED lights that were battery-operated but they gave off too much glare. I found some battery-operated LED lights that have a translucent panel that diffuses the light and actually has three different brightness settings. Below are some pictures. I'll also try to post the link to the Amazon listing for the light. Tom https://smile.amazon.com/gp/produ
  6. I do like getting different cases for the storing of fossils or for collecting in the field. Today I saw this at a large home improvement store that starts with an “M”. This case is very nice and well made, it is also is compartmentalized for different size fossils- it is 17” by 14 “. Lastly it was on sale for $19.99, so I had to buy it.
  7. In the past I have posted some plastic “Plano” brand cases that I periodically find and buy from Goodwill. These are great cases, they are made very well and are compartmentalized and perfect for storage of smaller fossils. The below pic shows some of the Plano cases that I have, they are the thinner ones. But I digressed- so today I stopped in a Goodwill and picked up two of the below cases that must have been used by a salesman for samples. These cases are very nice and well made and they will be perfect when out collecting at road cuts for smaller items such as brac
  8. Still_human

    Triceratops skull and brain case

    From the album: Dinosaurs & flying reptiles

    Another view showing an area of what I do not know. I'm guessing it involves nerve fibers/channels.
  9. Still_human

    Triceratops skull and brain case

    From the album: Dinosaurs & flying reptiles

    Another view showing more channels/cross sections of blood flow(the small solid dark gray areas), and nerve channels. I'm not entirely sure what the large dark areas are, although I believe it to be related to blood flow as well.
  10. Still_human

    Triceratops skull with brain case

    From the album: Dinosaurs & flying reptiles

    Another view showing the spongy internal bone growth
  11. Still_human

    Triceratops skull and brain case

    From the album: Dinosaurs & flying reptiles

    2 pieces of a triceratops skull with brain case impression. Blood vessels, veins, and arteries visible, as well as nerve channels. I have to contact in order to get the fossil information again.
  12. xDiamondX

    display cases?

    Hi all Since I was thinking about getting more into fossil hunting I'm going to need a good spot to store my finds. does anyone have any suggestions on airtight glass/plastic display cases? on a side note, what about brass identification plaques? i think those would be helpful Thanks -Diamond
  13. thelivingdead531

    UK Riker case

    Does anyone know of a good site for Riker cases located in the UK, besides Just In Case? They are not only pricey, but mostly sold out every time I visit their site. Thanks!
  14. Macrophyseter

    3D printed display stand

    Constantly forgetting to order display tools to securely display my fossils which are right now at risk of being damaged from grinding the glass shelves in my display, I decided to print a stand for my last model before I took my 3D printer home (and not use it until I get a microSD reader so I could transfer files to the printer). I didn't really pay too much attention to exact dimensions, but it actually printed quite fine and did fit one of my boxed fossils I wanted to display but couldn't before. The stand is blue because that's the only color of filament I own
  15. I thought I would share this with everyone. I was thinking about a way to display some of my fossils in a manner that all different views were possible with multiple fossils. I did not want to do it with the expense of riker mounts. Also, riker mounts would not be deep enough to put an echinoid in profile view. Then I thought about what people use for displaying sports memorabilia. Baseball cubes, maybe. Football and basketball cases, too big. So what about hockey puck holders? So I went on Amazon and found 2 hockey puck holders for about 5 bucks. They are 3 by 3 by 1 1/4. I bought them. Then
  16. Way back when my 3 sons were just little tykes and I had no moneys, I decided to build my own display case. This was about 24 years ago and I was just beginning to find fossils but had no where to put them. I figured this would be able to handle everything I could possible find? Ha! Boy was I naive. Anyways, having no moneys I used 2x4's and cut them to size, found a piece of nice ply for the backing, I had to buy the brackets and track though, and while I was doing a paint job on a house, the guy who changed out all the windows came by to pick up the old 1/4 inch plate glass ones to throw
  17. Fossil Claw

    My new display case

    My new display can you set my cousin gave me I had two extra I had two extra shelves cut, because you can never have too many shelves.
  18. A little off topic, but very excited about my equus hoof find. Now need to find a case for it to keep it safe. It's 3 1/2" x 3 5/8" x 2 1/4" high. Riker doesn't make a box that deep. Any ideas?. Right now just wrapped in bubble. Thank you.
  19. britishcanuk

    New custom display case

    I just picked up a display case for my newly acquired Hyphalosaurus (see this link for the story of how I found it) I commissioned a local carpenter to build it for me, he did a great job, I will certainly use his services again in the future. I might make a stand for it but haven't decided yet.
  20. bgreenstone

    Lighted Display Cases

    Earlier this year when my wife and I returned from Tucson with an SUV loaded to the brim with fossils and rocks, and we quickly realized that we had no way to properly display them. We searched and searched for "nice" display cases, but all we could find was plastic snarge. Restoration Hardware was the only place that sold nice specimen display cases, but they were too big, and too expensive. I told my wife "I could make those, and I'd put lights in them!", so I did. We spent the last few months coming up with a good design and making prototypes. Now we've got an entire house full of thes
  21. Here is a method of displaying large ammonites in a deep display cabinet. The specimens are mounted using "L" screws of various sizes screwed into the back of the box. I custom fitted a 1/4 " plywood piece instead of the normal box back to provide a better anchor for the screws. I used spray on adhesive to apply the leather look fabric to the back for a richer look. You can finish the wood and leave it a natural look also. The small ones are hot glued to the fabric.
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