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  1. Sagebrush Steve

    Making a Fossil Clock

    I know "Fossil" is already the name of a watch company here in the USA, but being in the middle of a pandemic with nothing else to do, I decided to create my own fossil clock, I was inspired by a small mantel clock we already own, but I wanted something big enough to display a reasonable-size fossil. I started designing it around Christmas, bought the walnut board in January, and have been working on putting it together ever since. I'm not done, but it's at least together enough to show what it will look like. I wanted it to be a chiming clock, so I bought a Seiko quartz movement that soun
  2. Theres no way I'm the only one, but I think a fossil display with models incorporated take display and immersion to the next level. The creature alongside the evidence it left behind, makes such museum like feel in appearance and enhances the appreciation and wonder. Heres a thread to post any fossils you have on display alongside a model, statue, or toy. Here is a display from my collection of one of my favorite prehistoric creatures postosuchus alongside a giant 10inch+ chirotherium pos/neg footprint.
  3. FossilsAnonymous

    New workspace and storage-Finally!

    Finally: Some better storage tucked away in a small part of my room. I do not have everything away and organized yet, but most of it is done. Efficient-Somewhat Frustratingly Disproportionate- Somewhat A good amount of space for my growing collection- We have some leftover space Good Looking- Eeh Functionality- On par Of course, this looks ten times worse and is filled with ten times less than most of you guys' and gals' magic cabinets, but is doing a good job right now. Thanks to @sharkdoctor for making it hard to keep th
  4. Miocene Whale Recovered From & for Display at Westmoreland State Park in VA This past Saturday, Mrs.SA2, @Daleksec (Trevor), his dad Orlin, @MarcoSr, his 2 sons Marco Jr. and Mel, a couple of other folks and I had the pleasure and privilege to finally finish recovering a whale skull from the cliffs at Westmoreland State Park here in VA. Marco Sr's sons had been working to excavate and recover this skull since June, but due to the unstable cliffs, high water levels, wind / waves, and trespassers / poachers damaging the plaster jackets, they had not been able to finish the task u
  5. fossilsonwheels

    Work on Hell Creek Display Begins

    It has taken 10 and a half months but I can finally start putting together our large display of the Hell Creek Fauna. I am really quite excited to start putting it together. We have a pretty good cross section of critters and I think it will be an excellent display to show the diversity of the formation. I also think this will be a great display to use as we explain how different animals share an ecosystem which is a science standard we want to get into more with the 2nd and 3rd grade students. I delayed starting this until we had tracked won three key fossils we were missing, Lept
  6. hokietech96

    Shark Tooth Storage

    Hi. Only 2-3 days into the forum. I have spent a lot of time reading and its making me rethink how I store my shark teeth. I have about 800 teeth stored glass jars; 1 jar for FL beach teeth; 1 jar for NJ Beach teeth; 1 for big brook teeth in NJ. I was thinking of separating all the teeth by type for each area by using a nuts and bolts storage bin. Anyone use something like this? Thank you for any thoughts or comments in advance! Mark
  7. I've been cleaning and remodeling my son's old room these past few weeks, making it a safe and presentable guest room for my son's son, my 4-year-old grandson. Lots of dinosaur stuff in the room now. As I was cleaning out old baseball and hockey cards I had a fossil-brained idea. Such ideas usually lead to many hours of neglect for all the responsibilities of a husband and homeowner, even one who is supposedly retired. This particular idea involved those "collectible" baseball and hockey cards. Why not "collectible" fossil cards? Not just photos though. Real fossils. Even better,
  8. Hi everyone! I'll be moving from a townhouse into a detached house in a few weeks, and now I'm getting really excited because I'll finally have some space to display my fossils - hooray! So I was hoping that some of you would have some suggestions as to what type of cabinet I should look into acquiring, including what materials it should and shouldn't be made of (I've heard that some woods can damage fossils - is this true?) I'll likely be setting up the cabinet(s) in the basement, although I may end up displaying some of my favourite fossils in the living room - we'll see...
  9. 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
  10. As above. I am used to my fossils looking a tad darker or shiny when I apply a sealant to them. I use matte artist varnish. To me it's simply the trade-off of preserving them longer. I was rather surprised when I applied the same sealant to my Lebanon squid, and the tentacles darkened a lot. This is a unique situation as the tentacles were almost invisible originally, but now they are obvious (not so much that they stand out against the rest of the fossil though). I am not a fan of painting over Lebanese fossils to enhance their looks, so turning my squid tentacle from
  11. This is an Ordovician Sea Bottom Display done by MinnBuckeye. He collected ALL of these fossils within the city limits of Rochester (!!!) during the summer of 2014 - and yes he works full time plus in a small town way outside of Rochester! It shows nearly all of the common fossils you can find in the Ordovician of southeast Minnesota with the exception of the Ordovician index fossil Maclurites. Incredible display, well done, needs to be shared and he shared with me how he did it! Which I will share with you as I consider this a wonderful display to create for teaching about Earth's history an
  12. Here is an inexpensive jewelry armoire, $59, but I have seen them as cheap as $39 and of course way more expensive! About 34 inches tall. I've kind of set it up with fossils to give you an idea for a display. It would work a lot better with smaller fossils than I seem to collect The very top has a ring area that would be ideal for sharks teeth, claws, that kind of thing. The drawers could be left slightly open for display, or not. The "wings" for necklaces could be set up very nicely with screwable Ls to display fossils. The backs are definitely heavy enough to screw into and hold larger
  13. I had a fossil display at the Rochester Gem & Mineral Show this past weekend and I was asked "Where do you get all your display stands from?". When I worked for World of Science Inc. and Natural Wonders, I bought ALL my stands and bases from Jule-Art inc.. I spent $25,000-$30,000 a year on acrylic displays and any specimen I sold in our stores over $50 came with a free base or stand. They have a ton to choose from and they pack them extremely well and ship quickly. On some of the beveled bases I applied black or burgundy felt so the specimens wouldnt scratch the acrylic and it looked good.
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