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    Post  rockhopper on Wed May 23, 2012 12:19 am

    Here is the reason why have had to get a serious prep tool.

    Gleviceras Victoris, Apoderoceras Limestone, Radstock.

    My dremel engraver has done well, but some of the heavily calcified areas of the matrix are ridiculously hard!




    And this is it in its matrix!



    Thanks again to knochie for helping me carry this back to the car! crazy heavy !
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    Re: Gleviceras Victoris

    Post  macrocephale on Wed May 23, 2012 1:43 am

    Wow that's crazy!!! I've got some heavy duty fossils myself but still need the tools to prep them :/ Can't do much to Nellie without an abrasive (she's too big to fit under the guard of the unis' one!) And a few blocks of ammonite that will take plenty of hours of air penning!
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    Re: Gleviceras Victoris

    Post  rockhopper on Wed May 23, 2012 2:18 am

    It'll take a while, but I'm really looking forward to it Smile
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    Re: Gleviceras Victoris

    Post  rockhopper on Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:09 pm

    After many hours I have finally finished the prep work Very Happy


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    Post  Guest on Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:21 pm

    Beauty! - nice job
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    Post  Kosmos on Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:33 pm

    Magnificent! Your preparation work is 1st class, well done.
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    Post  rockhopper on Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:58 pm

    Thanks Guys Smile
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    Post  ermaster on Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:13 pm

    lovely prepping Smile wish i had an airpen :/ (will a dental drill work on some fossils?)
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    Post  rockhopper on Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:52 am

    Hi Ermaster, thanks.

    I guess a dental drill would work, but I imagine they are pretty expensive. I've done a lot of prepping with a Dremel engaver the beauty with the dremel is that you can make your own bits, I sharpened a masonry nail and made a spade type bit for it, both worked well on all but the hardest matrix. A normal rotary dremel is great to have also, for polishing and removing some matrix.

    Take a look at UKGE, they also sell electric engravers and rotary tools.
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    Re: Gleviceras Victoris

    Post  Kosmos on Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:35 pm

    Engravers are good; I would recommend them for beginners. They might be a bit heavy, but they do take matrix of fairly fast. I would not recommend them for small dedicate fossils though.

    http://www.ukge.com/UK/product.asp?numRecordPosition=1&P_ID=5097&strPageHistory=&strKeywords=&SearchFor=&PT_ID=599

    That one workes well, good brand and will never let you down. Note, you get get it cheaper elsewhere.
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    Re: Gleviceras Victoris

    Post  starspider on Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:45 pm

    Very nice work Smile
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    Re: Gleviceras Victoris

    Post  rockhopper on Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:16 pm

    Kosmos wrote:Engravers are good; I would recommend them for beginners. They might be a bit heavy, but they do take matrix of fairly fast. I would not recommend them for small dedicate fossils though.

    http://www.ukge.com/UK/product.asp?numRecordPosition=1&P_ID=5097&strPageHistory=&strKeywords=&SearchFor=&PT_ID=599

    That one workes well, good brand and will never let you down. Note, you get get it cheaper elsewhere.

    Ahhhh so the ukge one I guess is a bit more heavy duty than the dremel engraver, as mine is quite light, small and good with delicate fossils, so perhaps it might be good to invest in both Ermaster.
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    Re: Gleviceras Victoris

    Post  rockhopper on Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:16 pm

    starspider wrote:Very nice work Smile

    Thanks Starspider Smile
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    Re: Gleviceras Victoris

    Post  ermaster on Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:17 pm

    rockhopper wrote:
    Kosmos wrote:Engravers are good; I would recommend them for beginners. They might be a bit heavy, but they do take matrix of fairly fast. I would not recommend them for small dedicate fossils though.

    http://www.ukge.com/UK/product.asp?numRecordPosition=1&P_ID=5097&strPageHistory=&strKeywords=&SearchFor=&PT_ID=599

    That one workes well, good brand and will never let you down. Note, you get get it cheaper elsewhere.

    Ahhhh so the ukge one I guess is a bit more heavy duty than the dremel engraver, as mine is quite light, small and good with delicate fossils, so perhaps it might be good to invest in both Ermaster.
    ok will look into it and thanks for the link kosmos Smile

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