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  • Jack Kallmeyer replied to the topic Trilobite Prep in the forum Fossil Prep Tips & Tricks Forum 4 months ago

    4 months ago
    4 months ago

    @samantha-ocon  I am sorry I can’t offer any help along those lines.  I don’t use this type of equipment as it isn’t generally needed for most fossils around here.  “hard core” people who do lots of this type of work are the ones who use these.  If you do get one of these remember that you still need a strong suction device pulling away the material so you don’t breath the fines.  These fines can cause lung damage even many years in the future.

    Jack

    • Don’t ignore his advice on the dust. Safety glasses as well. Cheap air scribes are available, but the metal used in the tip may not have the best metallurgy.

      • @david-coxiii, @samantha-ocon I know of a mineral collector who did some lapidary work and had used a wet diamond saw. He breathed the water spray that comes off the saw over many years. This spray contains fine rock dust. He now has a serious lung disease.