Restoration of small Great White shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

Back in September 2014 I received a Great White shark jaw from an overseas client who had the jaw in his collection for quite a number of years. Its condition

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Clean-a-Jaw method of displaying shark teeth in the jaw.

Displaying shark teeth in a way that researchers and scientist can access the teeth without having large amounts of jaws in a collection taking up space, has always been an

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Working on Julia day 123

I can’t believe that after all these months, I have finally finished working on Julia, the Great White shark jaw that was brought to me to restore, clean and repair.

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I have been busy cleaning a number of jaws from various clients, including Mako sharks and Tiger shark jaws.  Julia has been set aside, until today. I sanded large areas

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Starting the painstaking task of matching colours and painting the areas of putty on Julia. Normally I would not use paints on jaws, however due to the extensive restoration on

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Julia is starting to really get a nice shape and colour, after years of being a yellowy-caramel colour. The jaw itself, even with the extensive repairs has a beautiful shape,

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I worked on “Julia” today after a long stint due to work commitments and other jaws. I continued sanding areas of the jaw to smooth out imperfections. Unfortunately, the area

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Today I achieved what I thought would never come. I have finally finished building the jaw, whereby it now looks “balanced”. Due to the soaking process (a necessary evil) some

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“Julia” Great White Shark Jaw Restoration continued

This is a continuation of my blog on “Julia” a great white shark jaw restoration. If you are on LinkedIn, you can follow along by connecting with me here. The

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