Preparing a Mako shark jaw

Preparing a new Mako shark jaw from a client is always an exciting prospect. This beautiful 287.5kg Mako shark from up north, caught by an angler during the Port Macquarie

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Glyphis gangeticus teeth

A while back I had entertained the idea of displaying both the upper and lower teeth from various species of sharks on black perspex boards, so the teeth could be

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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 received a relatively fresh jaw from a client, and I used a new cleaning method, used on preparing fish skeletons, and especially cartilaginous skeletons. The results speak for themselves.

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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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Last week the Glyphis jaws were finally finished, packaged up and sent to Melbourne for sorting and cataloging. Considering the state of the jaws, these jaws came out exceptionally well.

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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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