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After more than 1 year, the white shark known as “Bondee” has now been completely restored and mounted. The jaw came to me in April 2017 and it was the
Restoring his large Tiger shark from North Queensland, which came from a 16-17ft shark, caught a few years back. The jaw looked in good condition from the photos I saw.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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,
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
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.