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    Default Lower Jaw in 2 pieces - super glue back together?

    I finally got around to cleaning up some skulls (sheep, grizz, wolf). However, I simmered them too long and all 3 lower jaw bones came apart. I think I've super glued them back together in the past, but was wondering if anyone had any better ideas? Super glue, some kind of epoxy, or ??

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    After degreased, bleached (peroxide), and dried, I use 2-part 5-minute epoxy to join lower jaw halves together. I put teeth back in with super glue or Elmer's glue. I'm sure super glue would hold lower jaw as well, but the epoxy seems more durable.

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    Thanks Lonewolf1 - I may try the epoxy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf1 View Post
    After degreased, bleached (peroxide), and dried, I use 2-part 5-minute epoxy to join lower jaw halves together. I put teeth back in with super glue or Elmer's glue. I'm sure super glue would hold lower jaw as well, but the epoxy seems more durable.
    +1, I do the same,,I no longer boil them though. I just use the maceration process.






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    Maceration process being ??

    Is the acetone for degreasing, just wiping down with, or submerging and soaking? I've soaked some in coleman fuel, but have you seen the price of coleman fuel lately!

    I use 40% peroxide and whitening powder from the salon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpost View Post
    Maceration process being ??

    Is the acetone for degreasing, just wiping down with, or submerging and soaking? I've soaked some in coleman fuel, but have you seen the price of coleman fuel lately!

    I use 40% peroxide and whitening powder from the salon.

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    Maceration process being...put it in a bucket of water, keep the water warm and just let bacteria do the work. Add a bottle of cheap beer to jump start the process. Change the water out every couple days and in a couple weeks, the skull will be free of all meat and connective tissue. Beware, this is an INCREDIBLY STINKY process!!

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