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- 21. Silver-soldering the two halves of the dorsal fin together. The slight mismatch made it easier to keep the solder where it belongs.
- 20. The first stage of silver-soldering done. It took five stages to get it all done.
- 19. Another special stake, made for the occasion, using it to finish up closing the nose end of the shark.
- 18. Using a special stake to flatten the dorsal fin and angle it up from the back.
- 17. Now that the mouth is done I can continue with forming the body and making the two sides meet on the back.
- 16. Both sets of teeth installed. This had to be done while there was still access to the inside.
- 15. After a lot of filing and polishing the upper set of teeth have been silver-soldered into place.
- 14. Making the two sets of teeth from nickel-silver bar, rough cut with the band saw, then refined some with the belt sander.
- 13. Annealing again.
- 12. Forming/planishing the area below the mouth.
- 11. Making progress on the mouth.
- 10. The upper and lower mouth were pushed in, here showing the lower, and the special stake used for that.
- 09. Very carefully sawing a slit for the mouth with a jeweler's saw.
- 08. Annealing, one of many time in the process.
- 07. More forming on a different stake.