New cast-cutting saw

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Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County made a big donation today to the paleontology department, in the form of a cast-cutting saw. Cast-cutting saws are used at hospitals to remove plaster casts around broken bones; we use ours to remove plaster field jackets.

Our old saw died more than a year ago, and that has slowed down our lab work. The new saw is a major improvement over our old one (besides the fact that the old one was broken) and should greatly improve our workflow.

I’d like to thank Skip Phillips and Jeff Fulcher from Memorial Hospital (below), who arranged this donation and delivered the saw to us this afternoon. We’ve already opened our first jacket; more on that later this week.

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