|THE SPERM WHALE ENGINEERING MANUAL ~ Vol. 2
BUILDING A BIG WHALE SKELETON ~ INCLUDES GRAY WHALE ENGINEERING TOO
|It's not like everyone is going to run out and collect a Sperm
Whale, but if you were going to, or if you have a large whale to
articulate, this is a manual that documents the engineering used
to assemble such a big animal. It is based on the engineering
done to assemble and suspend a 41-foot Sperm Whale in the
Homer High School (Homer, Alaska) as a collaborative project
between the Pratt Museum and the Homer High. Included are
student illustrations of the bones and copies of the finest
illustrations of sperm whale bones ever done.
(Manuals are 8.5 X 11 inches, soft bound with spiral binding.)
|Twelve devoted volunteers butchered the
whale in 24 hours.
|Removing the lower jaw of the sperm whale.
|Taking the whale out for some fresh air
This was a museum/high school collaborative project.
the students did the articulation work under museum
photo by John Siegler
|The finished sperm whale skeleton in the
Homer High School.
|Stacy Studebaker, of Kodiak Island, Alaska, found the whale and organized local volunteers
to help bury, excavate, clean, repair, articulate, move and suspend the skeleton. This was a
37-foot grey whale I articulated in 2007, with local Kodiak assistance.
A link to the gray whale project
|THE HOMER, ALASKA, PRATT MUSEUM/HOMER HIGH SCHOOL SPERM WHALE PROJECT
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|The Sperm Whale Engineering Manual
$39.00 (USD) plus shipping
|STACY AND HER WHALE
|This book was last revised in 2012
It has been expanded to include details on the articulation of
two more recent gray whale skeletons.
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|TO OUR MANUAL USERS AND POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS
Our manuals are the most expensive bone-building books in all of Homer. And now they are even more expensive. Effective
January 2015, all manuals went up $5 . . . Over the 12 years since the manuals first started coming out, they have remained at
the original published price. Over the years we have added more and more pages, more illustrations and more information -
and we'll continue doing so. Meanwhile, printing and shipping costs have gone up to the point where we are forced to raise
prices. Please keep in mind that these manuals are printed in very small press runs by a local printing shop - no cheap
overseas printing happening here - and they still come with an invitation to send an email to me for
personal assistance if you get stuck or have any questions or comments.
Happy Bone Building,
Lee and Mary