My first cab...
01 May 2012 | Paraiba Diva
First off we had a tour round the workshop learning what each of the machines did and how to use them – and how not to lose a finger/eye while doing so!
Next we got to have a rummage through the rough stones which we would become very friendly with over the course of the day. I chose a monochrome slice of agate and set about “designing” my cab so that the colouration would sweep across my finished cab.
Stage1 - Here's the rough agate and dop stick ready to go.
Stage 2 - Preformed and ready to attach to the dop.
Stage 3 - Making sure it's straight.
Stage 4 - Making the base a perfect oval.
Stage 5 - Base finished, time to work on the top.
Stage 6 - Getting the dome perfect is tricky as it's all done by eye. Very satisfying once it's given the thumbs up by Roger!
Stage 7 - Polish...then a bit more polishing...then just a bit more to give it a high gloss shine.
Stage 8 - Finished!
See my pictures below of each stage! :-)
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