My first cab...

Posted on the 30th November -0001

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! :-)