Here's the set of finished pieces that make up the enamel cross. I finished it a couple of months ago but I've not got around to updating this blog until now.
Category archives: Enamel Cross Project
The project is to design and make an enamel cross alter piece 14 inches tall to be placed in a chapel. The chapel, although indoors, is still a bit exposed to temperature and climate variations. The cross itself is to be of a medieval design.
I've not got round to updating the posts on this project for a bit. Here's how the cross looked after all the engraving was finished:
I've finished the engraving for the penultimate section on the enamel cross. It's looking good! The twirly bits on this section were a bit tricky, those inside curves are really hard to get nice and clean cuts on.
I've finished the centre piece of the cross, the engraving aspect anyway. This one took a while!
The enamel cross project is coming along well. I've got the lower two sections finished and cut out the four upper sections. The previous posts on this project are: part 1, part2, part3, part 4 and there's a new post on cutting out the metal sections here.
Here's how it's looking now:
For the enamel cross project I needed to cut out sections of the cross that could be placed together with a high degree of accuracy. The shapes are quite complicated having an inter-locking jigsaw-like joint, see above. For this purpose I decided to use my CNC Sherline mill and program some tool paths.