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.

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Enamel Cross Project (part 5)

Enamel Cross Project (part 5)

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:

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Cutting shapes out of 4mm gilding metal

Cutting shapes out of 4mm gilding metal

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.

 

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Enamel Cross Project (part 4)

Enamel Cross Project (part 4)

This is the fourth part of my enamel cross project, for the previous part see here.

I've just finished the lower section of the cross, here's how it looks now:

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