Now that I’m finished trying to burn down the house, I got busy with the PMC3 for the commission I’m working on. First I cut out the front piece and set the stones. I’m using an Almadine garnet for the red light, a golden topaz for the yellow, and a really great chrome diopside for the green.
The piece on the left is dry, the one on the right is fresh.
I then created all the other pieces for each box:
Everything is very rough and drying at this stage. You can see how there will be anti-glare shields over each stone.
Here the bottom, sides and top of the box have been joined:
The joints were all filled with slip and filed again after the base was dry. Now the front has been added; it will need to dry and then the filling and filing begins again:
I’ll be backfilling the stones so they are secure before I add the anti-glare shields. Not looking too pretty at this point, but coming along satisfactorily. Doing a happy dance!