From this, raw cubic zirconia.
And it runs beautifully.
I made the silver base out of a solid plate and then I carved the little legs sort of old fashioned style.
Rough shape of the legs.
I soldered them on by first drilling each one half way and then soldering a pin on/into them.
Then I pre- soldered the plate’s corners and drilled a matching hole in each corner, so each leg could be pressed in.
Then they don’t move when soldering takes place.
The two shafts and the piston are made out of 14ct gold .
I also made the spring out of gold.
I have this tungsten draw plate that is a complete piece of cheepo rubbish, except for one thing.
With a LOT of patience I can draw wire down to .26mm.
The first 30 holes don’t work a rats ass.
Only the last ten holes are manageable, and as true as bob, the last one is only .26 thick, and smooth to boot.
Someone asked me if this is a steam punk piece.
Nope, but sparkle punk will do
Just to compare the size to a matchstick.
There are 264 facets in total.
50 grams of silver.
About 12 grams of gold. ( I said 20 grams in the video, but that’s just my excellence in mathematics shining through)
Build time was about 100 hours.
Everything, including the little silver screws is hand made.
Then I made a strong glass structure for him.
So he can rest in luxury.
The lid comes off like this.
I used UV resin to bond the brass to the glass.
In fact, the whole box is rein bonded.
And then he can be lifted out of the box, attached to a base plate with tiny pieces of double sided tape.
Connect him and he will run.
Here is a vid of him running
I hope this link works.