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71 posts in 2014 days

Location: Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Website: dilofernandino@gmail.com

I am now a 60-year-old man. My profession is business management and I live in an apartment in a major metropolis of Brazil, Belo Horizonte (MG) (around 4 million inhabitants). I have never had woodworking training. I am a self-taught (only by studying books) amateur wood artisan. My workshop is stuffed in the service closet (7 ft x 6 ft total area) of the apartment. I have no power tools, except for a power hand drill. I can work only after 8 PM, plus weekends. Early on I decided to replace most of the usually mechanized operations with the single specialty of woodcarving, due to the lack of room and also to avoid the dust and noise produced. In order to develop some proficiency, early on I decided to focus my woodcarving activity on a unique style, the Brazilian colonial Baroque. My preferred wood is the true Rio Rosewood (jacaranda-da-bahia) reclaimed from demolished country barns. I have been woodcarving in this micro-workshop for over 30 years where I have managed to build around 10 very nice pieces (all remain with me). The long average time (3 years) for the accomplishment of each piece is mostly a direct consequence of the process of creation. All my pieces are original ones (I never copy an existing one). I develop and draw the whole project only guided by the elect style principles.

I have already posted the whole collection of my wood works. I intend to post my work in progress soon.

If you want to know my whole amateur woodcarver story, please read the article I recently wrote in the link http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/woodnews/2009january/dilo.html

-- Dilo

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commented on Baroque (Rococo) Style Decoration for a Library 203 days ago
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commented on VW Beetle (Brazilian Fusca) & Hazet Toolbox 630 days ago
added project VW Beetle (Brazilian Fusca) & Hazet Toolbox 630 days ago
added project Versatile Bench Knife 916 days ago
commented on Vintage Screwdriver Entirely Refurbished 929 days ago
commented on Vintage Screwdriver Entirely Refurbished 929 days ago
added project Vintage Screwdriver Entirely Refurbished 930 days ago
commented on Old File Upgraded Into Thanksgiving Day Gift 971 days ago
added project Old File Upgraded Into Thanksgiving Day Gift 971 days ago
added project Superb Bent Gouges Were Upgraded 985 days ago
added blog entry Dilo’s Carving Classes (continued) 1002 days ago
commented on MINIATURE HIGHBOY FOR WATCH COLLECTORS 1028 days ago
commented on MINIATURE HIGHBOY FOR WATCH COLLECTORS 1029 days ago

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Max

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#1 posted 2014 days ago

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Todd Thomas

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#2 posted 2014 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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ND2ELK

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#3 posted 2013 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 2013 days ago

Hello Dilo,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 2013 days ago

Welcome to LJ.

You MUST share more of your work!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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savannah505

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#6 posted 2013 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s you’ll be a great inspiration to us all.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Rj

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#7 posted 2013 days ago

Welcome to LJS
Please share some More of your work and your skills !!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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HallTree

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#8 posted 2013 days ago

Welcome Dilo. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. I really enjoyed your story. You do very nice work. You could title your story ‘How I found Paradise in a 7’x 6’ closet’. Looking forward to see more of your projects and comments.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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trifern

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#9 posted 2013 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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woodworm

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#10 posted 2013 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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rikkor

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#11 posted 2013 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here. That is some seriously nice carving.

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 2012 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Karson

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#13 posted 2012 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Bigdogs117

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#14 posted 2012 days ago

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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Dilo Marcio Fernandino

71 posts in 2014 days


#15 posted 2012 days ago

Dear fellow woodworkers,

I thank you very much for all the praising and encouraging messages you have kindly sent to me. This occasion has been a most gratifying experience in my lifetime. Your reception was really surprising!
As many fellows have requested, I really intend to post the previous 9 works. I think they all will correspond to the good expectations.
I am sure I will be learning a lot from you all and I also intend to share my personal and quite exotic experience.
God bless you all.

Dilo Marcio Fernandino, Brazil

-- Dilo

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