Rio Rosewood - New Rococo Project in Progress

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Blog entry by Dilo Marcio Fernandino posted 02-28-2009 04:07 PM 6920 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dear fellow Jocks,

As some of you may remember, about a month ago I joined this incredible Web blog by posting my recently completed project (October 2008), the Rococo-style cabinet entirely made of solid rio rosewood. This cabinet is intended to serve as the upper cabinet of a two-bodied cabinet (like the American highboy).
I am currently addressing the sweet problem of conceiving and building the corresponding lower cabinet, an undertaking that will provide many additional technical challenges.
””In the attached text I described the sequence (with photos) of the many woodcarving operations that I have performed in order to accomplish the first goal.

-- Dilo

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#1 posted 02-28-2009 04:09 PM

You do some truelly amazing work in such a small space. Thanks for reminding us that we don’t need huge workshops to accomplish what you have done. Thank you, Thank you.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 02-28-2009 05:54 PM


Thank you for allowing us to look inside you processes. I am anxiously awaiting each new post.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 02-28-2009 08:25 PM


-- mrsawdust, pittsburgh,pa.

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#4 posted 03-01-2009 12:07 AM

Wonderful look at how you do the curved mouldings. I assumed you used some kind of moulding plane but now I see its drills, chisels and scrapers. I continue to be in awe.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#5 posted 03-01-2009 04:19 PM

I am in awe.
Absolutely amazing. You must be in your own little world when you are working… a silent world except for the chipping away of the wood.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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