Old portuguese miniature

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Project by pedrorc posted 2123 days ago 2535 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The structure of this piece is made in pine wood, the work of marquetry is in rose wood, box wood, sycamore and mahogany. This restoration work was during about 470 hours.











-- Pedro Rodrigues da Costa, Sintra, Portugal

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#1 posted 2123 days ago

wow that is a beautiful piece! true craftsmanship!

Go Portugal!

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#2 posted 2123 days ago

Pedro – you are a patient genius! – Wonderful work as always! I always enjoy seeing your marquetry & restoration – Thanks!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#3 posted 2123 days ago

Amazing restoration. I would have thought this piece was fit for the fireplace before you started!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 2123 days ago

Truly unbelievable.
You are an artist.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#5 posted 2123 days ago

SIR, you are a true master! I have done some restoring but , nothing that complex. I think I will go back and hide in a corner and wish I could do some just one haft as good.
Thanks for showing, will be looking for your next masterpiece.

-- Richard

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#6 posted 2123 days ago

Man that is some great work I wish I could study with someone to learn the art of marquetry. you have done some beatiful work here, your craftmanship really shows though.

-- F.Little

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#7 posted 2123 days ago

Thanks for yours kind comments

-- Pedro Rodrigues da Costa, Sintra, Portugal

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#8 posted 2123 days ago

Maestro, me quito el sombrero. ¿Pertenecía a algún cliente o fué una pieza rescatada por ti? Si era de un cliente, debio preguntarse, ¿donde está el mueble que le entregué?

-- Alejandro Moreno alias xylosapiens, CANARY ISLANDS

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#9 posted 2123 days ago


-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#10 posted 2122 days ago

You are a true master of your craft! Outstanding work!

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 2122 days ago

You are a truly talented person. That turned out to be a
masterpiece. Tou have a lot of guts to take on project of this magnitude.
I appreciate you sharing it with us.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#12 posted 2122 days ago

VERY nice job! The wood combinations are fantastic!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#13 posted 2122 days ago

Yeah what they said, very nice work. I bet that is time consuming. you have to love what you do to take the time to do it right (I would guess).

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#14 posted 2122 days ago

when I read old portuguese minature, I thought you were talking about my sisters.

That is an amazing peice of work. um prazir para vir!

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#15 posted 2087 days ago

Fabulous, Pedro!

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