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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 10-01-2008 12:12 PM
wow that is a beautiful piece! true craftsmanship!
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#2 posted 10-01-2008 12:58 PM
Pedro – you are a patient genius! – Wonderful work as always! I always enjoy seeing your marquetry & restoration – Thanks!Schroeder
-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe
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#3 posted 10-01-2008 02:37 PM
Amazing restoration. I would have thought this piece was fit for the fireplace before you started!
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
Eric in Florida.
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#4 posted 10-01-2008 03:28 PM
Truly unbelievable.You are an artist.
-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford
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#5 posted 10-01-2008 03:51 PM
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 http://www.PictureTrail.com/gallery/view?username=thewizz
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#6 posted 10-01-2008 03:59 PM
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.
#7 posted 10-01-2008 04:34 PM
Thanks for yours kind comments
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#8 posted 10-01-2008 06:06 PM
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 10-01-2008 10:06 PM
-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.
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#10 posted 10-02-2008 11:04 AM
You are a true master of your craft! Outstanding work!
-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa
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#11 posted 10-02-2008 12:18 PM
You are a truly talented person. That turned out to be amasterpiece. 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 10-02-2008 02:04 PM
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 10-02-2008 03:49 PM
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 10-02-2008 10:31 PM
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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