Silverware cabinet

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Project by Dilo Marcio Fernandino posted 02-01-2009 01:00 PM 5451 views 5 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The silverware cabinet was built just to house the cutlery trays proceeding from antique silverware set (original box decayed) and was completed on 29.03.1995. It was totally hand carved resembling to a travelling chest on trestle (bridge shaped), according to my personal interpretation of the 17 th. Century Spanish style. The cylindrical parts had been previously turned before being carved. It was made out of irregular rosewood pieces (from different species) retrieved from scraps left in old farms. All the four faces are carved. The pair of bronze handles attached to the sides had been bought in an antique shop in 1989. The finishing was done with a personally prepared wax (carnauba, bee’s wax, turpentine, etc.). The project was entirely drawn by me. Only hand tools were used except for the large board sawing and for the turning. The total time for completion (2 years and 3 months) includes many interruption gaps (months).
Dimensions: 30” high x 25” wide x 18” deep

-- Dilo

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#1 posted 02-01-2009 01:34 PM

Holy shitsky, wow, I am humbled looking at your work. It looks like victorian revival and you are the leader.Wow again and again. Shockingly beautiful. I cant say enough….... great job sir

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#2 posted 02-01-2009 02:26 PM

Dilo, you are a true artist. Please keep sharing your work. It is amazing.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#3 posted 02-01-2009 02:33 PM


-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#4 posted 02-01-2009 02:42 PM

Amazing, Truly amazing work sir!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 02-01-2009 03:51 PM

Exquisite! Shows what can be done with a small shop, hand tools, and imagination,

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#6 posted 02-01-2009 04:05 PM

This is another piece of incredible work you do. It’s hard to imagine anything better, your work belongs in museums for centuries to come.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#7 posted 02-01-2009 04:07 PM

stunning work.

-- 3rd generation craftsman ~

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#8 posted 02-01-2009 04:10 PM

Another very awesome piece!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#9 posted 02-01-2009 04:17 PM

That is absolutely awesome ,magnificent work!

-- Not my woodworking

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#10 posted 02-01-2009 04:27 PM

Another stunning example of your remarkable talent!

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

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#11 posted 02-01-2009 05:00 PM

Well done, the legs are amazing, as is your attention to detail.


-- Woody, UK

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Thos. Angle

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#12 posted 02-01-2009 06:05 PM

Everyone else already used up all my superlatives! Se Magnifique. I think that’s right.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#13 posted 02-01-2009 06:30 PM

All of your work is museum quality! simlpy put superb design and craftsmanship.

I just read your artical (Very well written I must say) in Highland woodworking and learned alot , It gives me a whole new outlook on my woodworking .
Thank you so much for the works of wisdom.

Job well done!

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

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#14 posted 02-01-2009 06:36 PM

Same as your other projects. They are all in the same class, a very top one!
Thanks for sharing.

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#15 posted 02-01-2009 07:32 PM

I’m sorry, I can’t comment like I did before on your beautiful work because all the great words have been taken.
Spiral turnings…wonderful.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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