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Project by Dilo Marcio Fernandino posted 1974 days ago 2890 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The micro reliquary in the shape of a gothic cathedral was completed in 1965 (17-year-old boy). It consists of two united halves representing a tiny coffin, totally hand carved on two superimposed cedar (Cedrela odorata) blocks. In addition it has 12 little towers carved in caviuna negra (Dalbergia violacea), according to a project drawn by my brother (architecture student). A deceased Christ representation was sculpted on its top as well as eight low-relief panels depicting scenes from Christ’s life and from the Old Testament. The finishing was done with synthetic varnish. The tools used were tiny woodcut chisels. It was complete in few months. At that time my “workshop” used to be my parents’ house living room.
Dimensions: 4 1/3” long x 2” wide x 3” high

-- Dilo





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john

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#1 posted 1974 days ago

That is truly amazing work !!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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mtnwild

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#2 posted 1974 days ago

Wow, your first carving. Your talent showed right off. So glad I was there to see your presentation. Not many pieces, however, any “one” of those would be a good lifetime achievement. So will stand by for future word, thanks so much for sharing.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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WOODLAND

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#3 posted 1974 days ago

Your talent for detailed work is outstanding.

-- JENNY

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dustygirl

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#4 posted 1974 days ago

Wow this is really beautiful.Very nice job on it.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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lew

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#5 posted 1974 days ago

As I review your posts, I can see the changes in the detail and scope of your work.

Your passion has touched every stroke of the knife and gouge as you have woven yourself into each masterpiece. I feel privileged to have been able to view these works.

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

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savannah505

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#6 posted 1974 days ago

Your talent showed right off, from the first time you started. Truly a blessed gift.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Richforever

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#7 posted 1974 days ago

Thanks for another great piece of art. God bless you.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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rtb

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#8 posted 1974 days ago

I have enjoyed every project as well as the articles in the newsletter from Highland. I will continue to do so even if it does take years to get the next one.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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dennis mitchell

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#9 posted 1974 days ago

All your projects are beautiful. Your carving skills are impressive. Wonderful body of work.

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Ihor

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#10 posted 1974 days ago

Absolutely amazing collection!!!
Will be waiting for your next masterpiece!!!

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Moron

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#11 posted 1973 days ago

only a very, very small body would fit in that coffin

Dude,...........your collection of work is one of the best I have ever seen, absolutly brilliant, almost galactically unmatched and I happened to think, rather niavely that I’ld seen it all.

Supercalafradilistic….....my hats off to you and thanks for posting.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Moron

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#12 posted 1973 days ago

one more thing…................your entire collection isnt over until you die so dont quit!

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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SteveKorz

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#13 posted 1973 days ago

I’m not sure what to say, I think this is gorgeous. Your work is truly stunning, you have amazing talent, Sir.

Steve

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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BarryW

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#14 posted 1973 days ago

Thank you for posting all your projects. You have “raised the bar” here at Lumberjocks…and those of us who have studied your work here will think long and hard about our future woodworking actions and how we might improve our own efforts. For that alone you deserve high praise. Seeing your work here truly inspired me.

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#15 posted 1973 days ago

Wow!! Quite a first attempt at wood carving!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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