Rosewood Mythological Masks

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Project by Dilo Marcio Fernandino posted 1921 days ago 2905 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This pair of Greek-Roman mythological masks (Bacchus and Medusa) was hand carved in Rio-rosewood in order to integrate a Rococo-style Chest of Drawers, presently under construction.


-- Dilo

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#1 posted 1921 days ago

You are a master at your work, and it shows. I can’t wait to see the finished chest of drawers. I’m sure it will be magnificent.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 1921 days ago

Very nice great carving

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1921 days ago

Wow. Great job.
I can’t wait to see the whole thing.
Thanks for sharing this.

-- R

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#4 posted 1921 days ago

As always, I am in awe of your talents and craftsmanship.

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

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#5 posted 1921 days ago

Beautiful carvings! as much as the rest of your work….Looking fordward to see the project complete.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#6 posted 1921 days ago

very nice .. gives me goose bumps just looking at the faces…. >grin<

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 1920 days ago

Another master piece from the master. Beatiful work as always. Thank you for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 1920 days ago

just extraordinary!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 1920 days ago

No opposing feelings here. Your work is amazing! Thanks for sharing.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#10 posted 1920 days ago

Whoa! Way cool. Tres Bien! Merci beaucoup! Schweet! Awesome.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#11 posted 1919 days ago

Some great carvings.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#12 posted 1919 days ago

Wow, those are great. Thanks for posting them.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#13 posted 1919 days ago

Fantastico as always!!!

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#14 posted 1919 days ago

These are gorgeous! Thanks so much for posting.

-- Chris

#15 posted 1918 days ago

Caro amigo DILO
You did it again Dilo.
You’re ever surprising me with your talent and skills with your art made using hand tools.
You kept this new work as a secret and didn’t tell me one even word about it!
I’m now amazingly surprised with this new job.
There’s no words to describe what you do and the way you do it.
The facial expression, the details, the face masses, everything perfect.
I’d like to have a minimal percentual of your talent. In fact, I try to copy your skills, but I just can’t.
It’s too much for me, pal.

The jacaranda (Dalbergia nigra) is the most beautiful and dense wood species.
I hope our dear LJ’s friends know this now so rare wood.
As you ( but not like you!) I also like to carve and I know how difficult is to work this wood.
It’s maybe like Gabon ebony, but more heavy and stiff. The tools must be re-honed after a few strokes and our hands suffer.
I know the mini-workshop you have in your apartment and I know the difficulties that are increased in your work due to the problems with dust, noise and especially room to work your unbeatable carved pieces.
I consider myself a privileged guy for living in the same Brazilian city, so that I may better evaluate “in locu” the work you collected in your apartment which is now becoming transformed in a small art museum.
I hope I may soon visit you personally to appreciate one more time these marvelous carvings and this new one project. ( As ever, tasting one of the good red wines you use to serve me!).
As a new member of Lumberjock’s community, I’m proud for participating of this site and mainly for having you as a very special friend.
Thank you for sharing this with us.


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