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Project by Dilo Marcio Fernandino posted 07-29-2009 10:55 PM 4212 views 12 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi fellow Lumberjocks!

I am back again to share with you the victories I have got so far (50% complete: only the top and the front face) in the conception and construction of the announced Rococo-style Chest of Drawers, intended to serve as the supporting piece for the Rococo-style Cabinet (my first project posted in this page). The pair of Greek-Roman mythological masks (Bacchus and Medusa) previously shown here, have already integrated this project as column capitals on both front legs.

The first challenge I won was to develop this project by tracking the inverse logical order, which means to start from its end: the top board – previously made. The second was the total absence of right angles and straight surfaces, since the frontal face is a concave-convex surface in both directions (vertical and horizontal). Another challenge was the poor availability of the salvaged Rio-rosewood, which rough pieces are quite irregular in shape and dimensions, as well as they are naturally harmed by hollows and cracks. Another one was the bronze handles which I had to reduce to adequate sizes and shapes by sawing and filing the much larger available handles.

It has been completely conceived, drawn and hand carved by me, according to my personal interpretation of the Portuguese style “Dom Jose I” (Baroque + Rococo styles). Only hand tools were used.

I hope it will be complete by the year end!

SEE ITS “MAKING OF” (PHOTOS & DESCRIPTION) AT THE LINK BELOW (copy and paste it): www.highlandwoodworking.com/woodnews/2009august/dilo.html

Best regards.

-- Dilo





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#1 posted 07-29-2009 11:01 PM

Very beautiful indeed.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 07-29-2009 11:07 PM

Dilo,
As always…absolutely breath taking….I always enjoy your projects. Your a true master !!!!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#3 posted 07-29-2009 11:16 PM

Incredible, always the best comes from you. A magnificent piece indeed.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 07-29-2009 11:25 PM

Absolutly museum quality! Beautiful!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Christopher

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#5 posted 07-29-2009 11:27 PM

You win…

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#6 posted 07-29-2009 11:28 PM

Stunning!!!

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mmh

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#7 posted 07-29-2009 11:37 PM

Incredible craftsmanship! My eyes and head are spinning from all those marvelous curves! How many hours have you put into creating this?

Can you create a Blog to show your progress on this creation? I’d like to also see a view of the drawers open.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#8 posted 07-29-2009 11:49 PM

As always my friend, an amazing feat, and an amazing craftsman.

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." - http://www.willmego.com/

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#9 posted 07-29-2009 11:55 PM

Hey Dilo
This is a especially fantastic chest of drawers magnificent workmanship and a wonder to see. thanks for sharing another unbelievable masterpiece.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 07-30-2009 12:00 AM

Astonishing!! You are very kind to share your work with all of us, Dilo, Thank You!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#11 posted 07-30-2009 12:22 AM

Incredible craftsmanship and a beautiful piece.

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#12 posted 07-30-2009 12:25 AM

my God !
your work is incredible ,
thank you for offering it to us ,
a true inspiration !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#13 posted 07-30-2009 12:30 AM

A masterpiece by a true master! Stunning. I can see hours and hours of work went into this.

-- Simon, Danville, IL

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#14 posted 07-30-2009 12:32 AM

a masterpiece, as always.
fantastic work.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#15 posted 07-30-2009 01:15 AM

Unbelievable!! That’s about the only word left, so I’ll use it :-)) Truly a carver’s carver.

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

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