|Project by Dilo Marcio Fernandino||posted 07-29-2009 10:55 PM||5040 views||12 times favorited||44 comments|
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