|Project by Dilo Marcio Fernandino||posted 11-09-2012 05:25 PM||3121 views||8 times favorited||22 comments|
I was commissioned by a Volkswagen Beetle (Brazilian Fusca) addict to build a distinguished box for his German made Hazet toolbox that used to be sold in the early 1970’s. Nowadays that particular circular-shaped toolbox is very rare and eagerly looked for. He recommended me to carve a VW symbol to be applied upon a fine wood box.
After researching into his private VW library, I designed a VW beetle as if “running over the observer” and carved it on a board of “Pau-Marfim” (Balfourodendron riedelianum) due to its tough and hard fibers that retain very delicate carved details.
In order to get a good color contrast, I managed to get some irregular and defective boards of “Braúna” (Melanoxylon braunia) – which probably is the blackest and hardest Brazilian wood – sliced from a salvaged window frame of a demolished country house.
Only hand tools were used. The finishing was done with a personally prepared wax.
Dimensions of the beetle carving: 14” long, 9” high, 1 ½ ” thick.
Dimensions of the box: 18” long, 15” high, 6 ” deep.
Visit my website: www.carving-in-wood.com
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Belo Horizonte, Brazil