We featured Dilo Fernandino’s unusually small workshop in the woodshop column in the January 2009 issue of Wood News. He recently sent us an update to let us know what he’s been working on:
I recently built this box from salvaged “braúna”, the blackest and hardest Brazilian wood (almost like marble), upon which I attached a low-relief of a Volkswagen beetle (“fusca” in Portuguese) that I carved on a board of “pau-marfim” (ivory-wood). The dimensions of the box are 18 x 15 x 6.
The piece was commissioned by a friend who is a VW Beetle addict and the box is intended to house a precious german HAZET tool set made for those beetles in the 1970’s.