We are delighted to report that Dilo Fernandino, a previously little-known master wood craftsman from Brazil,
is now receiving some of the recognition that he so richly deserves. The first article that Dilo contributed to
excited our readers everywhere when they learned that he had created marvelous
baroque-inspired masterpieces in rosewood while working by hand in a tiny shop that occupies a closet only 42 square feet in area.
In Dilo's words:
It all started in December 2008 when I submitted my first article to
Wood News Online
for your consideration. During 2009
I wrote four articles that appeared in
and also joined the Lumberjocks website.
The warm reception and effusive support that I received from woodworkers around the world encouraged me to submit an exhibition
proposal to my social club in Belo Horizonte, Brazil (Minas Tenis Clube — a very important one). I was also
encouraged to look for appropriate ways to address my culture's historical prejudice against
manual craftsmanship such as my own work.
Finally, my solo exhibition was approved for a one-month period.
Its title is "The Baroque in Rosewoood – A Life of Research". The opening is on
February 4, 2010.
So I thank you again and again for our successful "joint-venture" and take the opportunity to send
you the official invitation (attached).
Dilo Marcio Fernandino
articles by or about Dilo Fernandino:
My Unusually Small Workshop
Readers Respond to "My Unusually Small Workshop"
Genesis of a Lower Cabinet
Progress on my Lower Cabinet
A Dream Comes True
Dilo can be reached via email at
Visit Dilo's woodworking website at