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Project by MARCO AURELIO R. GUIMARÃES posted 03-21-2009 07:36 PM 10838 views 78 times favorited 71 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a mixed-media work that includes goldsmith, marble/granite jobs, wood carving, marble turning, bent lamination, general woodworking and a new kind of “spherical intarsia” (???) which name I just invented since I don’t know how to call this kind of job.
The “GLOBE” was made to be given to my wife Lylis (Lee-lis) as a gift in her anniversary.

I wrote an extensive and illustrated article for WOOD NEWS magazine (March issue) explaining in full, the many problems and solutions I was involved with, when making the stuff.
Since the jigs, methods and processes are not orthodoxes at all, I’ll be pleased in sending better info, through this site or over my direct e-mail [email protected] to some LJ’s woodworker fellows that may not understand my article written in “PortuguEnglish” language!

I’d like to tell to LJ’s community members that I couldn’t mention this work here before, since I had a commitment with WOOD NEWS staff (through the owner, Mr. Chris Bagby) who so kindly accepted publish my article in his so esteemed and well known magazine.
I’d like to say thank you to both sites, for receiving me and my postings.
I hope you may appreciate the “GLOBE” project.
Thanks for your kind support and for visiting my LJ’s page.


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#1 posted 03-21-2009 07:41 PM

Amazing….once again you have demonstrated incredible talent and a true gift in producing this kind of beautiful artifact. Thank you for posting this. I think it would be an incredible experience to see these works first hand, so I am grateful that you post them here!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 03-21-2009 07:51 PM

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL and such an interesting and complex method of designing a globe to scale. It’s obvious you have great patience, skill and a technique to figure this out and complete this project. Your tutorial is nicely documented and you make the whole process almost look easy. I said ALMOST. I would love to apprentice under your tutorage. It would be educational and inspiring to just observe how your create your wonderful pieces. Maybe a video of you working on of future projects could be made? You are truly enjoying the process of creating. I look forward to seeing more.

-- "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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#3 posted 03-21-2009 08:04 PM

Simply amazing. Like Mark said, this would be incredible to see in person. You have some crazy skills.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

#4 posted 03-21-2009 08:06 PM

Dear Mellie
Thank you.
You certainly exaggerated my pseudo-skills!
WOW! Did you get patience enough to read the boring full text?
Regarding to the video suggestion, I have to tell you I’m too ugly to be filmed <:o>.


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#5 posted 03-21-2009 08:15 PM

Are you kidding me!!! Master work in the new age!! Don’t be so humble, if enough people say the same thing , long enough, it must be true, accept your fate. Another, one of the most creative, original, beautiful works I’ve ever seen, totally SUPER!!! So wonderful to see your works. Thanks for sharing. One other thing, I for one would like to see the other side also. North America is beautiful, let’s see more.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 03-21-2009 08:23 PM

Marco my friend, you are the best!!!! I always feel honored that you show me your work before you post on lumberjocks. You do wonderful creations, God has certainly blessed you.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Jack Barnhill

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#7 posted 03-21-2009 08:24 PM

Marco – I have watched in amazement each of your offerings. You say that you are an amateur but, you posses the skills of a master. Where and how did you learn your skills? Not just for woodworking but also for stone carving and casting precious metals?

Wonderful work!


-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow --

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#8 posted 03-21-2009 08:30 PM

Absolutamente incrível.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#9 posted 03-21-2009 09:08 PM

Marco, I admire your humility. You have a great gift as a world class artisan and yet you do not boast. This means you actually have two great gifts! Thank you for sharing your incredible work with us.

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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#10 posted 03-21-2009 09:11 PM

I am speechless.

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#11 posted 03-21-2009 09:32 PM

This is absolutely amazing. Thanks for sharing.

-- - A Woodworking & Renovation Blog & - I make. You buy.

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#12 posted 03-21-2009 10:10 PM

—jaw drops on floor….

absolutely remarkable. many generations will treasure this gorgeous piece.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#13 posted 03-21-2009 10:23 PM

Absolutely stunning. I haven’t read the whole article yet, but I will as time permits…

  • “A Tip of the Hat to you SIR”*

    I just can’t get over your exquisite workmanship !

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#14 posted 03-21-2009 11:20 PM

WOW. That is a great piece of art. The article in Wood News was really good. Thank you for taking the extra time to write the article and take all the pictures.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#15 posted 03-21-2009 11:22 PM

Just fantastic work,one of the most complete pieces of work ever

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