Rosewood Case for Carving Gouges

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Project by Dilo Marcio Fernandino posted 04-26-2010 05:27 PM 5524 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dear Lumberjocks,

Considering that my hand tools help me in the accomplishment of some pretty sophisticated jobs, I always try to be fair with them by building very nice toolboxes. Recently I bought a selection of ten German HIRSCH carving gouges from Highland Woodworking, Atlanta, USA, and I can assure you they are simply superb concerning their feature and performance. So I just built a solid Rio rosewood (Dalbergia nigra) case utilizing some remaining scraps. Previously I had to devise an individual housing system for each gouge since they are quite heterogeneous in length, thickness and shape. The whole set was then arranged in such a practical way over their beddings that the final job looked quite tight and elegant to me.
Only hand tools were used. The finishing was done with wax.

Dimensions: 12” long x 11” wide x 2” deep

Best Regards,

-- Dilo

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#1 posted 04-26-2010 05:37 PM

Most people would like there projects to come out so nice. Really beautiful.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 04-26-2010 05:52 PM

Something tells me these are probably the sharpest tools I have ever seen… (not to mention the sharpest tool case)

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#3 posted 04-26-2010 06:00 PM

That is a superb box!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#4 posted 04-26-2010 06:25 PM

stunning that wood is awesome but on the other hand
great tools deserve a propper place to be stored
and this carvingset in that case wood be a realy impressive gift
understandeble why you gave yourself such a gift you
deffently deserve it mastro


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#5 posted 04-26-2010 06:26 PM

Nice Looking Case !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#6 posted 04-26-2010 06:43 PM

that is a great ’ atache ’ case , dilo .

i bet you look sharp ,
carrying that from the bedroom ,
to the closet ,

to go to work (LOL) !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 04-26-2010 09:00 PM

I only see one problem in a basically perfect and elegant case… no room for future acquisitions.

-- Seems that talent only gets you so far... effort makes you successful.

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#8 posted 04-26-2010 09:17 PM

Beautifully done! That’s a set and box that any wood worker would cherish!

-- "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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#9 posted 04-26-2010 11:38 PM

Beautiful looking case and excellent craftsmanship as always. Very nicely done! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 04-27-2010 12:52 AM

great looking case!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#11 posted 04-28-2010 12:15 AM

Nice box! They are the tools to help you build such elegant projects. They deserve an outstanding home.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#12 posted 04-28-2010 06:59 PM

Thats a great case!
I love the wood, and the hardware!
I’ve been looking for silver hardware for some time now, only
finding brass or bronze colored finishes.
Where did you get your hardware?

-- -Sleff

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#13 posted 05-14-2011 01:38 PM

Your work is amazing

I think respecting your tools is wonderful

it leads to great work


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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