Span Trees: A German Craft Tradition

comments (0) February 12th, 2014 in blogs, videos

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Video Length: 4:08
Produced by: Werbung Fischer

This woodworker uses a lathe, hand tools, and an astounding feel for the material to create these traditional Span trees for Seiffener Volkskunst, a craft company in the Erzgebirge region of Germany.


After shaping the sapling spindle on the lather, he hand cuts hundreds of precisely curled "branches" made with only a chisel. If the end product doesn't impress you, his accuracy and consistency using only his hands and eyes most definitely will.


These trees are priced from $9 for the 2 in. model to $290 for the 39 in. model and are available in sets.

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