Span Trees: A German Craft Tradition
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.