Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Just the Photo - "Shavings on Franco's Floor"

A pile of walnut after preliminary cuts of a forcola on the floor of Franco Furlanetto's shop.

1 comment:

Tamas Feher from Hungary said...

Do they use normal trees for raw material or do they force tree branches to grow in a curve roughly the shape of a forcola (so they are stronger and produce less waste chips when worked on)?

That would take years of effort in advance, but may be worth it. The rear forcolas on gondolas and gondolinos are really long and would be difficult to sculpture out of a single tree trunk, I guess?