1683 Steinbach Nutcracker Old Wood Carver
In Germany the wood carvers are at home
in the western Erzgebirge in the area Lössnitz, Schneeberg
(carving school) and Schwarzenberg but also in the Rhonbergen (carving
school), as well as in the Alps and especially around the town of
Oberammergau. Real craft with highly artistic works as well as mundane
hobby works is manufactured here in many different ways.
Our worthy master here is sitting on a
very old carving bench which is no longer in use today. The workpiece to
be worked is pressed by your feet with lever pressure firmly against the
support. Rough contours can quickly be made with the pulling blade.
Changing of pieces is quick and saves time, just the right tool to help
to make a gross of the hobby horses that used to be so popular. Old
Teubner, from Schneeberg, was the master of this craft and in fact
honoured with many medals by the East German state. He was howerer very
loyal to the Communist party, (a real bloody, red) a fact which made my
father say he was politically a blockhead.
Carving bench songs are now popular as
satirical songs in the same form as the minstrels in the past which can
be very funny at festivals and weddings and party meetings.
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