That’s just insane. In a good way


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  • pak

    Amazing talent and precision required to produce this piece. Greatly enjoyed seeing – many thanks for post. Never know what’s going to pop up on WO!

  • InnerCityDweller

    aaah, the advantage of a proper apprenticeship…

  • Rick H

    That was awesome.
    makes me want to get myself a small wood lathe.

  • JMC7

    These are traditional Spanbaum Christmas decorations from Seiffen in the Erzgebirge region in Saxony (formerly communist East Germany). It used to be a big mining area and in the old days the miners couldn’t work in the mines during winter and they made christmas decorations instead. My wife grew up around there and as a consequence all our Christmas decorations are cute traditional wooden ones. This website:

    is for a working village where they still carry on all the different traditional crafts, looks like this video is from there. Well worth a visit if you get over to Europe, a lovely part of the world.

    • pak

      Many thanks JMC7 – had done a bit of a google but didn’t find much so v. interesting to read your comments giving some background with your personal knowledge of the decorations and the area.