Mitteleuropa, Bayerischer Wald - Der Schindelmacher in Frauenberg bei der Arbeit

Central Europe, Bavarian Forest - The Shingle Maker of Frauenberg at Work

Thick pine logs are split in the courtyard with a hatchet and wedges. Inside the house the slips of wood are marked off with the use of a pattern and cutcu with a hand saw to different length. The shaping into shingles is done on the carver's bench by means of the shingle knife, the mallet, and the draw knife. Besides the working technique the film attaches great value to demonstrating the behavio...