As we descend into holiday commercialism, folks around the world are towing their kids down to the shopping districts to see the retail store windows. But parents who live in the region of Germany's Neuhausen, near the Czech border, can bring their children to a cooler holiday spectacle: The live making demonstrations at the Schauwerkstatt der traditionellen Handwerkstechniken Seiffener Volkskunst (Seiffener Folk Art's Demonstration Workshop of Traditional Craft Techniques).
There you can see craftsmen making nutcrackers, holiday figurines, and if you're lucky you'll see this patient maniac making these crazy Christmas "sliver trees" using a chisel:
We need to get this guy together with the people who run that Japanese Wood Planing Competition. I bet they could figure out how to do this on the scale of the Rock Center tree.
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