Traforo

By inserting a thin small saw in every hole created during the phase of piercing, the artisan starts the most delicate step : the cut of every single piece, following by the small saw every sinuosity and the details of the drawing. Finally he gets different pieces called ìcavature”, sometimes also of small ransom, to create the original drawing. Before the introduction of the machineries, the artisans cut by hand using a small saw called “archetto” while they were sitting on a special stool” a scannella. On the anterior extremity, it presented a vise operated by feet to hold lock the work. Another difficulty was keeping the small saw to 90 degrees to drill the wood perpendicularly and to simplify the phase of the assemblage of pieces.