“I hate the sandpaper and all its derivatives.. working the wood through the iron – that gouge, chisel, scraper, knife and file sculpt – is a much more difficult and time consuming process, but it allows to get a fresh and clean cut, otherwise unreachable.
Varnishing, after, has a completely different impact to the eye: details remain strong and vivid, not blurred or falsified, giving back an overall sense of truth” – Giovanni Lazzaro