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A predilection for boxwood
Nicknamed the As de la bedane (ace of the chisel), Robert Marichy affirms that it is necessary to perceive the final result before starting to carve a piece of wood. The sculptors have the same perception and see their statue in the block of stone. He admits to having a predilection for working with boxwood, which grows easily in the Jura region. The Romans already used it for its fine grain and its ability not to crush under the gouge. Its roots are finely gnarled and can be used to make egg cups, eggs, and snuffboxes.
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