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Offline orsomagno

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New kid on the block
« on: November 21, 2020, 04:34 PM »
Hi all, new member from Italy.

My name is Luca, living north of Milan, in the traditional district of the woodworkers. Doing another job for money but trying every night to pay a visit to the shed to make something.

See you on the forum

Offline neilc

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Re: New kid on the block
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2020, 05:56 PM »
Welcome to FOG Luca!


Look forward to seeing what comes out of the shed!  Great group of people here!


Neil

Offline Alex

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Re: New kid on the block
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2020, 06:03 PM »
Bon giorno orsomagno, benvenuto alla FOG.

Looking forward to see you projects. You guys have entire district for woodworkers? Is that something that dates back to the time of the old guilds?

Offline orsomagno

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Re: New kid on the block
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2020, 01:50 PM »
Bon giorno orsomagno, benvenuto alla FOG.

Looking forward to see you projects. You guys have entire district for woodworkers? Is that something that dates back to the time of the old guilds?

Not exactly, it's a long story: the area north east from Milan is called Brianza, and historically (from 1200 AD) known for his artisan's shops. This situaton was later increased by the wealthy people that choose Brianza as a good retreat to build summer mansions (from 1500 AD), so the need of furniture increased suddenly. Both the tradition of the summer mansion and the need of furniture continued until the beginning of the 1900, and the woodworkers were grouped in four-five villages around, that's why I called district. A bunch of villages could not have the same effect  [big grin]. Sadly, the woodworker here is a vanishing figure now.