Restoring a Gargoyle

19/06/2014 Posted by Claus

Gargoyle from Kronborg Castle


Restoring a Gargoyle on Kronborg Castle Denmark








Kronborg is a castle and Stronghold in the town of Helsingør, Denmark. Immortalized as Elsinore in William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Kronborg is one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe and has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list in year 2000.

Gargoyle from Kronborg Castle

In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved stone grotesque with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building, thereby preventing rainwater from running down masonry walls and eroding the mortar between. A trough is cut in the back of the gargoyle and rainwater typically exits through the open mouth. 


An imprint in silicone was made and a positive shape was casted in plaster.

Scan of Gargoyle

A sculpter repaired the damages model and it was captured with the Scantech SL 3D Scanner




The scan was imported into CARSO 5X CAM for copying in sandstone on a Breton 5-axis CNC machine

Breton 5X



Breton 5X 2


Total machining time was 10 hours


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