He carries out all sorts of work using stone: the retrieving of old pieces and the manufacture of newly built elements. He works with different types of stone (granite, sandstone, limestone, etc.).
They are present during the entire process of production, except for the works linked to the quarry (extraction of the stone, cutting of the stone and transportation). That is, they are in charge of the carving, casting, placing, finishing, cleaning and even the treatments – both chemical and mechanical – necessary for the retrieval and conservation of elements.
His work is artisanal and mainly manual, even though, to accelerate and ease the execution of some processes they sometimes use electrical machinery.
Óscar Scafa started learning the craft at a school/workshop, but just a few months after he started off his professional career on his own, learning a bit from each of his colleagues and continuing his training in a self-taught manner.
One of his most important works is the rehabilitation of the Palace of the Riba Herrera in Santander, where he had to reproduce different deteriorated pieces as well as a corner arch dating from the Renaissance.