Wayne Vince working on a wall clock at the Warwick and District Woodcrafters.
Wayne Vince working on a wall clock at the Warwick and District Woodcrafters.

Man chips away at wood art

AFTER years working with steel, Wayne Vince discovered not only his love for wood but his talent in creating beautiful artworks.

In 2007 Mr Vince got his hands onto woodwork and has been chipping away ever since creating furniture and replicas of historic vehicles.

Some of his artworks will be on show as well as his talents as he sands away at his wall clock at the Warwick and District Woodcrafters Open Day.

His artwork has been a hit in Toowoomba at their local Golden Gouge competition, and the regional show where he took out many prizes.

“I just do it for the love of making it. If you win it’s good, but if not people see it and admire it,” Mr Vince said.

The first memorable wood piece he made was a fire engine in 2008 which won four awards at the Toowoomba Show.

He has been non-stop since then and has created about 18 models which line the wall of his office.

“I don’t count the time in doing something you enjoy doing,” Mr Vince said.

“I just like doing the models; they are very detailed.”

His favourite woods to whip into a beautiful item include Tasmanian black and huon pine.

When the Daily News caught up with him, he was working on a huon pine wall clock replica of a piece he won a Gold Gouge award for.

Check out the woodcrafters

The Warwick and District Woodcrafters invite interested Rose City residents to check them out in action today.

When: Today from 8am.

Where: Corner of Glen Road and Tooth Street.

Cost: Free to watch the artists at work with plenty of great items to peruse which are for sale.



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