HARD WORK PAYS OFF: Trevor Young prides himself on the joy of creating the famous Warwick Gold Cup.
HARD WORK PAYS OFF: Trevor Young prides himself on the joy of creating the famous Warwick Gold Cup.

Quality no question for Gold Cup craftsman

IT only takes 40 seconds to win the Pryde's EasiFeed Warwick Gold Cup campdraft, but it's a 12-month project for Trevor Young.

Now into his 28th year of crafting the cup, Mr Young has spent hours designing and creating the coveted prize.

"It starts off as a flat sheet. The handles are cut out of a 2mm-thick sterling silver - it all starts off as sterling silver," Mr Young said.

"Then I polish it all up.

"I've already drawn up the pattern for it, and I transfer the pattern on to it."

This year's cup will feature a new design, which the gold and silversmith said was the best he'd created.

"This year is the first year of the design," he said.

"It's never been like this before. It's been different the years before, it was the same for 27 years"

"This one is better than before, it's the best one by a long shot."

Having developed his craft over a number of years, Mr Young said he prided himself in the quality of his work.

"It took me 12 years just to learn how to use the chisels," he said.

"To be a hand engraver like me, there's only probably three or four in this whole country, but it takes years and years of sacrifice to become a hand engraver because you've got to put that many hours in of practice.

"When you do get there you've got to keep doing it. If you don't keep doing it, you lose that skill."

The Cup which values at $7,000 will be presented to the winner of the campdraft on Sunday afternoon.



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