Wayne Vince proudly displays his models at the Warwick Shire Woodcrafters open day at the weekend.
Wayne Vince proudly displays his models at the Warwick Shire Woodcrafters open day at the weekend.

Woodcrafters open up

LOCAL woodcrafters displayed a multitude of breathtaking items on Saturday at their workshop.

Following a busy working bee throughout the week, with members rallying to put together a collection of their finest works, the open day proved to be a huge success.

President Ken Butler said he was ecstatic with the turnout.

“We had over 50 people attend to admire the great craftsmanship our 35 members worked so hard to collaborate,” he said.

“We are proud to have so many talented woodcrafters belonging to the Warwick club.”

Bob Amos, who many may know from his 38 years as Hermitage Research Station manager, was proud to show some of his beautiful works on the weekend.

His collection included small tables, chairs, mirrors and jewellery boxes to name a few.

Mr Amos said his passion mainly lies in decorative inlay work.

“I enjoy solid and hand carving,” he said as he pointed out a lovely jewellery box made of Tasmanian Myrtle with hand-carved ornamentation and a small table built with a solid mahogany frame with an intricately decorated inlaid top.

For this man what he does is definitely a labour of love.

“Now I am retired I can spend more time doing what I truly enjoy,” he said.” It is very relaxing and self-satisfying.”

While Mr Amos does not create his pieces for commercial gain he will have a stall at the Warwick Rodeo markets this year.

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