Top turning award for Collie woodturner

Top turner: Collie woodturner Trevor Flynn recently won a state award for the novice category for his turning. Photo: Shannon Wood.
Top turner: Collie woodturner Trevor Flynn recently won a state award for the novice category for his turning. Photo: Shannon Wood.

Collie Woodturners Club member Trevor Flynn has recently taken out the award for best novice turner in the state. 

Mr Flynn was awarded the title after completing various tasks during a run of ten woodturning workshops. 

During the workshops, which are held at various wood turning clubs around the state, Mr Flynn completed a Jarrah ball in a cup and a trivet, which impressed the judges and were made to exact specifications. 

Mr Flynn said it was the first time the prize had been won by a Collie wood turner. 

“I believe this is the first one to come to Collie, it’s one for the history books,” he said. 

“Often they have a set plan of a few items that are made to measurement and you have to be spot on with your measurements.”

“It was two different items that the judges couldn’t fault that helped me along the way.

“One was a ball, it was a 75 millimetre Jarrah ball in a cup and the other one was a trivet.”

“The judging comes down to pretty specific measurements.”

Turners are divided into five different categories; novice, intermediate, advanced, open, and most popular. 

Mr Flynn took out the novice category and has since progressed to the intermediate level. Around 100 people attended each of the ten workshops, with 40 to 45 entries going up for judging. 

“When we go to a weekend workshop they have demonstrators and we sit down and they teach us,” Mr Flynn said. 

“Often they will turn something there way and you can try it yourself if you wish.” 

“Choosing the right wood is all part of it too.” 

The Collie Woodturners Club welcome new members from all levels of experience. 

Collie Woodturners Club is located on the corner of Witnoom and  Steere Street. The club meets every Wednesday from 9:30am to 3:30pm.

For more information contact Convenor; Domenic Italiano at glorydom@bigpond.com or on 9734 1853.

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