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Wood Masters Podium Finish

Robert Evans (Year 11) and Jack Klonaris (Year 12) have taken out first and second place at this years Australian Woodturning Exhibition.

Robert took out first place for his vase inspired lamp made of unknown timber from a garden tree.

Jack came a close second with his bowl creation made out of spalted birch and becker acroma.

Haileybury was well represented with 21 students entering the exhibition with their creations including bowls, goblets and lamps made from varying woods such as oak, gum and pine.

Stephen Hughes, Head of Technology and Design at Haileybury, said “I am very proud of all the student’s efforts in making their turned works. I am delighted that the judges of the 2017 Australian Woodturning Exhibition felt Robert and Jack deserved first and second place respectively.”

Stephen explained how students were introduced to the skills of wood turning on a wood lathe using a goblet project as their first turning task.

“Some decide to further develop their turning skills when designing a lamp as their main production task. The degree of complexity both in technique and design of the goblet form and the lamp designs varies between each student’s intent and ability.”

Robert Evans - 'Vase Inspired Lamp'

Jack Klonaris - Bowl with Epoxy Inlay