‘I’m just a very ev­ery­day sort of guy with a lucky set of hands’ – Tom Lynn on find­ing gem­stones

Central and North Burnett Times - - CENTRAL & NORTH BURNETT TIMES -

A LUCKY set of hands, a kind heart and a cluey head have brought Tom Lynn a lot of suc­cess when it comes to craft­ing and find­ing gem­stones.

The for­mer Monto res­i­dent has won nu­mer­ous Aus­tralia-wide lap­idary com­pe­ti­tions and trav­elled to the Cen­tral Queens­land Gem Show last week­end to re­con­nect with old friends and his favourite hobby.

“I’m just a very ev­ery­day sort of guy with a lucky set of hands,” he said.

“And he is very smart up­stairs,” Mr Lynn’s wife Doreen said, with a smile.

Mr Lynn now lives up at Cawar­rel and said he did not spend as much time fos­sick­ing th­ese days.

“But I will never lose my pas­sion for rocks,” he said.

“I’ve trav­elled and met a lot of friends.”

PHOTO: EMILY SMITH

SMART COOKIE: TomLynn said his lucky hands had brought him so much suc­cess in lap­idary.

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