Turn­ing up to chal­lenges

South Waikato News - - NEWS / HE PU¯RONGORONGO -

Wood­turn­ers carved it up at the an­nual wood­turn­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion hosted by the Pu­taruru Wood­crafters Club.

The club put on its fifth and fi­nal event be­fore hand­ing it over to the Hawke’s Bay club for next year.

The five- day event saw 30 skilled wood­crafters come to­gether from all over the coun­try.

En­trants were di­vided into ran­dom teams of three and given chal­lenges.

Each team was also given Oa­maru stone to in­clude in one piece.

Chief or­gan­iser of the Pu­taruru event Ge­off Ad­di­son cre­ated a clock us­ing the stone.

‘‘We wanted to see how small we can turn it.’’

Ad­di­son said the event brings out the cre­ativ­ity in ev­ery turner.

‘‘You’re just push­ing the bound­aries all the time.’’

All the items were auc­tioned after the event.

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