Woodworking from the heart for Richard Power
WHEN it comes to matters of the heart and following your dream Richard Power of Maintongoon has thrown caution to the wind and taken on his passion of woodworking.
Recently joining the Made in Mansfield Group to showcase what he can achieve with raw wood, Richard has given up his past life and taken up his woodworking as a full time job.
“You will often see me out on farms and walking the hills with a backpack and chainsaw looking for those beautiful old matured pieces of wood that can be turned into bowls and other items,” Richard said.
“I also have a big chainsaw with a mill attachment on it so I cut slabs which I turn into bowls, trays, plates, small coffee tables.
“I am trying to take something that is nature’s waste product and turn it into something that will last for a few generations to come, rather than have it rotting into the ground.
“Everything I make is from old timbers - timber that has been lying in the paddocks for a long time.”
Having travelled and worked around the world Richard has always had a connection with the High Country as his family has owned a property at Maintongoon for more than three generations.