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June 22, 2024 3:59 PM

David destined to display

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BY DI SNEDDON

David Gallaghan likes his woodwork to inspire and intrigue.

This year he intended to have his work on display in the woodwork section at Singleton Show to add to the woodwork exhibition space.  For David it is not about the competition but more about the opportunity to showcase what he has created.

YOU could stare at David Gallaghan’s woodwork for hours.  Once you hear the story behind the creation, you could stare at his work even longer.  Like the model of the 1895 Queenslander home he made that attracted just as much interest from architects as it did builders when it first went on display.  It comes complete with miniature studwork, exposed roof beams so you can see inside the construction and one of the rooms even has a tiny sawhorse carefully placed.

Last year David took out champion woodwork at Singleton Show with an intricate clock he made from discarded pallets.  Since winning that award he has added carved flowers onto the clock.  This year he intended to showcase some work he has been doing with geodesic design in a replica of the satellite dish at Parks.

“I really just want people to see my work, not so much to win the competition and I was preparing a few things for display at Singleton Show but it is not to be,” David said from his Westbrook home.

David said he has tinkered with wood all his life and hoped that his creations would encourage younger people to pick up the craft.  That encouragement always happened through the woodwork exhibition space at Singleton Show.

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