The votes are in for most popular Student Award entry

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We asked you to vote and you certainly did!

In fact 5837 votes were recorded on the Facebook album created for the 88 entries we received for AWR’s Student Awards 2018. A vote equalled a like or reaction and the tally was taken at midday January 30, 2019.

The most popular and indeed brilliant work was none other than that of Joe Cornish, who last year attended Nuriootpa High School in South Australia. With the help of his teacher, Rainer Kahl, Joe designed and made the Electric Violin shown here. Joe received a massive 645 votes.

As Joe said: ‘As a student of music, I have designed an electric violin to make as my year 12 major project as it is a new instrument I would like to learn. Construction techniques involved steam bending, laminating different species of timber, woodturning and shaping of timber using traditional tools such as a spokeshave.’

Joe will receive two beautiful Luban block planes, standard and low angle,  generously sponsored by Timbecon.

The main award recipients for Student Awards 2018 have already been determined by judges Carol Russell and Darren Fry, both of whom have been sworn to secrecy.

We'll announce all award winners and feature their work in the next issue of Australian Wood Review. To receive your copy, subscribe to the magazine, print and/or digital here.

The awards to be determined, their sponsors and the prizes they will receive are:

• OVERALL BEST, CARBATEC: Gift Card to the value of $4000

• BEST DESIGN, TRITON TOOLS: TWX7 Workcentre inc Clamping Table, 2400W Plunge Router and Superjaws System, value $3500

• BEST HAND SKILLS, BEST ABRASIVES: Mirka Deros 5650 Random Orbital Sander Kit, value $1028

• BEST USE OF NATIVE TIMBERS, HARE & FORBES: Gift card to the value of $500


AWR Student Awards 2018 are proudly sponsored by


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