Heralding from Waitpinga on the Fleurieu Peninsula, Wayne Dale’s creative skills in moulding, shaping, contouring, finish and presentation of timber as art, have flourished since the 60’s.
Enticed into surfboard shaping and building after an early career in panel beating and spray painting, Wayne has always had an eye for the beauty of timber. Wayne appreciates that each piece of timber has its own unique character which can be warm, soft, rich and gnarly with interesting colours and grains. It’s these qualities that Wayne enjoys and endeavours to showcase by creating items that are functional for use or display if desired.
Wayne first put his hand to woodturning some 15-20 years ago and now in his retirement, he enjoys being a founding member of the Fleurieu Woodturners group based in Victor Harbor.