By popular demand, Stan Ceglinski, otherwise known as 'Big Stan', will again entertain the crowds with his amazing talents during his workshops at the Port Elliot Show on October 12 and 13.
The talented woodworker, who can transform a lump of timber into a stunningly elaborate musical instrument, was such a hit last year that organisers have invited him back to woo the crowds again!
Port Elliot Show spokesperson said Big Stan was a "big guy with a big heart" and a deep passion for timber.
"He really is the epitome of an old fashioned wood worker. This rough and ready guy has been delighting audiences as a showman in the grandest sense for many years," spokesperson said.
Using just a lump of timber, a drill and axe or a fro, he can knock up a three legged stool, a cricket bat or even a musical instrument in just a short space of time.
He not only can make a rough and ready musical instrument out of a lump of junk timber in minutes, but when complete, he will also show off his musical talents by even playing that instrument.
"Big Stan can also make the most beautiful stringed instruments out of incredibly diverse materials and again this year, he will be bringing lots of different timbers to work on during his free workshops over the weekend of the show," spokesperson said.
"This much sought after talented woodworker who performs at shows right around Australia where he draws huge crowds, will work with many magnificent timbers, including the very colourful Camphor Laurel, Australian red cedar, mango, silky oak to name but a few and he'll have these and other specialty timbers for sale at the show again this year."
Convener of the Woodwork section of the Port Elliot Show Doug Collins said he was delighted with the interest from the public last year and is very excited to have Big Stan back again for this year's show.
"Stan will play musical sets on his hand made guitars and if anyone in the audience can play, he will encourage them to join in for a jam. The workshops were extremely popular and crowds gathered around to watch the transformation of the unique timber talents of Stan unfold," Doug said.
The Port Elliot Show will be held this weekend of Saturday October 12 and Sunday October 13.
It's a great weekend of family fun with horses in action, continual entertainment, a dog show, live music, a ute muster, animals, hundreds of indoor and outdoor exhibits on display, free entry to the museum, market stalls and side shows.
It even has magic shows, dancers, stilt walkers, the flying cowgirl, animals, a farm nursery, kiddies workshops and roving performances around the grounds will delight the crowds throughout the two day event. Visitors to the show will be able to gain free entry to the Port Elliot Historical Museum which is housed within the ground.
For more information visit the website www.portelliotshow.com.au