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After a successful career as an accountant and lawyer, Kerryn Carter found true joy with saws and jigs.

When Kerryn Carter was a young girl growing up in Newcastle, she would often sit in her father’s workshop, watching him craft things from nothing. A master welder at BHP who then became a woodwork teacher, Carter’s father would not only build a wooden chest, he would make the metal hinges and handles while Carter played around with offcuts. When the family wasn’t able to afford a BMX, her father built one from old bike parts.

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