Quality is better than quantity.
That showed when Jacob Casey won the joinery competition at the Australian WorldSkills Championship in August even though he didn't finish his task.
The Choice Interiors employee was delighted but surprised to be announced as the winner during an online event in Perth on Wednesday, October 27.
"I wasn't expecting it, but I'm glad I won," Casey said.
"I got a plan and did a full-sized drawing first.
"Then I had to build a pentagon frame with angle joints and three curve bars in the middle.
"I knew that nine out of the 11 joints were done well, but I ran out of time.
"I was unsure about the last two."
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In the 14 hours of competitions, he was judged on how precisely and accurately he did his drawing as well as conformation and internal and external joints.
"The judges pulled my design apart, got the callipers out and measured everything to make sure the size was right," he said.
"They also gave marks on how good it looked on the outside and how accurate it was to the plan."
Casey put in a lot of work to prepare for the competition.
"I was only given one week notice to get ready because we weren't sure if it would go ahead," he said.
"I already work seven hours at work, but I had to stay back until 11 at night to practice."
He will now go to Shanghai next year for the international competition.
Jacob Casey has been given plans to practice with.
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