Local engineer Nigel Longman hosted local Rotarians at his Cromwell Luggate highway workshop recently.  Nigel did his training in multiple trades in Australia but has been living in Cromwell since 2009 and running his main workshop in Rogers St since 2014.  His more recent move to Lowburn has allowed him to maintain his primary engineering base in town, while at the same time pursue his long held hobby involving the more creative side of his trade.  His large premises named 'The Metal Effect' now boast the necessary additional pieces of machinery and tools with which to do the sometimes quite delicate work, and a significant display of large and small art pieces for gardens walls and decks surrounds his new building.  Included in these are a very impressive working BBQ and water wheel.  Nigel commented that with the upcoming Wanaka Show where he will be exhibiting, he does not expect to get less busy anytime soon.  After the last one he had orders for 20 outdoor fire pizza ovens ! 

Pictured here is Nigel showing his visitors the design features of his heavy duty BBQ
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