Woodworkers Institute Blogs


Wood Carving

Mark Baker

Mark Baker


20 February 2017

Whether you carve classical items from statuary to ornamentation, caricatures to animals or fish, whether you carve using hand tools, knives or power carving tools, the primary reason the majority of people carve is for fun. Yes, we may have a bias to carve any of the above or something completely d ...


Mark Baker

Workshop heating

16 February 2017

As I look out of the office window at the sunshine over the South Downs, I am mindful of how we are still in Winter and that while it is a warm(ish) day today, the temperature fluctuates from quite mild to cold, quickly. A lot of chatter has occurred recently about workshop heating. It always does t ...

Furniture & Cabinetmaking

Derek Jones

Teaching and demonstrations

3 February 2017

Excellent, that’s January out the way, which means I’m only a couple of months away from the start of my 2017 teaching and demo schedule. The day job and other commitments mean that for the time being these will be largely focussed at short sharp weekend courses in the South East. Some of the tools  ...

Woodworking Crafts

Anthony Bailey

Start as you mean to go on….

3 February 2017

This year is turning out to be quite busy as I expected to be quite honest. I’m doing various work at one of our local community halls, I’ve now been co-opted on to the committee on account of my practical skills – sometimes it pays not to let people know you are quite good at dealing with problems… ...