Woodworkers Institute Blogs



Mark Baker

Mark Baker

Woodworking clubs & organisations

22 May 2017

As I travel about seeing various people, items, events and so on, it is evident that there is a lot of activity on the part of people, manufacturers and organisations to develop ideas and to get them done.

Wood Carving

Mark Baker

Mark Baker

Carving on turned work

6 April 2017

I have often commented about the increasing number of turnings that have carved elements on them. This trend seems to be ever increasing. I tease turners by saying that turning is only a powered form of carving anyway so you may as well add more elements to the work. Some take up the challenge but whatever people choose to do, this trend of carving on turned work is ever increasing as is evident of the work seen at a recent event in Australia called Turnfest.

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… ...