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Wood Carving

Mark Baker

Mark Baker

Christmas is nearly here

19 October 2017

Autumn is here and there is a rush of people getting back in the workshop after summer holidays and other ventures. After the summer people want to spend time in the workshop, often trying to get things done for Christmas. Looking at the attendance of shows and club meetings, and through conversations with people, there is no doubt that for many this is one of the most productive times of year.

Woodturning

Mark Baker

Mark Baker

Autumn is here

21 September 2017

The leaves on some of my maple trees are changing colour now. Looking down from the office window over the lower levels of Lewes, many of the trees in view are in various stages of that leaf colour change. I love this time of year. In fact autumn and spring are my two favourite months. I love seeing the growth in spring and the colours develop and likewise, the colours and changes in autumn and the slow but inexorable decline of the plants into their winter slumber.

Furniture & Cabinetmaking

Derek Jones

Derek Jones

European Woodworking Show

25 August 2017

Very excited once again to be contributing to the spectacle that is the European Woodworking Show in a few weeks time at Cressing Temple Barns in Essex. The official word is that this will be the last show on account of Mike Handcock and the team at Classic Hand Tools having run themselves ragged ev ...

Woodworking Crafts

Anthony Bailey

Anthony Bailey

Plumb Crazy- Editor's Blog

24 August 2017

This week just gone, I have been ripping out our old bathroom sink and building a cabinet framework for a new (old), big and impressive sink which we paid £8 at our local recycling centre