Woodworkers Institute Blogs



Mark Baker

Mark Baker

Up to my neck in it...

20 June 2017

As I write this I am, as the title says, up to my neck in things trying to make sure everything is done in an orderly manner in the time slots prescribed. To compound time issues, I am about to visit the AAW symposium in Kansas city – no pun intended, but a flying visit time wise, will see me fly ou ...

Wood Carving

Mark Baker

Mark Baker

Carvings are all around us

7 June 2017

I have often commented on people not being aware of our surroundings when they are busy dashing to and from various locations. In many towns there are examples of carvings that are all too often missed or not known about. Churches, municipal sculptural works, older timber-framed houses, even modern corporate buildings may have carved details that we miss on our travels.

Woodworking Crafts

Anthony Bailey

Anthony Bailey

Catch Up

26 May 2017

Hi Everyone, I don’t know about you but like it or not I use social media rather a lot. Recently I seem to be doing quite a bit of Facebook and Twitter but my Pinterest, Instagram and this blog column have got a bit left behind. Truth is there aren’t enough hours in the day to keep updating them all ...

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  ...