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Carving on turned work

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Mark Baker

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.

Achievement

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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 ...

Knife carving

Mark Baker

3 February 2017

A while back I touched on the subject of carving and commented that there is a large growth in the popularity of power carving and also knife carving. This upward trend continues at a pace and I have loved seeing what people are making. Power carving is quick, but of course there are the issues of t ...

Christmas break

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Mark Baker

21 December 2016

This is the last day in the office now for a while and we are putting the finishing touches to items that need to be dealt with before Christmas, so we do not have to worry about things.I want to thank you all for your suggestions, thoughts, support, help and friendship. I very much value and treasu ...

The Christmas rush

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Mark Baker

5 December 2016

Christmas is almost here and I am feeling rather smug at the moment. That smugness is because I have officially sorted out and bought all the presents I needed to for Christmas and I need not worry about any more. The fact that my wife buys most of them so I have few to buy is neither here nor there ...

Carving at The North of England Woodworking Show

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Mark Baker

25 November 2016

The North of England Woodworking Show was a great success. There were plenty of woodcarvers who put on great displays to show what can be achieved and encourage others to give carving a try. Shows are a great way for clubs to show off what they are all about. Let’s face it, so many people do not nec ...

The future of carving

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Mark Baker

27 October 2016

I have been out and about a lot recently and having quite a few conversations regarding where carving is heading and also clubs and it has been very interesting to say the least. There are many carvers, but like many hobbies, the majority of them do not belong to clubs, they also do not necessarily  ...

Fun is a great motivator

Mark Baker

5 October 2016

When I visit clubs, shows and see carvers at various locations, I see the wonderful work being produced by people having fun. Fun is something that I think is most important as far as hobbies are concerned and also, if possible, a touch of fun from time-to-time in our day-to-day jobs. Humour and fun ...

Yandles

Mark Baker

13 September 2016

Last weekend I attended Yandle’s show in Martock, Somerset. A wonderful place, and I just love meeting up with the various clubs, organisations and the people there. This is always a great show, not only to catch up with people, but also to hunt out any bargains. Despite my best efforts, I spent mon ...

Travel pics

Mark Baker

8 September 2016

Many of you will no doubt have noticed that when I go on a trip anywhere (be that for work or holiday) I cannot help but take photos of what I have seen and what I find interesting. Now that is not different from many people and we are all interested in different things and take pictures to remind o ...

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6 April 2017
Carving on turned work

20 February 2017
Achievement

3 February 2017
Knife carving

21 December 2016
Christmas break

5 December 2016
The Christmas rush

25 November 2016
Carving at The North of England Woodworking Show

27 October 2016
The future of carving

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