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Woodturning

Mark Baker

Mark Baker

Do you have something to say?

6 September 2019

I was recently involved in a conversation with a group of people centred on a club they all belonged to where there had been some discussions among members as to future planning and the direction the club was heading. Apparently, some of the points discussed became heated and some people became argumentative. I must admit that the mischievous me just chuckled.

The contentious issues involved yearly fees, club finances, presentations/events for the year, events to attend and people to help bring about the discussed agreed-on issues. Does this sound familiar?

Woodworking Crafts

Anthony Bailey

Anthony Bailey

Hello everyone and welcome to the autumn issue of Woodworking Crafts

30 August 2019

Chairs – I’ve made a few...

Our lead article is about chairmaking. Many cabinetmakers don’t like trying to make chairs because trying to create complicated asymmetric profiles that are comfortable and easy on the eye can be a challenge too far.

For us ordinary ‘shed’ woodworkers it represents even more of a challenge – a hill, a mountain even, to climb, not worth the effort and stress involved. And yet, it is one of those things where your skill and design eye can really shine, where a rectangular box- shaped cabinet often does not.

Furniture & Cabinetmaking

Derek Jones

Derek Jones

Welcome to......the future

30 August 2019

I have been at the helm of F&C for 10 years I am now moving on to pastures new. It has been a privilege to work and talk with such wonderful craftspeople from around the world. The 20 working day production cycles certainly kept me on my toes and it will be a different pace of life from here on in but just as interesting.

Wood Carving

Mark Baker

Mark Baker

Work smart

15 August 2019

I often encounter carvers who know want they want to carve but don’t quite get round to it. Having written that comment, I don’t mean that people cite running out of time, which we all know is the main reason people don’t get round to doing something, but instead, the original comment pertains to people saying they are not sure how to start or do some aspect of what they wish to make.