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Woodturning

Mark Baker

Mark Baker

British Woodturner of the Year winners announced at Celebrating British craft exhibition

23 May 2019

The winners of the 2019 British Woodturner of the Year Competition, run in association with Axminster Tools & Machinery, were announced at the Celebrating British Craft exhibition, held at the Oxo Tower in London from 8th May -19th May.

Stephen Spanyol won the Professional Turner category with his set of stacking boxes, Nick Simpson was named Amateur Turner of the Year for his Steampunk-inspired piece, Breakfast with the Alchemist and the Young Turner award went to Nathanael Griffiths for his segmented vase.

Furniture & Cabinetmaking

Derek Jones

Derek Jones

Welcome to......progression

15 May 2019

At the heart of every project lies a framework of design and development that’s not always apparent to the casual observer. If that sounds a little elitist it’s not meant to be because like most (or some) people I’m not an expert in everything and now and then take things for granted.

Good design on its own is often hard to spot so it takes a few bad examples to pass our way before we see its benefits. 

Wood Carving

Mark Baker

Mark Baker

Lonely carvers

15 May 2019

My recent comments have resulted in a lot of calls, emails and letters from readers. Thank you for that. I have enjoyed reading them all and it is wonderful hearing what people are up to and making. Do keep the correspondence coming. 

Woodworking Crafts

Anthony Bailey

Anthony Bailey

A different way of working

7 May 2019

In this month’s Woodworking Crafts magazine our feature is about Lotta Boholm Wall from Långserud, Sweden. She is a chainsaw carver who likes to have fun creating artworks in wood using a chainsaw.

She isn’t alone as a female chainsaw carver – I did a feature on Ella Fielding, Tree Pirate, for sister magazine Woodcarving a while ago and I know there are others out there wielding what many still regard as a dangerous machine to create marvels from tree trunks.