Early weekend

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Michelle Robertson

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

This is a short week of sorts for me as I have tomorrow and Friday off from work, so today is busy for me trying to do all the bits and pieces I would normally have done over the next two days. Glad to say we got Woodcarving 117 off to repro ok. It"s a rather special one in that the winners of the Woodcarving Competition will be revealed. The pages are looking good and I hope you all enjoy them. Plus this is also the Christmas issue so we have a few related articles for you, such as some Santas, an angel, and a list of must-have goodies every carver will find useful to put on their wish lists under the tree. Plus we have a couple of crackers for you with pheasant feather carving with Bill Prickett, a rather special koi carp carving with Chris Pye, techniques for carving netsuke with Peter Benson, a weekend Tudor Rose with Steve Bisco and a look at the wonderful chainsaw carvings at this year"s Festival of the Tree at Westonbirt. I"m looking forward to seeing this issue in print and it goes on sale 28 October.

Oh and if any of you have a free weekend coming up, have a look at the European Woodworking Show at Cressing Temple Barns, Essex. This looks to be a great show, it certainly was last year, and this year it is returning bigger and better, so get yourselves down to Essex either Saturday or Sunday (or both days). The BWA will be there to showcase some of their lovely work, as well as demos from our Peter Berry. Also look out for big names such as Flexcut, The Austrian Woodcarving School and Pfeil who will be at the show, along with woodturning demos, traditional crafts, machinery, food and storytelling! It sounds absolutely fantastic! For further info, go to the

European Woodworking website

OK had better get back on with looking at Woodcarving and Woodworking, Plans & Projects. Have a great week, enjoy the weekend and catch you all on Monday. Hopefully I will have the gables in position on the workshop/shed and by then I may have worked out how to put pictures on the blogs. Take care all!

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