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Archive - 2011

Merry Christmas from Woodcarving

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Mark Baker

22 December 2011

It’s that time of year again. Our repro date for carving isn’t until the middle of January but it isn’t that far away. We are busy with the magazine and working in your suggestions for improving it. It seems the cover for the current issue has caused a lot of debate. I find what people are creating  ...

The Christmas Crunch

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Mark Baker

16 December 2011

The Christmas crunch is upon us and the melee that is the shortened production cycles is keeping us on our toes even more than usual. As mentioned in my last blog I have had loads of wonderful conversations with many of you and have loads of ideas to work with. I have been very busy working with aut ...

Carving the Turkey

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Miriam Bentham

9 December 2011

At this time of year, carving becomes even more of a useful skill than it normally is. The ability to create handmade and beautiful Christmas presents should never be underestimated. In our bruised-and beaten-economy, we are maxed-out and over-drawn up to our necks and thinking of what to buy our lo ...

Woodcraft Wales

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Mark Baker

2 December 2011

I am busy planning future issues of the magazine taking on your suggestions and requests as I do so. Do keep your ideas coming as they do help shape the magazine. I think it reasonable to say that there will be some changes in future issues of Woodcarving magazine, in accordance with readers" re ...

Arts or Crafts?

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Miriam Bentham

18 November 2011

It’s been quite a week for the Woodworkers Institute; we’ve broken the 500,000 pages-viewed barrier this month and we’re pretty pleased about it. We can also confirm that Institute readers from 160 countries around the world are regularly logging on. Our global appeal is official. Issue 124 of Woodc ...

Woodworking in Schools

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Mark Baker

11 November 2011

I have often written about how I believe the lack of metalworking and woodworking classes in schools has had a detrimental effect on our children’s learning. Seeing machinery and equipment sitting unused is very sad. There are still some schools, which offer such things and all credit to them, but t ...

Proper Planning

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Mark Baker

3 November 2011

I am back from my week’s holiday, or rather a supposed holiday – I did a lot of work that week – and all worked out well. There is nothing like good planning to make life a little easier down the line. I absolutely hate getting caught out with something that I should have been able to for see. I rem ...

Itchy fingers

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Miriam Bentham

27 October 2011

Hello everyone. As you know Mark is on holiday, which leaves me to write this week’s blog. My first month as Deputy on Woodcarving is drawing to a close, and what a month it has been! I’ve learned a lot; I’ve had many interesting conversations with readers and contributors alike and am thoroughly en ...

Back in the Hot Seat

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Mark Baker

19 October 2011

It’s fun being back in the hot seat and I’m enjoying catching up with many of you and finding out what you have all been making. Over the coming months I am planning some changes – all based on your comments – and this will result in a broader variety of areas covered and also more articles in the m ...

All change on Woodcarving magazine

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Mark Baker

5 October 2011

Hello all, It is time to say hello and introduce myself to those of you who do not know me already. As group editor of the woodworking magazines my responsibilities are myriad and many will know that I am also the editor of Woodturning magazine. For those with a long memory, I was editor of Woodcarv ...

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