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Archive - 2012

Shaken not burred

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Miriam Bentham

19 December 2012

Hello everyone Here"s my last blog of 2012. It"s only a short one, but I wanted to wish you all the best for the festive season. I hope those carvers that will be handcrafting exceptional artefacts for their loved ones are at least on to the finishing stages by now, or Christmas Eve will be  ...

Turning is learning

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Mark Baker

5 December 2012

I had a chuckle over Miriam’s blog. A Toblerone would be OK, but a Chocolate Orange would be a nice little treat for me. I agree that Christmas seems to arrive earlier each year but even more worrying is that I don’t see any Easter eggs on display yet. You watch, January 2nd and they will be on disp ...

Ho-ho-hold on a minute, it''s not actually Christmas yet

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Miriam Bentham

28 November 2012

Every year, even more complained about than the cold weather is the ever-earlier arrival of Christmas. You start to notice chocolate oranges on sale around September, then, insipidly, an armoury of festive consumables begins to invade your dreams. There are selection boxes adorned with snowmen, toys ...

Short but sweet

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Mark Baker

21 November 2012

This blog is going to be short and sweet. I am working through everything I can today as I am off to North of England Woodworking show tomorrow, setting up for the show which runs from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th November 2012 and you know what it is like, everything needs doing now and there will be ...

More images from Florence

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Mark Baker

15 November 2012

I said that I would probably bore you with my trip to Florence, and here is further comment on some of the things I saw. The doors and window details around Florence were wonderful; there were so many designs and styles. The Baptistry of St John next to the Duomo is an octagonal structure built betw ...

I''m back

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Mark Baker

9 November 2012

I have been back in the office for a couple of days now and it already seems so long ago that I was on holiday. Suffice to say that my wife and I loved it. There was so much to see and do that invariably we ran out of time. The weather was very mixed, one day it was wipe-out rain and the next mixed, ...

I''m back

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Mark Baker

9 November 2012

I have been back in the office for a couple of days now and it already seems so long ago that I was on holiday. Suffice to say that my wife and I loved it. There was so much to see and do that invariably we ran out of time. The weather was very mixed, one day it was wipe-out rain and the next mixed, ...

A holiday in Florence

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Mark Baker

26 October 2012

Well, my holiday is upon me and I am looking forward to going to Florence. It will be nice to take a break. I have only had the odd day off here and there this year and have, it must be said, used those days to visit some lovely locations. The locations visited, usually centred around fly fishing lo ...

Difficult jobs

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Mark Baker

19 October 2012

In the midst of all the hubbub of daily life we often forget to make time for ourselves. One such way of doing this is in our workshops. It is our space and place to do as we choose and have a bit of time just to shut everything else out. I know that for many carvers, the time taken on a piece is no ...

Carving for charity

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Mark Baker

10 October 2012

I am constantly amazed at the productivity of carvers and how many clubs are carving items which are then sold to support local and national charities. Go to any show and there is likely to be a club stand whereby there will be something in the form of a raffle with carvings to be won or items for s ...

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