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Happy Christmas from Woodcarving

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Mark Baker

18 December 2013

This is going to be the last blog of 2013 just before I break up for the holiday. I will be busy during my break, but one of the few of the things I am after is a new 60° "V" tool and two veiners: one 1-2mm one and one about 4mm. I suppose I am fortunate in my job to be able to access quite  ...

Carving in Venice

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Mark Baker

12 December 2013

Christmas is nearly here. The response to which will be either one of joy or bah humbug. I am not sure which camp I fit in other than knowing it is costing me money. I am apparently being a pain… Nothing new there many will say. I am a a pain because I have not told people want I want, so am being t ...

Christmas carvings

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Mark Baker

4 December 2013

In the scheme of things, it is getting near Christmas and I know people are making things for presents and fun. I saw, but sadly didn’t photograph, a most delightful reindeer and a wickedly funny and jovial Santa recently. On speaking to the carvers concerned they said that they had a lot of fun car ...

Carving is infectious

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Mark Baker

27 November 2013

Woodcarving is one of those subjects that just gets under your skin. It is unlike some woodworking disciplines where you are somehow constrained in how or what can be produced without some other discipline/aspect being bought to bear to ring the changes. Carving is so broad in its possibilities that ...

Carved Christmas gifts

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Mark Baker

19 November 2013

As many of you read all the blogs, from my Woodturning blog you will see that I will be up at the woodworking show in Harrogate later this week. I am looking forward to meeting up with the carving groups there to see what they have been up to. I loved what was being made last year and hope to catch  ...

So long folks!

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Simon Frost

12 November 2013

Afternoon carvers, hope you are all having a great week. I am writing today to let you know that this is my last day as Deputy Editor of Woodcarving magazine. I’ve had a fantastic time working on the mag and it has been wonderful getting to know the contributors and readers, and learning so much abo ...

A snippet from Venice...

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Simon Frost

5 November 2013

Mark is a little busy catching up with everything after his week in Venice, so before he gets round to posting his next blog, here are a few of his holiday snaps! What Venice is known best for - gondolas on the canals The canals do have a tendency to flood every now and then! The Italians know how t ...

Away to Venice!

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Mark Baker

24 October 2013

In my blog for Woodturning magazine, I mentioned I will be on holiday next week in Italy. What I didn’t say was that this time I will be in Venice. My wife has been but it is place that I am yet to visit. I had a wonderful time in Florence last year and am sure that Venice will be just as wonderful. ...

Dead spooky...

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Simon Frost

17 October 2013

Hey! I hope you"ve been able to do little more than gouge away at your benches during the stormy weather this week, although Thursday has turned out to be a pretty lovely day. Allow me to say oh my golly! I"m amazed and blown away by just what carvers have been doing all over the world; but  ...

The creative process

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Mark Baker

8 October 2013

The world of carving is a fascinating one. I have commented on this before, but there are so many subjects that one can choose to make into something that it is wonderful to see the diversity that is woodcarving; but the question always remains the same for me – how do people pick what they do? I mu ...

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