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Archive - 2015

Christmas plans

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Mark Baker

22 December 2015

Well, it is almost time for Christmas. I will be here on Christmas Eve alongside one colleague in the office. It sounds sad, but there will be lots to do even on that day - nothing stops for holidays and just because we have a couple of days off the articles still have to get done. I remember when I ...

A strange time

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Mark Baker

7 December 2015

In the run up to Christmas, it is a strange time for clubs. It is usually the time for the Christmas get-togethers - although many now have their annual dinner or similar in January or February. That makes sense to me, to be honest. You try booking a large club dinner event this time of year! It is  ...

Project time

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Mark Baker

2 December 2015

I know there are some aspects of what we do as carver that require an inordinate amount of concentration, some items we tackle are done in short sharp bursts. Others projects - usually the less complex - can be done in one sitting so to speak. The desire of many people is for faster quicker projects ...

Blog response

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Mark Baker

24 November 2015

Well, I did wonder what response my last blog had and I can tell you 20 people have contacted me to let me know what they are making, what their club is doing or things I might find interesting and follow up on. Thank you to all who responded, but it does show that the vast majority who read it have ...

Reader involvement

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Mark Baker

16 November 2015

One of the things we always try to feature in Woodcarving magazine is community news and also features on what carvers are making. I do not care whether items are from a club or other such organizations, or even individuals be they amateur or professionals, I honestly do not care as everyone has a s ...

Club promotion

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Mark Baker

11 November 2015

I find it funny when I receive calls connected with clubs and associations and from people bemoaning the fact that they do not get many enquiries from potential new members. I think you know where this is going. Anyway, I invariably nod my head in understanding and then I fire out the questions and  ...

November events

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Mark Baker

3 November 2015

This week on the 7th and 8th there is an event at the Toolpost in Didcot, Oxforshire. www.toolpost.co.uk Later this month on the 20th-22nd November is the North of England Woodworking show in Harrogate. www.skpromotions.co.uk Both events are excellent - although very different in nature - and provid ...

Inspired

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Briony Darnley

30 October 2015

I have recently received a lovely email from a reader, who was inspired by author Bob Jubb and his hedgehogs, to create his very own! It"s really great to get these letters and emails from readers, to see how our authors help to inspire with their designs. Is there an author"s work that has  ...

Animal inspiration

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Mark Baker

6 October 2015

I am receiving ever more requests for dimensions, plans and multi-angle views of animals and birds in order for people to then adjust and/or replicate them for carving the items. Horses, gorillas, monkeys, gorilla, orangutan, deer/stags, lions, tigers and elephants are the main animals requested at  ...

Knife carving

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Mark Baker

1 October 2015

I am going to comment on knife carving again due to its continuing growth in popularity. In addition to knife carving, the use of pyrography units and power carving tools are on the rise too. Now, that is not to say that carving using traditional tools is declining, it is more a comment that the oth ...

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