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Christmas break

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Mark Baker

21 December 2016

This is the last day in the office now for a while and we are putting the finishing touches to items that need to be dealt with before Christmas, so we do not have to worry about things.I want to thank you all for your suggestions, thoughts, support, help and friendship. I very much value and treasu ...

The Christmas rush

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Mark Baker

5 December 2016

Christmas is almost here and I am feeling rather smug at the moment. That smugness is because I have officially sorted out and bought all the presents I needed to for Christmas and I need not worry about any more. The fact that my wife buys most of them so I have few to buy is neither here nor there ...

Carving at The North of England Woodworking Show

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Mark Baker

25 November 2016

The North of England Woodworking Show was a great success. There were plenty of woodcarvers who put on great displays to show what can be achieved and encourage others to give carving a try. Shows are a great way for clubs to show off what they are all about. Let’s face it, so many people do not nec ...

The future of carving

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Mark Baker

27 October 2016

I have been out and about a lot recently and having quite a few conversations regarding where carving is heading and also clubs and it has been very interesting to say the least. There are many carvers, but like many hobbies, the majority of them do not belong to clubs, they also do not necessarily  ...

Fun is a great motivator

Mark Baker

5 October 2016

When I visit clubs, shows and see carvers at various locations, I see the wonderful work being produced by people having fun. Fun is something that I think is most important as far as hobbies are concerned and also, if possible, a touch of fun from time-to-time in our day-to-day jobs. Humour and fun ...

Yandles

Mark Baker

13 September 2016

Last weekend I attended Yandle’s show in Martock, Somerset. A wonderful place, and I just love meeting up with the various clubs, organisations and the people there. This is always a great show, not only to catch up with people, but also to hunt out any bargains. Despite my best efforts, I spent mon ...

Travel pics

Mark Baker

8 September 2016

Many of you will no doubt have noticed that when I go on a trip anywhere (be that for work or holiday) I cannot help but take photos of what I have seen and what I find interesting. Now that is not different from many people and we are all interested in different things and take pictures to remind o ...

Asking questions

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Mark Baker

11 August 2016

It’s busy at Woodcarving HQ. Looking at all of the reader requests for articles likes, dislikes, design changes and articles people would like to see is always fun and shows that people are passionate about what they do and what they would like to see. Being passionate about something is great, wher ...

Re-designing

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Mark Baker

26 July 2016

It’s quite interesting when an update design-wise and article-wise occurs in a magazine. We know that personal tastes are highly subjective. We also know that not everyone agrees on what they want to see. One also faces the issues of what colours work for people, what size font they want to be able  ...

Need something?

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Mark Baker

19 July 2016

I was having a chat with a friend of mine the other day about a problem they had in the house, where they needed a specific item to solve the problem. It was something they wanted dealt with quickly and I said that the item they needed was available nearby, but they retorted to my comment that it wo ...

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