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Tool sharpening

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Mark Baker

8 February 2016

I was doing a bit of chip carving the other day, trying out something someone had shown me and it just didn’t work right. I was following the person’s instructions to the letter and it took me a few minutes to work out that I had inadvertently created a nasty radius on my knife when honing it. I nor ...

Leader response

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Mark Baker

2 February 2016

Thank you to everyone who has contacted me regarding my latest blogs and comments in Woodcarving magazine. Your feedback is always welcome, and it helps to keep me up-to-date with what is happening and how people are feeling about certain subjects. One subject people are talking about is that of a l ...

Holding back

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Mark Baker

27 January 2016

I have mentioned before that in the main carvers carve for the challenge and fun of something. Those trying to make a living from it is under a whole different set of strictures and challenges, but nonetheless, all the people I have talked to say that it can be a lot of fun too. So "fun" bei ...

Happy New Year!

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Mark Baker

6 January 2016

Happy New year to all. Shaping wood by whatever method is therapeutic. There are numerous ways to end up with a given shape, but we happen to choose carving as out chosen route, although many will use power tools and machinery to create the rough shape first before using hand or power carving tools  ...

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 ...

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Nigel Morris

9 December 2015

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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 ...

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