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Mark Baker

Mark Baker

Exciting times

25 June 2018

Anyone that knows me or reads the magazines I edit know that I have an interesting juggling act which results in a hectic but oh so interesting life. I do wonder how I would feel if my life were not so hectic. Would I miss the hubbub or would I find that place of quiet that I seek and find in other  ...

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  • Polymorphous bowl form

    By PhilipS

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 7:21 AM

    Thanks for you comment Stewart. Yes it does offer all kinds of possibilities that I am only just beginning to explore. Takes much time to understand the so...

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  • I thought I was being clever!

    By bodrighy

    Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:41 PM

    Making tools from old bench tools or any old carbon steel is always a risk not worth taking IMHO. The metal is very hard and brittle and not made for the s...

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  • I thought I was being clever!

    By Ian Thorn

    Friday, September 21, 2018 - 9:36 PM

    My thoughts are the blade had a stress fracture from it's use in the planer . If we think about it in it's life as a planer blade it was made to be used in...

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  • I thought I was being clever!

    By Peter T

    Friday, September 21, 2018 - 4:27 PM

    I made myself a dovetail scraper from an old planer blade (about 25 by 5 mm section) left over from an old Multico planer. I have other newer planer blades...

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  • Ukon

    By sammysam

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 7:41 PM

    Lovely bowl, the addition of the staple gives it character.

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  • Ukon

    By Neil Lawton

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 5:09 PM

    Thanks Derek!

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  • Polymorphous bowl form

    By StewartF

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 4:04 PM

    Very nicely done - opens up lots of design possibilities. I really like the colouring work and the texturing around the face has a very organic look. I'd love to be able to pick it up!

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  • Polymorphous bowl form

    By PhilipS

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:42 AM

    Thanks for your comment Ian. The only hand work was 30 mins on lathe and approx 2hrs finishing. All the rest is CNC cut including the texture.

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