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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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  • Little footed bowl

    By JJF

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 8:43 PM

    nice work

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  • Little footed bowl

    By Neil Lawton

    Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 5:59 PM

    4" x 1 1.4" in Turkey Oak Slight uneven rim on a soft spot!C+C welcome

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  • Nova lathe problems

    By wj

    Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 1:59 PM

    Hi Ian,I tried what you suggested but to no avail.  The circuit is only two years old and did not have any dust visible in and around it.  I am s...

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  • Poppy.

    By gregmcateer

    Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:39 PM

    Nice one, Neil.This evening I was actually thinking about trying to turn a poppy, as I sat in my daughter's sixth form open evening talk and say all the ce...

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  • Poppy.

    By StewartF

    Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:38 PM

    Very nicely, done. Neil. A fitting tribute to the many who gave their lives.

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  • Poppy.

    By Neil Lawton

    Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:19 PM

    Just sprayed with Lacquer and yet to decide on a base. Turned on 3 centres.Turkey Oak stained red with an Ebony button. Ash veneer, Sycamore, and a twig sp...

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  • Green turning

    By john@jpeachey.co.uk

    Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:23 PM

    Pete,Thanks for that.I was under the impression that allowing the bowls to go mouldy was a bad thing, especially if I hope that at least one will end up a...

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  • Green turning

    By Dalboy

    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 11:28 PM

    This is the start of the spalting process. It depends on how the wood is stored if it is left in a damp area then this can happen quite fast depending on t...

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