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Mark Baker

Mark Baker

For the love of timber

10 June 2019

It is interesting that many young people do not know what they really want to do when they leave education. I think that comment would apply to many of us. I think I’ve mentioned in the past that I had two things I loved and wanted to work within. The dominant thought was to be a geochemist, the s ...

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  • Unknown wood

    By Ian Thorn

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 10:21 PM

    Nice & looks like very spalted beech needs sharp tools and lots of sanding seal as you go Ian

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  • Unknown wood

    By Neil Lawton

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 8:59 PM

    Very nice Derek!Looks like some Silver Birch I had.

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  • Unknown wood

    By Les Symonds

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 7:08 PM

    Just spotted this elsewhere....my money is on spalted beech.Les

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  • Unknown wood

    By Dalboy

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 5:42 PM

    I have managed to get quite a bit of time in the shed lately which makes a change.I am not sure where this wood came from but I have a couple of pieces of ...

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  • Chestnut vase/open turning

    By Dalboy

    Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 9:26 PM

    Thank you both even though the rim is a little thick it was so that I could keep and show the nodules intact. The bottom photo makes it look thicker than i...

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  • Wood and Fire...small pots

    By Dalboy

    Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 9:22 PM

    very nice Les simple designs and simple decoration but it makes them stand out. I have just been given some European Oak which could do with something to l...

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  • Chestnut vase/open turning

    By CHJ

    Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 9:21 PM

    [QUOTE=Les Symonds] . If I have one reservation, it's that I feel it's a little heavy.Les[/QUOTE] Similar thoughts myself when I first saw it, I guess Der...

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  • Chestnut vase/open turning

    By Les Symonds

    Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 8:42 PM

    What a cracking little piece of timber and great that you kept the twig nodules intact...bags of interest in it...bags to look at and you were so right not...

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