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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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  • 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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  • Wood and Fire...small pots

    By Les Symonds

    Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 8:20 PM

    I'm having so much fun -playing with these scorch-bowls that I almost feel guilty about taking money for them (I'll soon get over that). A variety of finis...

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  • Chestnut vase/open turning

    By Dalboy

    Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 8:02 PM

    Just finished this Chestnut Burr today it stands 6 1/2" tall by 6 1/2" across. Finished with sander sealer and satin lacquer, I then gave it a wax with woo...

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  • Wood for food

    By Claude

    Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 8:59 PM

    [QUOTE=Robson Valley]The best thing I carved was a big fat kitchen prep fork.  Maybe 1" diameter x 14" length.Just 4 tines, one at each corner of the ...

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  • Wood for food

    By Robson Valley

    Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 7:57 PM

    The best thing I carved was a big fat kitchen prep fork.  Maybe 1" diameter x 14" length.Just 4 tines, one at each corner of the stock billet of birch...

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