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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 dunkhooper

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 8:33 PM

    Definitely beech. I have had lots with this same type of spalting in. It's lovely wood and your bowl looks great to. Duncan 

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  • Unknown wood

    By ron.d

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 8:20 PM

    I had piece of Alder burr offewred to me, make bowl I could keep threst! i made bits for the club tombola. It looked exactly like your piece, the alder is ...

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  • Unknown wood

    By Dalboy

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 6:13 PM

    Thank you all.My first thought was maple but I have some of that, then sycamore or beech as already suggested.Here are some photos of some blanks before tu...

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  • What lathe?

    By Handcrafter

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 6:05 AM

    I'm relatively new to turning - got the hang of the basics, very much enjoying it, but wondering whether to upgrade my lathe which is a Record Power DML18S...

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  • Jammed faceplate

    By Handcrafter

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 5:47 AM

    I've been doing (and writing about) joinery/cabinetmaking for many years and recently started turning on a Record Power DML18SH. With it came Alan Holtham'...

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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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