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Mark Baker

Mark Baker

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18 November 2019

I am having one of those days when I have been fielding calls, emails and conversations in which people are vexed, fractious and moaning about things. I am going share with you a few of my comments regarding said subjects. Q Why are so many people using tipped tools when tipped tools are not as vers ...

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  • Time to turn

    By Dalboy

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 11:30 AM

    I am sure that I am not alone in finding time to turn. Lately, I have other bits and pieces that seem to take up my time. As well as trying to complete a p...

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  • Caution, Plywood Glue Blocks

    By ron.d

    Monday, November 18, 2019 - 5:26 PM

    When Mark came to us for a demo, he was very safety conscious and even brought a sheet of things for me to sign, to show that every thing is as safe as can...

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  • Caution, Plywood Glue Blocks

    By Retec

    Monday, November 18, 2019 - 4:51 PM

    Mark I have to disagree, space should be no excuse when safety is in question, if you can't fulfil the subject then simply do not print.The picture in the ...

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  • Rippled Olive.

    By Neil Lawton

    Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 6:32 PM

    Thanks chaps!

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  • Caution, Plywood Glue Blocks

    By Mark Baker

    Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 12:15 PM

    Thank you for all the responses. As always, it is a difficult balance to strike with articles as to what to include and exclude.  What level of knowle...

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  • Rippled Olive.

    By Kiwi

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:58 PM

    A piece of eye candy Neil, very nicely done to show it of Pete

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  • Drilling on the lathe

    By ron.d

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 5:37 PM

    Ifyou are drilling on the lathe, stop at the size below the one you want and finish with a gougeRon

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  • Drilling on the lathe

    By CHJ

    Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9:26 PM

    [QUOTE=Handcrafter] .... And presumably, using this technique on the lathe, the centring issue wouldn't arise as long as the headstock was firmly locked p...

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