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Archive - 2009 09

Welcome to the new website!


Mark Baker

29 September 2009

I think the first thing to do is welcome you to the redesigned website and forums. We have taken onboard the comments given so far and integrated as many as practicable at this stage. There are an increasing number of people who are visiting the site; the forums are developing nicely and we are comm ...

The Decent Thing


Mark Baker

25 September 2009

As it is nearing the weekend, I like many, are working out what I am going to do, and I know I have to buy some new jeans. I have had my others so long that I have this week had an accident and split the crotch in both, so I think for decency’s sake, I need to buy some. In addition to this my wife a ...

A Cracking Show


Mark Baker

23 September 2009

I was at the European Woodworking show this weekend at Cressing Temple about 20 miles from where I live, and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The location is awesome. Some of the demonstrations and stands were held in barns which were built by the Knights Templar. These of course are on stunning gro ...

Woodworking shows


Mark Baker

16 September 2009

Shows are an exciting aspect of my job and it is interesting to note all the comments I receive regarding them. My colleagues and I attend many events; indeed two were at the Yandles show last weekend and they reported that a great time was had by all. I will be at the new European Woodworking Show  ...

Competition excitement


Mark Baker

10 September 2009

Everything is a blur at the moment. A major competition is being organised for you to participate in and photo shoots and designing is being done at a frenetic pace. I drop that in as a teaser because if I told you what it was at the moment I would find out how high I could fly of the end off a boot ...

Back to work


Mark Baker

2 September 2009

I have just got back from a week’s holiday with my family. We managed to visit a few places and it coincided with one of my daughter’s birthdays as well, so it was a welcome break. That said, I found myself pondering a few things connected with work. I am one of those people whose mind doesn’t seem  ...

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