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Archive - 2009 10

More kitchen drama!

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Mark Baker

30 October 2009

Well, here is another update from the kitchen HQ. I am now certain that the people who create the mosaic tiling are sadists who knew full well that there is a high likelihood that the tiles will come away form the backing and that the task is likely, as had been the case, to turn into a large Krypto ...

Tiling the kitchen

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Mark Baker

27 October 2009

Well it’s two days into my holiday and I’m busy at work in the kitchen. I have waterproof grouting all over my hands, my daughters says some is on my head and face, get the picture yet? I am working on the kitchen. Arghhhhh! My wife opted for 25mm square tumbled marble tiles (on special offer in one ...

The kitchen saga continues

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Mark Baker

22 October 2009

I am on holiday next week. I have to finish off the kitchen all bar the flooring. I must, otherwise the implications are too severe to imagine. In truth I want it over and done with, so I will crack on with it. The tumble dryer went west recently too so it looks like this will be an expensive week.  ...

Early morning mist

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Mark Baker

20 October 2009

I like travelling during the early mornings. There is little traffic on the road and seeing the early part of dawn is something that is a joy to behold, as long as the weather is nice. It was bright morning sunshine and there was a frost on the car and in the fields. I love it when there is morning  ...

Hands-on events

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Mark Baker

15 October 2009

I was at a club in Chelmsford recently. It was a hands-on event where people were at different ability levels and trying various different projects. Some of the subjects covered included ebonising and gilding; sharpening (incorporating texture and blowtorching work); how to get started, and using th ...

Further encounters with wildlife

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Mark Baker

13 October 2009

The journey into work late last night was eventful wildlife-wise again. For those that don’t know I usually set off to work late Sunday night, about 10-11ish because the roads are quiet and I get to spend time with the family before they go to sleep. The journeys are usually uneventful apart from th ...

Christmas is coming

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Mark Baker

9 October 2009

The numerous calls I have received recently indicate that many people are now thinking about getting back into their workshops, after holidays, gardening and so on, and wanting to creating quick projects that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also suitable for gifts for Christmas. Some may sa ...

All the fun of the Irish

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Mark Baker

6 October 2009

I was at the Irish Woodturners" Guild’s seminar this weekend and will say that it was an absolute blast. This event is truly one where not only can you learn a lot and chew the cud with friends old and new, more likely that will be over a pint or two, but the fun is compulsory. If you do not hav ...

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