Woodturning : Blog

Archive - 2009 11

A relaxing weekend

[image]

Mark Baker

27 November 2009

Well, the weekend is here and I will be at Sandon Woodturning Club in Essex – always good for some ribbing, a little more subtle than that Bedford club but just as funny – on Saturday followed by an afternoon at the cinema with my wife and youngest daughter on Sunday. I think the film is likely to b ...

The rise of online shopping

[image]

Mark Baker

25 November 2009

The trip to Harrogate was excellent. It was a superb opportunity to meet people and chat about their likes, dislikes and aspirations. It was certainly busy. This year’s show was a big success with increased numbers. I always say that one of the last things to go out of the window in the teeth of an  ...

Off to Harrogate

[image]

Mark Baker

18 November 2009

As I prepare to go to Harrogate I am mindful of the dire weather forecast – rain, rain, and more rain, oh and some wind thrown in to boot. Deep Joy! That will make travelling interesting tomorrow. That said I am looking forward to it. I am due to meet many people at the event as they come and say he ...

A weekend of demos

[image]

Mark Baker

16 November 2009

I was at Bedford woodturning club on Saturday. I have mentioned previously that not only is there a wickedly funny sense on humour within the club, which keeps people on their toes: one club member quipped to another that if he did not behave he would have to let the tyres down on his zimmer frame,  ...

Have a good weekend

[image]

Mark Baker

12 November 2009

I am off my hobbyhorse now. The last blog has provoked much response and that is a good thing. Nearly all of the responses were from people in favour of clubs and the vital part they play. Now all we need is for people to step forward and take the reins. Time will tell what happens to the clubs I sp ...

On my soapbox!

[image]

Mark Baker

10 November 2009

I am on my soapbox again today. I do, as you know, in the course of my job chat to many people and clubs and we have the same old chestnut occurring over and over again, namely that of people not coming forward to fill the committee spots. I know some clubs run like a well-oiled machine and are heav ...

Bonfire night

[image]

Mark Baker

5 November 2009

As I wade through items for the magazine – it’s repro next week so it all has to be designed subbed and so on, then ready for final outputting before going to the printers – I am mindful of the numerous requests for articles. Your comments do help to shape the magazine even though there is a time la ...

Glad to be back

[image]

Mark Baker

3 November 2009

I am so glad to be back at work. Don’t tell my bosses, though. Headway has been made with the kitchen but I am thoroughly fed up with it now and am glad to be doing something else for a while. It is a four-week break until round two, which involves painting and flooring. I came back to a mass of e-m ...

Recent blog posts RSS

25 June 2018
Exciting times

3 May 2018
The challenge of cutting

29 March 2018
Developing work - Easter Holiday

1 February 2018
Cold and busy

21 December 2017
It’s that time of year again

12 December 2017
Preparation

10 November 2017
Showtime

All blog posts