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Happy Christmas one and all

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Mark Baker

24 December 2009

It’s Christmas Eve and we will soon be disappearing to our respective homes and no doubt preparing for tomorrow, or in my case, having guests this evening. I have to finish off wrapping a present once they are gone. It is the last present for my wife. I dare not forget that one. Other than that, eve ...

It''s almost Christmas!

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Mark Baker

22 December 2009

Christmas is looming and unusually everyone seems to be set as to presents and so on. There is no air of panic or trepidation and people are looking forward to their visits to various places. Two of the woodworking magazines go to repro today – condensed cycles are in place leading up to Christmas a ...

It’s snow day to stop working

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Mark Baker

18 December 2009

Forgive the play on words in the headline, but as usual we end up with some snow and everything grinds to a halt. I have to make the 112-mile journey home at some stage today but the roads are already blocked in some areas, gridlocked in others and then when they are not there are some idiots drivin ...

What would you like for Christmas?

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Mark Baker

16 December 2009

I’m back in the office now and it is nice after working on the kitchen – most of the kitchen having been finished now apart from plinths, skirting and painting. I can see the light now and maybe will get a decent Christmas present. On that note, what are you all expecting? My friend has asked for a  ...

More news from kitchen central

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Mark Baker

11 December 2009

Well, the tiling saga continues. As we were pulling off the old skirting board so the last of the tiles could go down, we didn"t notice that some bright spark had covered over with filler and paint when the phone line in the house was drilled and went through the skirting. Well, tweedle dumb and ...

From kitchen central

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Mark Baker

8 December 2009

It is day two of my holiday and we now have the tiles laid in the hallway. The porcelain 600 x 600mm tiles have been a toad to cut and lay; they break at the last part of the cutting process and, of course, that meant we lost a few corners. A friend of mine is the main man with the flooring – learne ...

A week off

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Mark Baker

4 December 2009

Well, I am off for a week at close of play today and it starts by my travelling up to the Shropshire Association of Woodturners for an all-day Saturday demonstration. Sunday is a bit of a mixture. I will be shopping in the morning and then, if the weather is nice, I will be going fishing – I haven’t ...

Deadline day

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Mark Baker

1 December 2009

Well, I was at Sandon Woodturning Club this weekend and the ribbing was certainly evident. It was not only me that was in the firing line; it was the club members, too. I must admit that they were all light hearted in what they were saying and it was, as always, a giggle. Today is what we call our ‘ ...

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