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Merry Christmas From Woodturning!

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Tegan Foley

23 December 2010

Hello everyone! Just a quick note to wish you all a very Merry Christmas from everyone here at Woodturning magazine (well Mark and I!). I’m sure many of you will be busy in your workshops over Christmas, and as always, do feel free to share what you have made with us. You can do this by either sendi ...

Merry Christmas

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Mark Baker

21 December 2010

That funny white cold stuff is still with us and is causing some problems with travel etc. I do find it strange that even after all these years of us having snow that we are unprepared, but hey, a white Christmas is likely to be on the cards for many of us. I just hope people can get about and stock ...

Last Minute Dash

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Mark Baker

16 December 2010

That time of year is almost upon us and people are in a rush to buy. I have seen them on the news scurrying around various shops, looking at what they might get for someone, and I wonder how many will spend far more than they intended or wanted to as a result of this holiday season? I know that I en ...

Christmas Deadlines

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Mark Baker

10 December 2010

The weekend is upon us and the tightening time schedules of the Christmas deadlines are in full swing. I have almost finished my Christmas shopping and will likely finish that off this weekend. The items I was scheduled to turn are almost finished – two more to go and that is only the final sanding  ...

Looking After Your Finishes

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Mark Baker

7 December 2010

The snow is going, or gone for some, but it is still cold and I had one chap tell me that he picked up a gouge in his workshop with damp hands and the blade stuck to his hand momentarily. There are limits to one’s passion for turning but also where is the heating? There must be some form of heating  ...

Braving the Snow

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Mark Baker

30 November 2010

Well, I managed to get back from Ireland despite the snow, only to find we had none in Colchester. We have, until today, missed it all. We now have some in Lewes, which looks very pretty, but since I am in the workshop today on photo shoots, I will be cold. I note a thread on the forum saying that i ...

Warm & Snug

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Tegan Foley

25 November 2010

Hello there, Well, once again, it is very cold in Lewes and I am sitting here with my hot water bottle. You may laugh but it is highly effective in keeping me warm, in addition to a cheeky hot chocolate. Anyway, enough about me. I hope you’re all well? I often wonder how turners keep warm in their w ...

More Shows!

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Mark Baker

23 November 2010

I had a wonderful time at the Harrogate woodworking show last weekend and think that Ken Salter did a great job in the organisation of it. I always find that there are always lots of questions asked, and that was certainly true in the demonstration area I was working in. Five rotations each day for  ...

Turned Presents

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Tegan Foley

19 November 2010

Hello again! Well, today is the day that the North of England Woodworking & Power Tool Show starts, so I imagine many of you are there already and picking up an odd show discount or two! Mark is there as I write this, giving demonstrations throughout the weekend and also meeting up with some our ...

Countdown to Harrogate!

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Tegan Foley

16 November 2010

Good afternoon! I write this from a very cozy office where I am busy working away on issue 223, the February issue. Mark is currently at the workshop taking some important photos of projects for this issue, which include some of Sue Harker’s lovely projects made using a selection of British hardwood ...

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