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Placing your work

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Mark Baker

30 March 2010

As I set out on a photo shoot with my colleagues for Woodworking Plans and Projects I am mindful of how we and other magazines stage some shots to show them to their fullest potential or place them in real-life settings. It has been commented on that some people find it easier to see scale, what the ...

Pride in our work

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Mark Baker

25 March 2010

It was wonderful seeing Tegan’s face when she came back to the office after she had been on her turning course. She was glowing with pride with what she had made during the two days. She was saying how much she learned and how a lot of the things written about now made sense in terms of sequencing a ...

Woodturning course report

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Tegan Foley

23 March 2010

Hello again! I am fresh back from my woodturning course so thought I would write and let you know how it went. Firstly, I really enjoyed my two days with Colin Simpson and it was great for me to put everything I have learnt into practice. It did take me a while to get used to how to use the tools, b ...

Woodturning course here I come!

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Tegan Foley

17 March 2010

Hello again! Just a quick post before I embark upon my woodturning course in Devon. Time has really flown by between now and when Mark told me I was going on the course quite a few months back – I cannot believe the time has finally come! Anyway, I can’t deny that I am feeling a little nervous, but  ...

Your thoughts, please!

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Mark Baker

16 March 2010

Having spent the last few days at the Alexandra Palace woodworking show I am mindful of what a diverse mix of people get involved in woodworking in general. From the people I saw, the show seemed dominated by woodturners – no bad thing there. We are after all one of the most cohesive and organised o ...

Busy, busy, busy!

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Tegan Foley

11 March 2010

Hello all! I’m afraid the blog responsibilities fall to me again as Mark is away at the Get Woodworking show at Alexandra Palace. A lot has happened since I last ‘blogged,’ and it has been all go in the office with lots of proofs to correct and other projects which I have been working on. Also, I’m  ...

It’s all go!

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Mark Baker

9 March 2010

Electrical requirements, pat inspections and safety lighting – just some of the things being sorted today for the show this week. It doesn’t stop but it is fun once everything is set up. All of the items for the show from our workshop are being picked up today and then, we hope, as we cross off all  ...

Woodworking shows

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Mark Baker

4 March 2010

The sun is shining and the birds are singing, a far better day than some we have had recently. I saw three gardeners out clearing up leaves and debris from their yards this morning when on the way to the workshop. It reminds me that I have to do mine this weekend. Anyway, today we went to the worksh ...

A beautiful view

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Mark Baker

2 March 2010

My desk is at the top of the building we work in, two floors up from the ground floor, overlooking the South Downs. Our building is at the top of the hills and towers above any other buildings that are built on the slope of the hill. It is interesting to see the variety of buildings and what people  ...

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