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Archive - 2010 07

A bit of everything!

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Tegan Foley

29 July 2010

Good morning! I hope you’ve all been having fun on y our latest turning projects since we last spoke? As I am always saying, (apologies!) it would be great to see what you have been up to. Why not email me your photos? Anyway, all is going well on issue 219. We’ve made a few changes for this issue,  ...

Hello again!

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Tegan Foley

27 July 2010

Hi, Everyone! I hope you are all well? It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog, but Mark is on holiday for 2 weeks now, so you will be hearing from me a lot! Apologies in advance! So, have any of you been working on any exciting projects? If so, we’d love to see them. You can either send them to ...

Holiday time!

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Mark Baker

21 July 2010

Well, it is that time of year when I go off and take a holiday. I am going on holiday and this time it is just my wife and I — the first time alone on a holday since our honeymoon — and just to let you know we have just passed our 20th anniversary. I have to say that I am also glad it is happening a ...

Experimenting with your turnings

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Mark Baker

16 July 2010

Have you noticed how much experimentation is going on in turning lately? One only has to look in books, DVDs and online – for example, the work being posted in our gallery section. There is Richard Kennedy’s most recent piece, A River Ran II and Marco’s hornbeam and paduak box. But do take the time  ...

How many projects do you turn a year?

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Mark Baker

14 July 2010

I have been pondering for a while the decline in the amount of projects turned in a year by the average UK based hobby turner. Oer the last 5 years I have taken a straw poll at nearly every demo/club I have been to, and the average is about 14-15 projects tackled in a year. That is anything on the l ...

Show attendance

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Mark Baker

9 July 2010

I forgot to mention earlier this week the Festival of the Tree event held at Westonbirt Arboretum, will once again be taking place this week on 27-30 August. Sculptree, sees people creating wonderful chainsaw carvings, and this event is held 23-30 August It is a wonderful event hosted in a wonderful ...

Some interesting stats

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Mark Baker

7 July 2010

Having been back from the AAW Symposium a week now, I have just about caught up with the backlog of work that needs to be dealt with. I have often said that an editor’s position is a strange one in as much as they, like other professions, have many aspects of their job to manage, with communication  ...

DIY dilemma

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Tegan Foley

1 July 2010

Good afternoon! So how are you all enjoying this lovely weather? I must say that it is hot and humid here and I am willing it to rain! Anyway, chances are it won’t last and I will be wearing a coat next week, so I suppose I should make the most of it. I have a funny story to tell you this afternoon, ...

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