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Norfolk loves Woodturning!

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Tegan Foley

31 August 2010

Good afternoon! I hope you all had lovely bank holiday weekends? Unbelievably, the weather was actually nice, but it’s a shame that the same can’t be said for my holiday last week. Oh well. The Norfolk Broads are lovely, but it did rain rather a lot! It didn’t help that the boat we were staying on l ...

Look Around You

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Mark Baker

27 August 2010

Have you noticed how many people look but don’t see what’s around them? A strange statement I know, but think about it. We look as we walk and note obstructions, roads and so on, but we pass so many things that don’t even register as we go along, I have called this passive looking which is almost in ...

A roof over my head

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Mark Baker

24 August 2010

After the deluge of the last couple of days it should come as no surprise that the temporary repair on my workshop roof has spectacularly failed. That said, it is only a couple of sheets of plasterboard and puddles on the floor and wood which has got wet. However, the reality is that the whole exten ...

The Norfolk broads, ahoy!

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Tegan Foley

20 August 2010

Morning, everyone! Well, I am well and truly in pre-holiday mode. I am very excited about next week and the prospect of visiting the Norfolk broads. I have been on the phone to Nick Arnull this morning and he has already promised me a cup of tea should I choose to drop in and see him! I remember boo ...

Tough times ahead

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Mark Baker

18 August 2010

I have long held the belief that we have lived in happy times of late regarding the low cost of machines and general tools. Specialist tools have always been that and have a price premium because of the high costs of small production. Yes, that is a contentious statement, but tools have for a long w ...

Hello from Mark

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Mark Baker

13 August 2010

Hello all, I got back into work on Wednesday and am still playing catch up from my being away on holiday for a couple of weeks. I have come back older – it was my birthday while away – am somewhat tanned and saw places I had never been to before. It was a real treat. Mind you, I was somewhat of a sa ...

A big thank you!

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Tegan Foley

10 August 2010

Good morning, everyone! Well, it’s a rather damp day today here in East Sussex, so much for it being summer! Oh well. Hopefully the rest of the week won’t be quite so much of a wash out. Anyway, I logged into our Facebook account this morning and was thrilled to discover that the Woodworkers Institu ...

Amazing creations

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Tegan Foley

5 August 2010

Good afternoon! Firstly, I’d would like to share this amazing new creation from Terry Scott with you. Terry is an avid user of the Woodworkers Institute forum, and always likes to post his latest work. Yesterday, he sent me this image and I was quite blown away. Unsurprisingly, this piece, entitled  ...

Woodturning update

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Tegan Foley

3 August 2010

Good morning! Well, the sun is shining so hopefully this is the start of a good week. I am slightly nervous about the weekend as I am throwing a surprise birthday party for a friend (I hope she’s not reading this!) It’s a garden party, so very much relying on the weather! It is a vintage tea party t ...

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