A good old clear out

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Mark Baker

Thursday, September 23, 2010

It’s almost the weekend and I was due to be at the Irish Woodturning Seminar this weekend, but due to a family commitment, I had to cancel. It is a shame as I always enjoy it and love the craic.

Oh well, in the downtime between the other commitments, instead, I will sort out the workshop and put everything in its right place again.

I must admit that I have received a few calls from people about the Reader’s Showcase articles. People often comment on how clean these people’s workshops are, and ask if we request that this be done. I do not request this and expect that people have a clear up especially just before they take the photographs. That said, there are a few very tidy turners who post on the forum. I won’t name names, but I wonder if they have developed a dust-free turning technique, or a way to capture every mote of dust that is generated before it has time to land in those hard-to-reach places. I reluctantly say that I am not such a person. I took a few pictures recently and my magnolia walls are a decidedly buff colour now – an interesting combination of dust, oil and finish spatters. I know what is coming. I will clean up then decide that I had better do that too. My wife will not be happy as I have still yet to fully finish the kitchen. I can see trouble brewing. I think I will make my workshop a hard-hat zone – just in case.

If you don’t already follow us on Facebook, then why not do so? Tegan has been campaigning to get 200 followers by the end of September and we are currently on 193. Can we make it to 200 before next Thursday? Again, please tell your friends, family, colleagues and fellow turners about this page, if you haven’t already. Thank you.

Also, there are some excellent shows coming up very soon. See below for more information etc.

Scottish Woodcraft Show (24-25 September)

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European Woodworking Show (2-3 October" target="_new" >

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‘The’ Tool Show (8-10 October" target="_new" >

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North of England Woodworking & Power Tool Show (19-21 November)

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