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Archive - 2011

Merry Christmas

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Mark Baker

22 December 2011

I mentioned that it has been a mad rush to complete magazines in time for the holiday and I am glad to say that we did it. There are a couple of things to sort out when we get back but nothing that will cause us any problems. I have only just finished buying the presents for my family. I didn’t thin ...

The final push

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Mark Baker

16 December 2011

It is that strange and mad time of year when everything needs doing fast and there never seems to be enough hours in the day to fit everything in. It is also an expensive time of year with presents to buy for people and so on. We break up for holiday on December 23 and that break will be most welcom ...

Happy Friday

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Tegan Foley

9 December 2011

Hello all, Happy Friday to everyone and I do hope it"s not getting too cold in your workshops? Have many of you been busy turning Christmas gifts? Time is running out! Well, this has been a rather busy week as we are approaching Christmas and are therefore working to reduced deadlines. We have j ...

Christmas is coming

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Mark Baker

1 December 2011

The harsher weather is upon us and the Christmas season is well and truly underway in the shops. Actually, they started in November. I am, however, getting worried about Easter and wonder if that is cancelled due to their being no Easter eggs on sale yet. You might have guessed but I am somewhat cyn ...

£20,000 giveaway winners

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Tegan Foley

24 November 2011

Hello all, I’ve been super busy this week sorting out the competition winners for the £20,000 giveaway competition that we’ve been running for the last few months. Congratulations to everyone who won a prize(s) and thank you to all who entered. We are just putting the finishing touches to plans for  ...

Woodworking supplement

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Mark Baker

16 November 2011

I have been at the workshop the last couple of days testing and photographing items for inclusion in a supplement that will appear very shortly. Also, I am off to Harrogate to set up for the woodworking show tomorrow. In addition to the scheduled demonstrations, I already have requests for the Q&A S ...

January issues

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Mark Baker

11 November 2011

We are just finishing off the January issue of the magazine, which is very strange! As many of you probably know, we work very far in advance and as such, the magazine dates are out of sync with the normal months. I know I have written about this before but it never ceases to amuse me. I have had pl ...

Busy November

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Mark Baker

3 November 2011

November is always a busy month. There is more travelling about and shows and such like and people are busy making things for Christmas. Some of you have started sending me photos of what you have been making and please do keep them coming. It is also bonfire night on Saturday and I’m looking forwar ...

Holiday turning

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Mark Baker

27 October 2011

I am in the process of sorting out my workshop, which, it has to be said, has become a bit of a dumping ground recently. I am sure I have discovered several new species of spider in the debris. It seems as though every spider in a 3-mile radius has taken up residence. Anyway, the workshop will be be ...

Judging Time

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Mark Baker

19 October 2011

It is busy, busy, busy here, but then when isn’t it? I love the change in weather. I have mentioned before that I like seasons to be seasons and, unless I am getting up too late and miss them, saw the first frost on my way about eight days ago. I am on holiday next week and will love getting up and  ...

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