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Archive - 2011 01

Global Community


Mark Baker

28 January 2011

It’s interesting to note that the Woodworkers Institute site has had an increase in traffic – up 7.97% over last month – and has topped 569,000 page views with 243,297 pages of these being unique. The site has been accessed from 157 countries and people are spending on average 4.26 minutes looking a ...

A belated Happy New Year!


Tegan Foley

24 January 2011

WT blog Hello there! It’s been quite a while since I last wrote a blog, but I wish you all a rather belated Happy New Year! Well, it has certainly been busy since we got back – in fact in never seems to stop in the Woodturning office! I expect that you’ve all been busy using the tools you got for Ch ...

Problem Solving


Mark Baker

21 January 2011

I never cease to be amazed by the ingenuity of people when it comes to problem solving, creating a jig for this or that, repairs, etc. It is not always a case of throwing money at something, however. Sometimes there are no commercial products that will solve the problem or issue we have to resolve,  ...

Designing Suspended Vessels


Mark Baker

18 January 2011

The sun is shining, better than the rain of the last few days, and I am finalising a design for a suspended vessel which I hope to make in the workshop very soon. I have to say that I love creating suspended items; I get bored when I make too many things the same and I also have the urge to explore  ...

Judging Excellence


Mark Baker

14 January 2011

It’s raining outside and we are in judging mode today. My colleague is in Scotland and I am closer to home looking at some of the short-listed pieces entered in the Triton Woodworker of the Year competition. We have more visits to make over the next few weeks in various parts of the country. It is a ...

Future Magazine Articles


Mark Baker

11 January 2011

I am just off to the workshop to undertake a project as well as doing a photo shoot for the magazine. I am mindful of how many people contact us each week regarding work they have produced and also the photos they send in. It is a shame that we cannot use all the items, and the largest problem conce ...

Happy New Year


Mark Baker

5 January 2011

Let me start by wishing you all a Happy New Year. 2011 is upon us and it is time for new things to be put into action, and of course have some fun in the workshop. We have just got back in the office after our break. We are playing catch up with the inevitable backlog of things that have built up wh ...

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