A belated Happy New Year!

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Tegan Foley

Monday, January 24, 2011

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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 Christmas to make some smashing new turnings, and I do hope that you’ll send them through for us to see.

I’ve been busy working on quite a few profiles over the last few weeks, I’m currently working on the one for Joey Richardson, which will be appearing in issue 225, and I’ve also been working on one for the next issue – David J. Marks. I love both of these turners’ works and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know them more and find out what makes them tick.

I’ve also been working on news stories and we’ve been flagging up lots of upcoming shows both in the magazine and on the forum, as well as via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Did many of you go to Woodcraft Wales weekend? I’ve heard that this was a great show and plans are already underway for the next one. The next event on the calendar is the Get Woodworking show, which takes place 11-12 March at Alexandra Palace. The event we’re most excited about, though, is the brand new South East Woodworking show, which takes place 1-2 April at the Kent County Showground, near Maidstone. We will be there, so come and say hello if you will also be attending.

There’s definitely lots going on this year, including the AAW 25th anniversary symposium on 24-26 June (yes, Mark will be there) and the AWGB seminar on 12-14 August. There is certainly plenty going on in 2011 for Woodturners!

I’m doing some proofreading this afternoon and trying to finish issue 225, and Mark is at the workshop working on some cover shoots with one of our authors. It’s all go here so I am better sign off.

We always love to hear from you, so please do get in touch if you would like us to feature your work, workshop, or if you just fancy saying hello.

I hope to hear from you soon,

Tegan

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