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Archive - 2011 07

Multi-Coloured Dust Shop

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Mark Baker

28 July 2011

I was in a workshop the other day turning some projects. It was one of those hot and humid days where no matter what I did, the skin felt clammy. I must admit to hating that sensation, it just doesn’t feel pleasant. I was working on some boxes and vases using various timbers and stopped for a coffee ...

Woodturning events for young people

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Mark Baker

25 July 2011

It’s funny how stories relayed in the past come back and get commented on many years later. About 6-7 years ago, in the magazine, I wrote about my daughters staging a revolt against the perceived lack of pay for clearing up my workshop and the ensuing negotiations to try and get them to continue sai ...

Upcoming Norwegian Cruise

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Mark Baker

20 July 2011

Once again we have a condensed magazine cycle this issue and that is due to my going on holiday soon. Two weeks on the Norwegian woodturning cruise is a lovely thought and I am looking forward to it, but as someone pointed out it will be a busman’s holiday as I will be woodturning for 10 of those da ...

The Great Yorkshire Show

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Mark Baker

13 July 2011

I have just got back from Harrogate, where I was invited to be the judge for the Woodturning competition at the Great Yorkshire Show. This was my first time visiting the show and WOW, what a show it is. Whilst it is an agricultural show where everything connected with the countryside from animals of ...

New media survey

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Mark Baker

8 July 2011

The march of development is relentless and the rise in the online aspects of our lives continues at a pace that is quite boggling. Holidays, flights, cars, houses – all manner of shopping and so on – can be bought online. In some cases you can only obtain certain products online and then there are t ...

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