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Mark Baker

Thursday, September 15, 2011

I would like to take the opportunity to welcome you to the new look Woodworkers Institute. With over 1,000 uploaded articles, just under 13,000 members, forums for each of our woodworking magazines and of course the latest news and product releases. It is Europe’s largest online resource for woodworkers. I hope you like what we have done, it is all in response to your requests and I hope that you let us know what else you would like to see. There is more development coming and we will of course keep you up to date with what we do and continually improve.

My last leaders mentioned my trying to find 4in thick clean white ash and also my going to the Yandles’ show in Martock last weekend. I have included a few pictures of what I saw there, but suffice to say that it was, as always, a real treat. I just love catching up with people and finding out what they have been doing, last projects, triumphs, failures and so much more. I can also see what the manufacturers have been up to and what new shiny things have they recently produced. From the amount of bags I saw people carrying it seems as though many went away having bought something. I also managed to find some wonderful lime and a 4in thick ash through and through cut board. That lot will come back to our GMC workshop very soon. I will keep you informed as to what is made with it.

In the meanwhile have a great time and let us know what you think of the revamped sections of the WWI.

Have fun

Mark

Carvings from various groups were on display

Carvings from various groups were on display

Loads of demonstrations could be seen

Loads of demonstrations could be seen

People were able to see products from numerous manufacturers

People were able to see products from numerous manufacturers

Steven Cooper turning a wet log

Steven Cooper turning a wet log

Timber of all shapes and sizes to look at

Timber of all shapes and sizes to look at

Traditional woodcraft skills were being demonstrated

Traditional woodcraft skills were being demonstrated

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