Looking forward to Easter

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Tegan Foley

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

It has been a very quiet and productive week in the Woodworking office, which is always a good thing. Mark is on holiday this week and we have been a bit editor-light, but this has given us the opportunity to do lots of proofreading and other such chores which are, unfortunately, part of putting a magazine together.

We are all very excited about the Easter break. How many of you will be turning projects in your workshops? I’m hoping for sun but by the look of the forecast, I’m not sure how likely that will be!

My new role as senior deputy editor means that I get to work across all of the magazines, which is great as I"m learning a lot of information about all aspects of woodworking, as opposed to just turning. However, I still deal with Woodturning primarily. So, what have we been doing this month? Well, I was very eager to feature Alan Trout"s work again as I am a massive fan! I know that colour is a contentious issue, but his work just speaks to me – it"s hard to explain! So, I spent 20 minutes finding out more about him. We"re also thrilled to feature one of Mike Lee"s pieces in the magazine this month in addition to a great feature on Rod Tallack, written by budding author Mark Sanger.

I"m very sad that I"m not going to be able to judge the Wolds Woodturning Association"s competition on 24 April. Unfortunately I am just too busy with my new role, but Mark will be judging in my stead, so I"m sure all the entrants will be in good hands!

How are you all liking our new series and authors in the magazine? Mike Mahoney"s second article will be in issue 241, which sees him turning an heirloom sugar bowl. Neil Scobie also makes an appearance again in the same issue, where he turns a stunning sculptural piece with a stand.

Anyway, best get back to it. Don’t forget to follow and like us on Facebook and Twitter if you don"t already, and a big thank you to all of you who do.

We all hope you have a great Easter break!

Tegan

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