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Mark Baker

16 December 2013

I am planning something as a New Year’s resolution that will either end up as a triumph or a complete and utter failure and it is something I am willing to share in both the highs and the lows of this venture. My travelling and working away from home will get in the way of what I am planning and wor ...

Scenic imagery

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Mark Baker

11 December 2013

Christmas deadlines are as busy as usual and I am also in the final throws of finishing off the last tranche of my book, before it goes off to the book editors so they can work their magic on it. This one has been a struggle in as much as lots of things seemed to gang up on me and get in the way. Bu ...

The solution is in your hands

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Mark Baker

4 December 2013

Christmas is almost here and I have completed my Christmas shopping, but it seems that everything is not in good cheer. Having been out and about lately at various shows and events, I am hearing that a not insignificant number of clubs are struggling to find people to take an active part in clubs or ...

Thoughts on the magazine content

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Mark Baker

26 November 2013

The North of England Woodworking Show in Harrogate last weekend was a fun show to attend and demonstrate at. Lots of questions were asked, not only about the demonstrations but also about the magazine. Such conversations really do highlight the eclectic views and aspects in terms of what people are  ...

Broadening your knowledge base

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Mark Baker

19 November 2013

I have been out and about again and this week also sees me at the North of England Woodworking show in Harrogate. It is always fun and busy and I am kept on my toes with the various comments and questions. There is immediacy with demonstrations where there is invariably the odd curve-ball of a quest ...

All work and no play

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Mark Baker

13 November 2013

Having been back a week from my holiday it seems as though I have been punched, pulled and drawbored. That’s an expression from my apprenticeship days to indicate thoroughly worn out and exhausted. It seems the older I get, the longer it takes to play catch up. Mind you, I came back to condensed Chr ...

Just over two weeks until Harrogate!

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Tegan Foley

8 November 2013

Well, the colder weather is well and truly here and we are very nearly at the end of this year already, which is a very scary thought! However, there is one big event happening this month that I know a lot of you are excited about. Yes, it"s The North of England Woodworking and Power Tool Show,  ...

Italy ahoy!

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Mark Baker

24 October 2013

I am in busy mode at the moment. I am on holiday next week - the first and last one with my wife this year. All the days were me working away. Eeek! I need to earn some brownie points. This trip will see us back in Italy and no doubt I will be taking plenty of shots for use in the magazines as alway ...

Autumn is here

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Mark Baker

16 October 2013

It’s a flurry of activity out there. The holiday season has come to an end and the Autumn show season is underway. On my travels I have seen many people buying things at the various shows and events. When talking to people, many mention that they have requests to make things for presents and Christm ...

Issue 259

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Tegan Foley

11 October 2013

Hello! I hope you"re all well? So, I suppose the biggest news is the fact that issue 259, the November issue, is now on sale. I hope all those of you who have got your hands on a copy are enjoying it so far? We"re busy putting the finishing touches to the December issue, in October! We"v ...

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