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Archive - 2014

End of year

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Mark Baker

23 December 2014

Christmas is almost here and I have seen and been part of the melee that is shopping. I have taken to late night visits to shops to try and avoid the queues. But, I am now finished apart from contemplating a late Christmas evening visit to see if there are any bargains. I have now finished the 365 c ...

Final countdown!

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Mark Baker

15 December 2014

Christmas is nearly here and I have seen the melee of the shopping trips, stocking up with things for presents and getting in enough food as if we have a long-siege coming. Maybe the thought of all the people to cater for, people to buy for and the obligatory visits causes this to happen. I think th ...

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Tegan Foley

12 December 2014

Hello, everyone! Well, it"s that time of year when things in the Woodturning office start getting a bit hectic, as we enter our "Christmas crunch" period. I"m glad to say that we are ahead, so I can breathe a sigh of relief, but we still have a few articles to sort out before we can  ...

20 more items turned!

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Mark Baker

4 December 2014

I will start off by saying Christmas, Christmas, Christmas. Not as an exclamation that I like it, but as a statement that it is a time that causes me to juggle things faster than normal. I have been doing this some while now so know the ropes, but as I get older, it does, seem to come round ever fas ...

Decision time

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Mark Baker

27 November 2014

This week will be slightly different from the norm in that I will be meeting with three manufacturers to discuss what is coming next year and such meetings are always very interesting. Not only from the perspective of seeing what they are up to, but also find out "why". Let"s face it, it ...

Nearing the target

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Mark Baker

19 November 2014

There has not been much change to what was covered in last week’s blog. I have completed another 18 items towards my challenge and I have got more light pulls, door wedges, bud vases and candle/tealight holders to do. I hope the sales go well for the charitable concerns who have had some of the item ...

Not long now!

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Mark Baker

12 November 2014

There"s not much for me to write about this week, apart from saying we are busy. The Christmas deadline crunch is active and severe, so there are condensed cycles for the next few issues. I have quite a lot of meetings happening in a short period of time and also visits to make, as well as tryin ...

Bonfire night

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Mark Baker

5 November 2014

Remember, Remember the 5th of November..., is how the start of the famous poem concerning the gunpowder plot of 1605, in which Guy Fawkes was caught - alongside other conspirators - trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament. He was subsequently tried for treason, found guilty and then hung, drawn a ...

On to the New Years issues

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Mark Baker

29 October 2014

Having put to bed the Christmas issue is always fun and invariably hard to get one"s head around in the month of October. That said, I have bought some Christmas presents and made some ornaments already. Sad isn"t it, October and Christmas items have been in the shops since mid-September. I  ...

Surrey Association of Woodturners

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Mark Baker

23 October 2014

This weekend I was busy at Sandon and also West Midlands woodturners. It was nice seeing both clubs. The banter at Sandon kept me on my toes and the West Midlands club was fun and lots of questions were asked - it"s always nice, so that kept me busy too. It is surprising how quickly time flies.  ...

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