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Archive - 09 2014

Woodturning exploration


Mark Baker

30 September 2014

This weekend saw me in Germany and I must admit that although demonstrating is hard work, everyone had fun as well. I love that no matter where I go in the world, woodworkers are always enthusiastic and eager for knowledge. The non-German or Dutch speaking demonstrators had translators to help. This ...

Eleven more turnings


Mark Baker

23 September 2014

Having just got back from Belgium and soon to be in Germany, you can guess the hustle and bustle going on at the moment. I thrive on pressure, but there is too much of a good thing sometimes. Still, we as a team all manage well, so nothing bites us. I have only managed to turn 11 things recently, bu ...

Move around


Mark Baker

16 September 2014

This week will see me visiting turners in Belgium and we are having a bit of a move around at the office. That last task reminds me of clearing up or rearranging a workshop. I have found items I previously "lost", there are things that I kept because they would "come in handy someday" ...

Competition deadline!


Mark Baker

9 September 2014

Just to let you know, the deadline for entering The Worshipful Company of Turners competition is almost upon us - 21st September is the latest for the submission of entries. Those who would like to know more information about the categories, prizes and entry requirements should click here. The next  ...

Masters of the past


Mark Baker

4 September 2014

Now is the time of year when we are working on the December issue of the magazine and it is always strange writing about something – in this instance Christmas - three months off. This is even more strange as the sun is blazing outside at the time of writing this and I am looking at tree decorations ...

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