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Archive - 01 2015

Timber requirements

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Mark Baker

26 January 2015

I am busy trying to get my new book finished in time and it is proving to be a lot of fun! I will not say whether the "fun" bit is meant as sarcasm or not, but a challenge it certainly is. On a different note, I have a couple of problems I would like to see if any of you can me help with - n ...

Influences

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Mark Baker

21 January 2015

Most people who know me are aware I take most of my inspiration from old - usually ancient - items. I like looking at ancient civilizations and cultures to see what they made and how they lived. I like looking at the ancient trade routes and how the transportation of goods - in this case bronze, wea ...

Routing

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Mark Baker

12 January 2015

I am working alongside a few people at the moment, concerning routing on the lathe. It is an area that we looked at some time back and it"s one that has a lot more possibilities to it than one might initially think. I use the technique quite a lot on some pieces, but also hand-carve a lot more w ...

Happy New Year!

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Mark Baker

5 January 2015

Let me start by wishing you all the best for the New Year. I am, as you can expect, playing catch up for daring to take time off over Christmas. I must admit to having been totally whacked and tired by the time I got home on Christmas Eve. Christmas was nice and uneventful other than someone passing ...

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