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Archive - 06 2015

AAW symposium 2015


Mark Baker

30 June 2015

I am back in the office after a quick visit to the AAW symposium in Pittsburgh. Suffice to say the event was excellent and I was busy throughout, seeing things and meeting people. Symposia are brilliant ways of seeing all things woodturning in a condensed environment. Yes a lot to take in, but when  ...

Bringing in news faces


Mark Baker

22 June 2015

Well, I have been busy sorting out my cases for my trip to the USA to the AAW this week. I must admit to hate packing. It is always a guess as to what you will need against what you can fit within travel baggage allowance. Especially tricky when it is meant to be hot, humid and likely, for the four  ...

Using eucalyptus for turning


Mark Baker

16 June 2015

I am about to start work on some wet turning projects when I get back from my trip to the USA next week. These projects will be centred around using eucalyptus – a fast growing timber that is prone to rapid drying and cell collapse. The timber I’ll be working with comes from a tree that grew at the  ...

Back from fishing


Mark Baker

11 June 2015

I am back in the office now after my holiday and some visits to various people. I have to say that my trip to Scotland was lovely, but due to the storm and resultant high winds and rising river levels the fishing was a wash out. Ho hum! Still, as you can imagine the scenery was stunning. In a very s ...

Hobby connections


Mark Baker

2 June 2015

By the time you read this, I will be in Scotland on holiday pursuing my other hobby called fishing - fly-fishing to be exact. In truth it is more about the outdoors, the friendship and wonderful scenery before pitting my wits against wily little critters that may or may not like what I am doing in t ...

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