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Archive - 09 2015

Irish Woodturners Guild Seminar 2015


Mark Baker

24 September 2015

Well, it has been busy as always, I do not expect anything other than that to be honest, but as mentioned before, I love it. This week will see us trying to get three magazines into repro - to the people who will generate colour proofs for checking. Yes, we see it on screen, but the printouts are &# ...

Why woodturning?


Mark Baker

14 September 2015

There are numerous reasons why people start turning but when asked about why they did, a common response is the desire to be creative. OK, although a common answer it still does not explain why one chooses to take up turning as opposed to any other craft, hobby or art pursuit. Another very common an ...

European Woodworking Show


Mark Baker

9 September 2015

This weekend many will visit the European Woodworking Show. This event is held in the wonderful setting of Cressing Temple Barns, which is an historic Knights Templar medieval farmstead. Some our woodworking team will be there: Derek Jones - Editor of Furniture and Cabinetmaking magazine - will be t ...

Various shades of grey


Mark Baker

3 September 2015

My blog last month about celebrating our differences has caused a flurry of conversations and calls. For those that missed it, here is the link. I am mindful that whenever one puts a group of creative people in a room there will, at some time or other, be some sort of friction due to "creative d ...

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