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A new member

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Briony Darnley

18 August 2016

Here at the woodworking department, we would like to introduce to you the new member of our editorial team! We now have Tamara Birch working with us, who will be working alongside myself, and Jane Roe, across all four woodworking magazines. And now I’ll pass over to Tamara, to tell you a little bit  ...

Magazine content and reader feedback

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Mark Baker

11 August 2016

I have been busy sorting out magazine things - when am I not busy on the magazines? - and tinkering with content and presentation a bit. There is always a sense of excitement when I hear what people want to see, and then - along with the team - try to deliver that in the magazines. I like the fact t ...

Weekend work

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Mark Baker

3 August 2016

I spent most of the weekend - except a small trip to the cinema - clearing out the workshop - well, as much I could handle anyway - and starting afresh as a new week began. I set about painting some of the exposed, accessible, and ceiling section that was a job half done as I get distracted by other ...

Frustrations

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Mark Baker

27 July 2016

I am frustrated by Essex today. It seems that everything I touch or get involved in project-wise seems to go wrong lately or they don’t quite work, or needs to be revisited and it’s bugging me. It is interesting when days or even longer periods of time end up like this. It is a challenge mentally an ...

Keeping busy

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Mark Baker

19 July 2016

I had a busy weekend in as much as I repaired the garage door and took pictures for an article on it. Since my garage doors will not open - I do not want them to be - the repair was made all the more tricky so as not to allow water ingress into any joints. I love challenges! All the garage door need ...

Reversing turned work

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Mark Baker

6 July 2016

As craftspeople we all face challenges of how to make things, how to solve problems we encounter, how to work smarter, quicker, easier and hopefully save some money along the way too. OK, scrub that last one, I do not know of anyone who does not overspend on their hobbies, but that is another story  ...

Workshop tidy up

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Mark Baker

29 June 2016

I have heard a lot of people talking about workshops recently, about how they are used and indeed how often they are actually used as workshops. I have been asked about my workshop tidy up by quite a few people of late and it should come as no surprise that having mentioned many times I need to get  ...

Event organisation

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Mark Baker

22 June 2016

I am back in the office now, having been away at the AAW symposium and also taking a few days holiday. I had an excellent time. I am also mindful that last weekend we saw the UKIWS (UK and Ireland Woodturning Symposium) event - the first one by these organisers - which took place in Coventry, Englan ...

Woodworks@Daventry 2016

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Mark Baker

6 June 2016

I bang on about people needing to have fun when turning and when I was at the recent Woodworks@Daventry 2016 event, I certainly found that people were doing just that. There were certainly a huge variety of turnings on display and many made me smile. The birds and penguin certainly made me smile, bu ...

Variety in work

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Mark Baker

1 June 2016

This week and next will be, to put it bluntly, nuts! I have only four days in the office and two out of the office on various visits before I go to the AAW in Atlanta next week. You know that cry of ‘there is so much to do, with so little time’? Well, I think this qualifies as being so and I am not  ...

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