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Do they know it’s nearly Christmas?

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Anthony Bailey

17 December 2012

I’m sure like most I meet you would agree that the Christmas break comes around at rather frightening speed resulting in a quite pronounced full stop at the end of the year. The break is nice of course except for our wives or partners, there is a lot of planning and preparation to be done and relati ...

The countdown begins...

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Simon Frost

4 December 2012

You’ve opened the first few doors of the advent calendar, you’re pondering between getting a real tree or pulling the plastic one out the loft again, you’re starting to worry a little that you haven’t bought any gifts yet, and we all know someone who bought them all in August – it’s that time of yea ...

Wet and Windy

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Anthony Bailey

23 November 2012

Yep, it’s pretty grim outside alright, dark, windy and heavy rain promised although not as much as some folks have had, whose homes and businesses have been devastated by torrents of water. But I have this lasting concern which I hope will never come to anything. At the end of my very long narrow ba ...

In a spin

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Anthony Bailey

19 November 2012

Editing a magazine is like plate spinning, keeping all the plates turning on their poles and making sure none fall off. If any of our detractors ever had to try it as an exercise in job-swapping then I think the reality of magazine production would hit home quite hard. Having said that it is an inte ...

Cold

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Anthony Bailey

12 November 2012

Not only has the weather turned cold of course but like many of my GMC colleagues I have succumbed to the inevitable seasonal lurgy. Not looking for sympathy, but pointing out an obvious excuse to light our woodburning stove at home. All those unwanted offcuts, many with embedded nails or screws, no ...

The times they are a’changin’

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Simon Frost

9 November 2012

Afternoon all, I hope you’ve had a good week. We’re about a week into work on another issue here and it’s really starting to gather speed. With several new series kicking in over the upcoming issues – four of them starting in the issue we’re working on now – it’s out with the old and in with the new ...

Ash to Ashes

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Anthony Bailey

2 November 2012

Unfortunately my blog this week is a brief mention of that rather hot topic - Chalara dieback of ash (Chalara fraxinea). The media has been quick to bring to our attention the apocalyptic news regarding this latest threat to our woodlands. From a scientific or technical point of view I cannot add an ...

RS Paskin corrected dates!

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Simon Frost

29 October 2012

Hi all, there will be another blog from me later in the week, but for now I am just letting you know about an unfortunate error in WPP issue 74 (November). It has been brought to my attention that we printed incorrect dates for the upcoming RS Paskin November show in our Noticeboard section; the cor ...

Patsy’s Plane

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Anthony Bailey

26 October 2012

I’ve developed a bit of a serious plane collecting fetish, so when I spotted a tiny No.75 bullnose rebate plane, bearing my lovely wife’s name, up for auction on a certain online trading website – I had to have it! This was a learning curve because I now know that there was a period between the firs ...

Ever decreasing circles

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Anthony Bailey

22 October 2012

I won’t deny its been a bit busy of late. There was the D&M Show at Kempton Park last Saturday with my deputy Simon – it was great getting to meet so many people and I was pleasantly surprised as always with how well the magazine is perceived by so many woodworkers; I think we must being doing thing ...

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