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Dalboy

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I have learnt today of the sad passing of Mark Baker the Editor of the woodturning magazine which he did for many years. I personally have had quite a few phone call with him and spoken to him at length at different venues.

A very sad day for his family and friends as well as the woodturning community at large he will certainly be missed
 

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Our threads have appeared at the same time Derek I wonder if a mod could delete mine.
It is indeed incredibly sad for such a young man.
 

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This is such sad news. My thoughts are with his family and friends. Mark was a great ambassador for woodturning and gave so freely with his advice and expertise. He will be greatly missed.
 

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This is awful news, Mark was a genuinely lovely guy. We'd known each other for the last 25 years through shows and work and still to this day I have a lovely large Oak Burr bowl in my lounge that he made and posted out to me after a show many moons ago in return for a favour - I never expected him to do that despite him saying he would. I was so pleased with it when it turned up out the blue.

We shared a 3 hr car journey together in Ireland quite a few years back and it was interesting to just speak about all sorts, he was a great knowledgeable bloke with a real genuine caring side.

Just so sad to hear this and my thoughts are with his family and friends. Rest in peace Mark.
 

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I also met Mark at lots of show , Also locked horns with him some years ago re no mention of PPE in the mag , All turners who were photographed for the mag had no eye protection or dust masks , Mark explained that he needed to show the turners face , Some time later the mag changed for the better and now for the last year or so shows everyone wearing PPE , I allways read Marks editor piece first in every mag , Great articals on all subjects and also included some personal home stuf , His worksop mods , Trips around the world All good stuff ,He was allways so enthusiastic and a excellent woodturner with lovely designs , Mark You are missed allready , Thanks for everything , My thought are with your family at the very sad time , RIP the man .
 

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Very sad news. His book got me started in woodturning. I’ll be forever grateful.
D.
 

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Not only a sad event for the wood turning world specifically but for his missing enthusiasm for encouraging folks of all abilities to advance their skills and most of all enjoy their participation.
 

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Very sad news. Saw mark demonstrate a number of times and learned a lot from him. RIP
 

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That is really, really sad news. Although I never had the privilege of meeting Mark, I read his articles and have several of his clear and informative books.
A huge loss to woodturning and more importantly, too his family. My thoughts are with them.
 
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