Friday, 20 May 2011

New horizons

Well I had some fantastic news today, in fact two fantastic things happened.

As you will be well aware I am now sponsored by Crown Tools. This and my situation is rather surreal as I started using Crown Tools when I started turning nearly twelve years ago and have used them as my prefered tools ever since.

So when I was asked to be sponsored by them then it was an easy choice as I have used the tools for an extended period and knew they are quality wihout the over inflated price.

So being sponsored by Crown Tools was a wonderul opportunity.

Today I was asked by Crown Tools to accompany them to the AAW Symposium in St Paul, Minnesota, USA, to demonstrate the new Revolution hollowing and other tools.

I never dreamed in a million years that such a prestigious company such as Crown Tools would invite me to go to America with them, not only this but to go to the AAW symposium, the mecca of woodturning, to say I am happy would be an understatment.

To top this I was also contacted today and invited to be the guest demonstrator at the Gorey Symposium in Ireland next year.

A beautiful country that I have always wanted but never managed to visit. This will be another amazing experience and a chance to meet many more woodturners and to make some more freinds across the world.

I have to say that I do not like to blow my own trumpet but four years ago when I decided to take up turning full time I never thought it would take me to other countries. So on this occassion I wanted to share it with you.

So if all goes well I will hope to meet up with some of you there.

The pictures shown are some that I have taken recently with my new camera.

So feeling a bit over it I thought the moon was a good choice.


Mood Wood said...

Simply amazing Mark, I am so happy for you, I told you that good things where coming your way, international fame here comes Sanger Style, yessssssss!

Robert Davies said...

Hi Mark,
Congratulations on your good news well done.

Robert Davies


Robert Davies said...

Well done Mark,

You've helped me a lot with the revolution hollowing system, when you do good things good things happen to you ;-).

Robert Davies

Mark said...


Thank you for those kind words. I believe I should provide a genuine service for the products I sell and the rest of my demo's/work etc.

Thank you again for the interest in my blog and comments.

George Foweraker said...

Crikey Mark the way things are going you will soon be famous.
I am sure it will be a wonderful experience i envy you.
Well done mate I am sure you will be a great ambassador for Crown tools.

Mark said...

Hi George

Don't know about being famous. As long as I keep enjoying the work and paying the bills that will be good enough for me.

Rosemary said...

Wow, congratulations Mark, what great opportunities. Well deserved.


Mark said...

Hi Rosemary,

Thanks for your comment and support. It is a wonderful opportunity and I can not wait. I have arranged to meet one of my favourite turners.

Thanks again