Prayers and rip. I’ve known Mark for years and met through giving him photos I would take at symposiums. He was always very nice and will be missed. Prayers to him family and friends.
I last met Mark at AAW Atlanta. He was very interested in what I was working on and encouraged me to submit photos to Woodturning when it was complete. Every time I communicated with Mark he was so supportive and encouraging of what my turning efforts were. So positive and encouraging. Those are my main memories of Mark. Our Woodturning community has suffered a great loss
Always friendly, always willing to help and always happy to listen to what I needed help with. A thoroughly nice guy who I will miss meeting.
So sad to hear this news, my condolences to Mark’s family and friends. Such an engaging and inspirational demonstrator, so willing to share his passion and knowledge, he will be dearly missed.
Mark was a popular demonstrator always forthcoming with help and advice,he will be greatly missed by us all in the woodturning community.Our condolences go out to all his family and friends.
Marks enthusiasm was infectious, I thoroughly enjoyed watching him demonstrate & never failed to learn something new every time I saw him. I feel very lucky to have one of his lovely bowls & will remember him whenever I look at it. Condolences to everyone who knew & loved him.
Mark was both an inspiration and a support to me as my woodturning has developed and improved. Freely giving of advice and guidance, Mark was instrumental in helping so many enjoy woodturning. He will be sorely missed.
It was both a pleasure and honour to know Mark, he was a true inspiration for many people in our community. My deepest most heartfelt condolences to his family at such a difficult time. Rest in peace.
Over the years Mark became a good friend, one who I had the greatest of respect for. Through the Woodturning magazine, his demonstrations, attendance at Shows and Seminars throughout the World he has encouraged and shared with numerous woodturners his love of our craft. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Thank you Mark.......
On Behalf of the Irish Wood Turner's Guild I would like to offer our sincere condolence to Mark Bakers Family. A true gentleman and always eager to help with any enquiries. He Will Be Sadly Missed In The Wood Turning Circles. May He Rest In Pece
Although we were aware that he had cancer of the throat , had undergone unsuccessful treatment for it, the news of his death still saddens and shocks us all. When I informed all our members in June that Mark’s cancer was incurable, the responses were prolific – all expressing sadness and shock but also, gratitude and admiration for him as a person and for his contribution to woodturning - he was editor of the Woodturning magazine for more than 20 years. He was patron of our club which makes us especially proud. I have watched every demonstration he gave at the club and I have always wanted them to last longer. His demos were always interesting, informative and entertaining and delivered in such a pleasant, warm and friendly way. We remember with gratitude his friendship, and his generosity with both time and expertise, and with admiration for the braveness he showed in dealing with his cancer. His legacy will be the enthusiasm he had for woodturning and the inspiration and help he gave to so many people to begin, follow and become proficient in woodturning.. We are all thinking of his family at this very sad time.
Mark was a great woodturner and friend, he used to come to my workshop from time to time to test new tools and jigs we had many happy hours together. He is also the patron of The Sandon Woodturners and I know he will be missed by all the members. Mark was a true gentleman always willing to help and advise. My sincere condolences to his family. Rest in peace my friend
Met and spoke to Mark at numerous shows and demonstrations.Was a wonderful person and very knowledgedable and easy going when asked for advice.Rest in peace Mark.
On behalf of the Flemish Woodturners our condolences go to Marks family and friends. We met Mark on a number of occasions in England and here in Belgium, demonstrating his wonderful skills which were appreciated by all present. Now we take up one of the many magazines to think back to this ever sympathetic fellow. . . Rest in Peace Mark.
I lovely man who will be sadly missed in the woodturning world. I've always enjoyed his editorials in the magazine and have his signed book 'woodturning projects' in my reference library. Goodbye Mark
I first met Mark at Harrogate in 2008 when he showed me how to hone my tools with a diamond file, a skill that has proved really valuable over the years. Since then I have had many conversations with him during my time as Treasurer and latterly as Chairman of the AWGB. Mark was always supportive of our efforts. RIP Mark you will be fondly remembered by all who knew you.
Rest In Peace Mark you were a good guy, always helpful, constructive, enthusiastic and encouraging. You will be missed by many in the world of woodturning. Condolences to your family.
Mark was a wonderful turner and a great editor of both the wood turning and wood carving magazines. We had the great pleasure of having him at our club Trent Valley wood turner's to do a demonstration for the members and was interested in what we were doing as a club and very impressed with the clubhouse that was built by club members. Mark will be remembered as being a fantastic ambassador for wood turning and carving by everyone worldwide. Our thoughts are with his wife and family at this very sad time.
The first page that I opened in Woodturning magazine was Marks editorial and you could see inside his thoughts as to how he could inspire us as not only as turners but decent human beings. I send my heartfelt condolences to all who new him especially his family. RIP Mark
Mark always replied when I sent any messages to Woodturning. Usually by picking up the phone and having a conversation. I have enjoyed many demonstrations by him at Snainton, Earswick and Harrogate. A great loss.