Our thoughts and condolences go to Mark’s family. An excellent demonstrator and ambassador for the Woodturning community but more than that Mark was a thoroughly nice man. He will be greatly missed by members of our club.
This is indeed a sad moment not only for his family but the woodturning community. Having spoke to Mark on the phone on quite a few occasions I always enjoyed the chats we had. He will be sadly missed. He was a great ambassador for woodturning.
Such sad news, I have known Mark through our industry since the late 90's and he was just one of those genuinely lovely guys who it was always such a pleasure to bump into and chat to if we found ourselves at the same show or in the same hotel. I once did a small favour for Mark at a show over 20 years ago and he said he would make me a bowl. I honestly didn't really expect him to do that or follow up on his promise, but then out the blue about 6 weeks later a parcel arrived with an absolutely beautiful 15" burr oak bowl inside. That bowl has always had pride of place wherever I've lived since then - and will continue to do so. Every time I see it I will remember you Mark. And thank you too for that 3 hr journey we shared in Ireland when you I dropped you back at the airport - It was great just to chat about all sorts asides from work and you were just such an honest and caring guy as always with a wealth of other experience I never knew about. I'll miss your happy face at the shows but you have left a great legacy as all these comments show. My thoughts are with your family. Rest in Peace Mark.
So sad to hear the news of Marks passing.Our sincere condolences to his family and many friends.May he Rest in Peace.
I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Mark at many woodturning events. My sincere condolences go out to Marks family and friends, he will be missed.
A great loss to the world of woodturning. A truly lovely man, so generous with his time and so wise. Much love to his family.
I remember Mark demonstrating at our club in Cornwall several years ago. It was a splendid evening and I still have one of Mark’s unfinished pieces from that day. I have very fond memories of the times I have met Mark. You will be truly missed but you have left such a legacy behind. R. I. P. Mark
WAVENEY AND DISTRICT WOOD TURNERS Chair: Andrew Platt. We at WDWT were greatly saddened to hear of the death of Mark Baker. Mark has been a good friend to the club for many years. His demos were always enjoyable, informative and creative and appreciated by all our club members. As Editor of the ‘Woodturners’ magazine, his monthly editorials often highlighted important issues and ideas related to the wood turning world, and the content of the magazine was such that it related both there experienced and novice alike. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts and prayers are for his family and friends.
Mark was a lovely man, we worked together on wood turning magazine for many years, lots of laughs along the way! He will be sorely missed.
You could not wish to meet a nicer person. A pleasure to have met you. Rest in peace.
On behalf of the whole Brown family and former colleagues, we send our condolences to Mark's family and friends. We dealt with Mark from the early 90's, friendly, professional and understanding. He will be missed.
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Baker family. Mark's passing is a tragic loss for our woodturning community.
He will be greatly missed. Our condolences to the family
Always read and enjoyed Mark’s editorials and was saddened to read his last where he displayed great strength and stoicism. Rest in peace Mark . You performed a wonderful service over many years. Sincere condolences to your family.
I only met Mark once, at a wood turnng exhibition. In the space of 20 minutes he helped me so much, and I left the event reflecting on what a great bloke Mark was. Such sad news.
Mark will be very sadly missed by all who knew him as a lovely person.
I wish to extend my sympathy to the family and loved one of Mark. Mark was fantastic leader, mentor and inspiration within the woodturning community. The AWGB ,Woodturning magazines and woodtuning community will have lost a truly great man May his legacy stand the test of time and may he rest in peace Frank Fitzpatrick IWG Journal Editor
The loss of Mark is a great loss to the whole woodturning community, not just here in the UK but as his role of woodturning ambassador for the UK into the international community, he will be sorely missed.
I have known Mark since the early days of my woodturning and he has been an influence and inspiration to my activities I am sure that he will be remembered by many of us RIP Mark
Such a loss to the woodworking community but mainly to his family. I would like to extend my sincere condolences to them. R I P Mark. He and I met at exhibitions, symposia, demonstrations and trade shows but my treasured memories are when he would pop out of the office to clear his head and visit the Sussex Guild Shop for a natter. His skills with the tools were very obvious but they were backed with a very "scholarly" depth of knowledge. We had many interesting exchanges based around the articles I was writing for the magazine and woodturning in general.