Today's postings

  1. [Baren 29753] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V34 #3323 (Jan 4, 2006) ("Sales")
  2. [Baren 29754] NY cards, problems (Nancy Osadchuk)
  3. [Baren 29755] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V34 #3323 (Jan 4, 2006) (eli griggs)
  4. [Baren 29756] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  5. [Baren 29757] Re: Year of the Dog Prints (Connie)
  6. [Baren 29758] Wood Moisture (Gayle Wohlken)
  7. [Baren 29759] Wood Moisture (FurryPressII #
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Message 1
From: "Sales"
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 17:04:19 -0600
Subject: [Baren 29753] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V34 #3323 (Jan 4, 2006)
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I generally try to limit my comments to that which I know, so I felt it
important to respond to the comment below. I would respectfully disagree
with the position. There are several printmaking materials (all
remarkably archival) that incorporate Japan Drier in them. In general,
Japan Drier dries from the top down, and Cobalt Drier (which is much
more commonly used for obvious reasons) tends to dry from the inside
out. The problem with a top down drier, as I believe that John may have
pointed out is that they tend to screw up the surface if not used

The comments about the limited use of driers should be taken to heart. A
little bit can be good - a lot is a disaster!

Dean Clark


"Japan dryer should never be used in artist grade
materials for any reason. It is suited to less
demanding commercial products."
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Message 2
From: Nancy Osadchuk
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 16:44:46 -0700
Subject: [Baren 29754] NY cards, problems
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I have Frank Trueba's , Carol Baker's dogs now, also Ira Greenburg's and Colleen Corradi's roosters flew in.....I like the effect on black paper. It's always so amazing how different artists present the same subject in incredibly different ways. Fun receiving them too.
I think I may have had beginners' luck for the last few woodblocks, now I seem to have problems crop up that didn't ever happen before. When taking out the stack of papers to run the second block for exchange 27, I found some (far too many) had bled badly. Apparently I should have checked to see if the paper was sized! Lesson learned. But why, when the papers were all from the same batch, as far as I know, would only some bleed and not others?? Inkworks, who carried all printmaking supplies has gone out of business and most of the five art supply stores here carry very few washi papers. I had some Masa on hand so will have to go with that for the exchange now, good thing there was no specification on the kind of paper.
Belated Happy New Year to all

Nancy O.
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Message 3
From: eli griggs
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 16:04:22 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 29755] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V34 #3323 (Jan 4, 2006)
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Do any Graphic Chemical inks contain Japan dryer?
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Message 4
From: Blog Manager
Date: 5 Jan 2006 04:55:04 -0000
Subject: [Baren 29756] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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This is an automatic update message being sent to [Baren] by the forum blog software.

The following new entries were found on the listed printmaker's websites during the past 24 hours. (12 sites checked, just before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: BarenForum Group Weblog

Author: Harry French
Item: Stone roof tracery : Gainsborough Old Hall : Lincolnshire : UK


Site Name: David Bull, Woodblock Printmaker

Item: 2006 New Year card now on-line ...


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: Reba Stewart


[Baren] members: if you have a printmaking blog (or a website with a published ATOM feed), and wish it to be included in this daily checklist, please write to the Baren Blog Manager at:
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Message 5
From: Connie
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 22:41:35 -0700
Subject: [Baren 29757] Re: Year of the Dog Prints
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A mailbox full of dogs today, how wonderful! I got one Australian doggie
with an apology from the U.S. post office. It looked like it tried to
chew its way out of the envelope. They were kind enough to include one
of the pieces. The bites are in the corner away from the image of the
lovely Skye Terrier? from Jan Telfer. Would some thin paper and methal
cellulose be a way to repair it? Or is there a better method?

Connie Giancarli Brewer
Gillette, WY
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Message 6
From: Gayle Wohlken
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2006 02:37:05 -0500
Subject: [Baren 29758] Wood Moisture
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Here's a question for people who understand wood. I have just
received ten feet of kiln dried wood which is about a year old. The
moisture content is 11%. I understand from the man who planes and
cuts my wood that 6% is the usual moisture of kiln dried wood. This
is for a project due soon, and is from a tree that was locally cut.
Other artists will be making projects from the tree. Will 11%
moisture be more difficult to carve, never mind that it will be
difficult, anyway, because it's maple. Thanks.

Northeast Ohio
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Message 7
From: FurryPressII #
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2006 07:57:23 EST
Subject: [Baren 29759] Wood Moisture
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WOOD gains moisture from the air. Wood carves differently in the winter
than the summer due to moisture content.

john c.