Today's postings

  1. [Baren 30077] vs. World Printmakers (Laughing Crow Studio)
  2. [Baren 30078] carving tools (Edward Kinnersly)
  3. [Baren 30079] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Laughing Crow Studio
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2006 06:40:10 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 30077] vs. World Printmakers
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> How do you differentiate from World Printmakers at
> That is, in terms of being a first as
> source for original prints?


I was a member of World Printmakers at the beginning and it is a great
resource! It is very comprehensive and has something for everyone. The website will be unabashedly commercial. Our main
intent is to sell original prints for our artists. From the first page it
is clear that this is primarily a shopping site - geared toward the buyer.
One can click and purchase without having to e-mail the artist to put in
an order or to have to hunt for a page on "how to order" a print. World
Printmakers seems to be known more amongst printmakers, whereas we intend
to publicize the Handpulled site to buyers and collectors. We also will
have no digital. Our price to join is much lower, too - therefore we hope
to represent a lot of artists who can't afford the other.


Lezle Williams
Laughing Crow Studio
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Message 2
From: Edward Kinnersly
Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2006 22:47:05 +0000
Subject: [Baren 30078] carving tools
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I would like to buy some carving tools from the Baren shops and would
like some opinions from those of you who have used the following:

-- Shimizu tools
-- Michi tools
-- Shinkichi tools

I am planning on buying three to begin with (a straight, a gouge and a
vee tool) and all in the small range (1.5mm to 3mm) so that I can start
to carve netsuke and other small objects in the round.

I am mainly interested in the blade quality but if you have any advice
on the handles then that would be useful too.

I was interested in the Shimizu student set to begin with but have
reached the conclusion that buying better quality tools is the way to go.

Also if anyone has any information about specific tools that would have
traditionally been used for netsuke carving I would be interested to hear.

I was planning on using a combination King stone to keep them sharp
(1000G / 6000G).

Many thanks
Edward Kinnersly
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Message 3
From: Blog Manager
Date: 8 Feb 2006 04:55:06 -0000
Subject: [Baren 30079] 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. (13 sites checked, just before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: Knot-Block #2


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