Today's postings

  1. [Baren 41721] new barens offered (April Vollmer)
  2. [Baren 41722] Re: On the hunt for Woodtype (Julio.Rodriguez #
  3. [Baren 41723] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: April Vollmer
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 13:42:35 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41721] new barens offered
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Dave and Maria, thank you very much for the information on the new barens!

It is great to have you both talk about which barens are best, it is a very useful conversation! I have an 8 strand hon baren, and a coarser coil, wood-backed baren that is about 10 years old. Then website link is great to see the various coils. My big problem is re-covering them, I need to practice!!

And I wanted to thank Barbara and Michelle for their work on Baren Mall, which is such a great resource. McClain's is the most accessible, and helpful by phone for Americans, so I send students there first...but for special papers and barens, it is great to have a Japanese source. Since they are shipping from Japan, it doesn't make sense to order small quantities anyway, I have no problem with a minimum order.

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Message 2
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 22:18:04 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41722] Re: On the hunt for Woodtype
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I am looking for some old know, letters, numbers, etc..
from the old days of letterpress....any size....the bigger the better !!!

If you have some you want to donate to a worthy cause and a good home, or
just simply get rid of ( I'l pay for the shipping) email me off list.

If you want to sell please contact me with price, size and font type if


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Subject: Size matters - the first test batch!
Posted by: Dave Bull

After all the preparation, it was finally time today to give my new sizing 'system' its first test!

I spent most of the afternoon at it, and I can tell you - this is not an easy job! Not that I thought it would be, but it has nonetheless made me realize that this is going to need a lot of practice to pull off properly. After all, I'm trying to make the jump from 'zero' to 'professionally acceptable' all in one go ...

Anyway, I did indeed take a lot of photos as I went along (with my camera's self-timer), but instead of putting them here on the RoundTable, where they will soon disappear into the untraceable maze, never to surface again, I thought it would make more sense to put them in a 'Sizing Process' page over in my Encyclopedia.

So please jump over there and have a look:



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