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  1. [Baren 45073] Re: reference please (thadeenz97 #
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From: thadeenz97 #
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:27:47 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45073] Re: reference please
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Syd:There are a lot of good reference books out there, but when I first discovered printmaking, the book that got me started was "Simple Printmaking" by Gwen Diehn. Ten years later, it's still a lot of fun to look through.Jeff DeanBuffalo, NY On 01/27/12, syd harper<> wrote: On 27/01/2012 16:28, Sydney harper wrote:I have been a member for many years, but have never carved a piece of wood.This year, for the first time, a made a linoleum reduction print. Albeit,it was not the greatest success, but I had fun and it lifted me out of Artbareness(pun). I would like to enjoy printing with you all, but need aninexpensive picture information book that could be download to my Nook ifpossible. Are there any recommendations? I thank you, Syd
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From: Maria Arango Diener
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:05:27 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45074] Re: reference please
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And as a bonus, some of us Baren members are proud to be included in the book!

Toot, toot!


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Subject: Knife set - handle prototyping
Posted by: Dave Bull

As I mentioned in one of my comments on the previous entry, we are not sure yet just who will be making the handles for the chisels in the new set. At present, the blade maker has placed an order with the people who make the handles for his other knives, and it is these handles that we will be seeing when the first sample tools arrive.

But as we have no direct access to that workshop, Sato-san and I have found it difficult to properly communicate our wishes. So while we wait for those samples, we're also exploring other avenues. This afternoon I started my own prototyping. To tell you about this, I'm going to have to take you back ... way back!

Long-time readers of my website may remember an item I posted back in 1999, about buying some cherry planks. The wood I bought that day has not yet been used for woodblocks. After Shimano-san (the block supplier) passed away, Matsumura-san stepped up his wood business, and I have been using his wood (for the most part) since then.

So the four long - very long - planks have been waiting peacefully since that time. At present, they stand in a dry and well-ventilated corner of my upper basement:

These planks were purchased (for 400,000 yen - just over $5,000) of course for use as woodblocks. They are a fairly light and clear cherry, which would be best for colour blocks, and are thus not so 'rare'. If they were the heavy and hard type suitable for key blocks, I wouldn't even consider using them for any other purpose, but ... there they are, unused for around 13 years, so let's see if we can get just a little bit of our money back, shall we?

They are heavy beyond belief, but I wrestled one down and laid it out.

And then sliced a small piece off one end:

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