Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45213] Transferring design to uncarved blocks (Gayle Wohlken)
  2. [Baren 45214] Patricia's method for transfer (Carole Baker)
  3. [Baren 45215] LATEST PRINT ("Harry French")
  4. [Baren 45216] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Gayle Wohlken
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2012 13:53:32 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45213] Transferring design to uncarved blocks
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I use a method similar to this, except I tape one side of the paper (the parchment, or whatever I choose) to an L-shaped registration board. After printing the first carved board onto the taped parchment, I can then slide into position the uncarved boards that need the design printed onto them and I don't have to worry about the parchment slipping because of that side taped to the registration board. It works very well.

> I use baker's parchment paper. The ink transfers easily onto the next block but you just have to be careful it doesn't slide.
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Message 2
From: Carole Baker
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2012 14:21:05 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45214] Patricia's method for transfer
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> 1 Print the keyline block to the wrong side of the transparency
> (if you're
> using kentos for registration make sure to include them in the
> printing).

I pretty much do the same as Patricia. But I cut the kentos before
transferring to the color blocks and set the mylar or parchment paper
into the kentos before burnishing the back for transfer.

Carole Baker
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Message 3
From: "Harry French"
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2012 14:55:31 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45215] LATEST PRINT
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My latest print follows my medieval theme of transcribing bas relief misericords* in churches and cathedrals. In my own cathedral of Lincoln there is not much evidence as to the carvers names or their inspirations because of the age in which it was built (11th c). However,in Ripon cathedral where I sketched my latest bas relief carvings there is quite a lot of evidence as it is later (15th c). To my great surprise they were carved inspired from the earliest European woodcuts printed in Germany!
I have,therefore, inadvertently brought them back to their original media 600 years later.
I have added the relevant information to the print.
The print is in recent work available on my homepage website :
*small carvings of : dragons, fantasy beasts, knights, maidens and every day folk carved in wood under the small seats of medieval monks' wooden choir stalls

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Postings made on [Baren] members' blogs
over the past 24 hours ...

Subject: Short update ... new staff (!), knife box question ...
Posted by: Dave Bull

Mixed results from the four interviews over the past couple of days, but one report to make straight away, as the 'deal' was struck right there during our conversation; next Monday we'll be welcoming our newest member - Mr. Yasuhiro Lee will be here bright and early that day ready to help me clear out the first basement level, and get the woodwork shop set up properly.

His immediate job will be to work with me to finalize the design of the cases for the upcoming 'Arts of Japan' series, and then get busy making them. Once that is moving forward, we'll toss a second ball into the air and start making handles for the chisels, and then a third one ... for the boxes for the tools.

I'll introduce him properly at that time (I have no photo etc. yet). It's also possible - we just touched on this lightly during our conversation - that he will be blogging independently about his 'adventures' here. I'll of course let you know. For the immediate future, he will only be here three days a week, as he has other commitments to honour (one of which is printing practice/training with Numabe-san), but we'll see where it all leads ...

And speaking of the tool set, I got an email earlier today from Dale in Massachusetts who sent a suggestion on the design for the boxes (which he has allowed me to share here).

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