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  1. [Baren 23685] Re: slicing wood? (FurryPressII #
  2. [Baren 23686] Re: slicing wood? ()
  3. [Baren 23687] Re: slicing wood? (jack reisland)
  4. [Baren 23688] A way to transfer graphite drawing to a block? (Troy Harris)
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Message 1
From: FurryPressII #
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 23:13:49 EST
Subject: [Baren 23685] Re: slicing wood?
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I have used some of those woods for wood blocks and others for making frames.
Some such as walnut carve very well others such as purple heart are difficult
as well as some what toxic and splinter a lot. Some are so nice to look at.
Some are very grainy but as someone who has used particle board you should
have no problem learning about the life of each wood.

john c.
sorry about the multi post today.
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Message 2
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 4:40:59 +0000
Subject: [Baren 23686] Re: slicing wood?
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in response to Maria's exotic wood stash....


You are the luckiest girl in the world. I'm getting in the car right now to
come see your treasures. Why slice those hunk beauties? I'd keep
them for myself forvever! To look at, to hold, to touch.....'course then,
there's that lumberjack idea.....

"let the beauty we love be what we do" Rumi.
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Message 3
From: jack reisland
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 19:32:51 -1000
Subject: [Baren 23687] Re: slicing wood?
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Ok, to answer your question directly, a big bandsaw is about your only
option for slicing 12" wide planks. You don't even want to think about
handsawing most of the woods you mentioned. You're talking two man pit
saws and such archaic tools. If you really want to slab that stuff, you
will have to look for a shop with a resaw. To answer your question
indirectly, WHAT!? You want to cut that stuff into woodblocks!? As a
long time woodworker, I find the idea of turning the woods that you
mentioned, in the sizes you mentioned into anything other than fine
furniture painful! If you do take the stuff to a shop to have it sliced,
just don't tell them that you are going to cut it up into blocks for
printing, they won't give it back!

Jack R.
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Message 4
From: Troy Harris
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 21:51:08 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 23688] A way to transfer graphite drawing to a block?
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Is it possible to transfer a pencil drawing on paper,
face down, to a block? In other words instead of
using chemicals to transfer ink to a block, could this
be done with a graphite drawing?

Either that, or will pencil show through mino-gami
paper or usu-mino paper, using the Japanese method? I
was thinking of possibly not removing the hanshita
from the block and carving right through the paper,
that is if the pencil shows through.

I have a very thin (non Japanese) paper here which
carves beautifully when left glued on a cherry block
but the drawing is a bit hard to see because it's in
graphite. It still works, just want to find a way to
improve the detail.

Thanks for any info.