Today's postings

  1. [Baren 31334] ref:Meranti plywood ("Lee Churchill")
  2. [Baren 31335] Re: Baren Digest (old) V36 #3551 ("Marilynn Smith")
  3. [Baren 31336] gluing. free font chest (ArtSpotiB #
  4. [Baren 31337] Re: Cairn update! ("Maria Arango")
  5. [Baren 31338] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Lee Churchill"
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 08:17:23 -0600
Subject: [Baren 31334] ref:Meranti plywood
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>>>Marilynn, when I get the first chip I say to myself I'm only human, with the second chip only more so and ... I'm working on it!.

Hi Carol,
:-) when I end up with chips, I cheat and glue them back in. I take the piece add a careful daub of woodglue to the back - a tiny amount so it doesn't seep around the repair and resist the printing ink - place it back where it came from and let it dry while I work on other areas... thus far it always seems to have worked well!
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Message 2
From: "Marilynn Smith"
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 07:58:27 -0600
Subject: [Baren 31335] Re: Baren Digest (old) V36 #3551
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Harry, I so agree with Jan, that print has a charm all of its own. I can
recall several times when I have done things I thought were "mistakes" that
those ended up as the most charming or interesting pieces of work. Again,
it shows how human we are. I only lost a very few from my nude series, but
one that I simply could not throw out had evidently slipped and there is a
shadow like impression around the figures, it is a unique piece all of its
How good that you recoagnized the charm of this print and decided not to
toss it before you showed it , it is indeed a charming piece!
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Message 3
From: ArtSpotiB #
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 17:11:30 EDT
Subject: [Baren 31336] gluing. free font chest
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Hello Friends.

Regarding gluing.... my Dad taught me to tear a small piece of paper, dip a
torn edge into the glue (which is, most likely, on the scrap from which you got
the small piece). Slide the torn edge under the still attached chip (or onto
hand held chip if it became detached). Then press down firmly with clean
finger tip. Probably you knew this one.....

Thanks, everyone, for all the wonderful commentaries and tips that you share
with us.

I have a full size metal font chest (for letter press leads) in my studio
that needs a home. Free. The person who had me do all the work of getting it has
changed her mind and doesn't want it! It is well built (old) and would be
terrific for anyone seeking to store small or flat things. One could cut plywood
rectangles and use half round trim to make very satisfactory storage areas not
only for fonts but also for beads, small items, an exhibition of prints, a
print file, etc. Metal is archivally sound. I can help deliver it locally in the
Bay Area. There are also some fonts (made of lead) that could make for
interesting additions to prints or mixed media projects. This is too good to go to
the dump, please!

Please feel free to phone me/email me. and 510.547-4512.
First come, first given.


ArtSpot Out
Benny Alba at OMebase
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Message 4
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 14:38:39 -0700
Subject: [Baren 31337] Re: Cairn update!
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Gosh, you're welcome. No need to be scared :-)
It's just a small piece of wood of an irregular shape symbolizing your
entire reason for being...oh, just kidding.

I'm drawing my design today on freshly sanded cherrywood (plywood). Mind you
all that our air conditioner was hit by lightning on Monday and still
waiting for the insho'ance company to approve a replacement unit. No a/c,
112 today and humidity in the 30%'s which is virtually sopping wet for our
desert climate. I wish we got some rain, actually. Even my fingers are
sweating while I type.

But I sanded anyway and now I'm drawing and, barring another power outage, I
will cut over the weekend and ship next week. Ah, the sacrifices...truth be
told, it's really only 97 inside the house and about 102 in the studio, and
other than my oily ink separating and the cats freaking out from the noise
of fans blowing all over the house, all is well and proceeding as planned

All of you attending the Summit that are also in the Cairn project, you will
receive your blocks then. The rest of you will receive them within four
weeks of this writing. I now have to turn my computer off to conserve

Send ice-cream, quick!

Maria Arango
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Message 5
From: Blog Manager
Date: 21 Jul 2006 03:55:06 -0000
Subject: [Baren 31338] 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. (21 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: Colored Rocks


Site Name: Mokuhankan Conversations

Author: Dave Bull
Item: 2nd eBook - Fletcher's 1916 volume


Site Name: VIZArt

Author: Viza Arlington
Item: Dirty Fingernails Say A Lot A Celebration Of "Pure" Printmakers


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