Today's postings

  1. [Baren 31998] Exchange #31 (The Alphabet) update ("Mike Lyon")
  2. [Baren 31999] Re: Laszlo Universal handpress (graphchem #
  3. [Baren 32000] Re: Baren Digest (old) V36 #3648 ("Marilynn Smith")
  4. [Baren 32001] Re: Baren Digest (old) V36 #3648 (Derek Andrews)
  5. [Baren 32002] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Mike Lyon"
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 09:25:39 -0500
Subject: [Baren 31998] Exchange #31 (The Alphabet) update
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The one week waiting period for Exchange #30 participants wishing to
participate in #30 ended Saturday morning and those in the 'Holding Pen'
have been appended to the participant list (and the overflow transferred to
the 'Waiting List'). Characters were assigned in order of sign-up
(apologies to those of you who wanted a different character).

Because of each of you will complete the assigned alphabet letter or symbol
and deliver your edition of 31 to the coordinator by February 1, 2007 it is
especially important that noone withdraw after December 31, 2006! PLEASE -
if you have ANY doubt whether you'll be able to deliver your prints on time,
WITHDRAW as EARLY as possible so your character can be assigned to the next
person on the waiting list and the exchange can be completed on time and in

Sharri LaPierre has graciously volunteered to coordinate this exchange and
she will be contacting all the participants and waitlisters soon. You may
contact her directly via the (email sent to
this address comes to both Sherry and me).

Complete details of exchange #31 are on-line at -- if your name
appears below but you do NOT wish to participate, PLEASE let us know
immediately by writing otherwise, "CUT, PRINT,
and GOOD LUCK" - your assigned letter or symbol appears to the left of your
name below - no substitutions, please!

-- Mike

Current status of the [Baren] Exchange #31 subscription list:

A -- Bobbi A. Chukran

B -- Bridget Pilip

C -- Wanda Robertson

D -- Kimberly Shields

E -- Harry French

F -- Charles Morgan

G -- Peter Petersen

H -- Murilo Antonio Pereira

I -- Sharri Lapierre

J -- Jason Engelhardt

K -- Jane Bianco

L -- Arafat Al-Naim

M -- Tom Kristensen

N -- Roy Leroux

O -- Frank Trueba

P -- Elizabeth Atwood

Q -- Louise Cass

R -- Ld Lawrence

S -- Julie Sparks

T -- Elisabeth Humphreys

U -- Colleen Corradi

V -- Jennifer Ressmann

W -- Anders Sandstrom

X -- Kristine Alder

Y -- Kathe Welch

Z -- Carol Lyons

@ -- Sylvia Taylor

? -- Erin Kay Mcwhorter

$ -- Liz Horton

& -- Sharen Linder

Waiting list -- (recent experience indicates that there is an excellent
chance that the first three or four on the waiting list may be promoted into
the exchange often in the 11th hour:

Terry Sargent Peart

Mindy Wilson

Barbara Mason

Ellen Shipley

Julio Rodriguez

Diane Cutter

Oscar Bearinger

Robert Viana

Dale Phelps

Maria Arango

Lee Churchill

Doug Haug

Carol Chapel

Sarah Hauser

Crystal Roethlisberger

Mike Lyon
Kansas City, MO
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Message 2
From: graphchem #
Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2006 12:11:37 -0400
Subject: [Baren 31999] Re: Laszlo Universal handpress
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Please go to our website - We carry blankets and a sister company Printmakers Machhine Co. sells press beds - what is the size it needs to be - for instance, a bedplate 18 x 48 x 1/2" costs $160 plus shipping charges.

Please let me know if you need more information.

Susan Clark
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Message 3
From: "Marilynn Smith"
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 09:52:07 -0700
Subject: [Baren 32000] Re: Baren Digest (old) V36 #3648
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What is the thought on these? the price certainly is right. Are they cheap
steel though?
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Message 4
From: Derek Andrews
Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2006 16:39:38 -0300
Subject: [Baren 32001] Re: Baren Digest (old) V36 #3648
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Marilynn Smith wrote:
> What is the thought on these? the price certainly is right. Are they
> cheap steel though?

Almost certainly cheap everything.

Sets like this are ok for a few reasons:
- cheap entry level to get all the tools needed to get started.
- figure out which particular tools you really need, maybe just 3 or 4
of these, depending on what you are doing.
- learning how to sharpen tools without wasting expensive steel.
- modifying cutting edges for very specific tasks.

Otherwise I think that well know brand name tools are a much safer bet.

Derek Andrews, woodturner - a blog for my customers - a blog for woodturners
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Message 5
From: Blog Manager
Date: 10 Oct 2006 03:55:11 -0000
Subject: [Baren 32002] 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. (23 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: 45 Degree Angles


Site Name: m.Lee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee


Site Name: pressing-issues

Author: Ellen Shipley
Item: Art Expo Honorable Mention

Author: Ellen Shipley
Item: Favor


Site Name: Mellissa Read-Devine

Author: Miss


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