Today's postings

  1. [Baren 32247] Re: Baren Digest (old) V37 #3696 (Myron Turner)
  2. [Baren 32248] Re: Question about wood. (David Harrison)
  3. [Baren 32249] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  4. [Baren 32250] Question about wood and UK suppliers ("Harry French")
  5. [Baren 32251] Re: Question about wood and UK suppliers (David Harrison)
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Message 8
From: Myron Turner
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 07:14:56 -0600
Subject: [Baren 32247] Re: Baren Digest (old) V37 #3696
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In case this hasn't come to your attention.

> Dear supporters of printmaking and the arts -
>
> Within the last two weeks we sent you a call-for-entries for the Los Angeles
> Printmaking Society 19th National Exhibition to disseminate to your members.
> The Prospectus is now available on our web site. The link is given below.
>
> http://losangelesprintmakingsociety.com/html/calendar.htm
>
> It is an excellent exhibition opportunity, so kindly spread the word. We
> greatly appreciate it.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Masha
>
> Masha Schweitzer, LAPS Corresponding Secretary
> 9626 Monte Mar Drive
> Los Angeles, CA 90035-4016

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Myron Turner
http://www.room535.org
http://www.room535.org/woodblocks
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Message 1
From: David Harrison
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 13:31:47 +0000
Subject: [Baren 32248] Re: Question about wood.
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I wonder about buying PAR (planed all round) board from a timber
merchant. Would the surface be smooth enough to work straight away, or
would it need further treatment (sanding, more planing) first?

cheers,

David H
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Message 2
From: Blog Manager
Date: 18 Nov 2006 04:55:11 -0000
Subject: [Baren 32249] 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. (24 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)

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Site Name: m.Lee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee
Item:
http://mleeprints.blogspot.com/2006/11/blue-butterfly-originally-uploaded-by.html

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Site Name: pressing-issues

Author: Ellen Shipley
Item: Paleo-Basilisk
http://pressing-issues.blogspot.com/2006/11/paleo-basilisk.html

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Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Author: bdelpesco
Item: Illustration Friday 11/17/2006: Thanksgiving
http://belindadelpesco.blogspot.com/2006/11/illustration-friday-11172006.html

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[Baren] members: if you have a printmaking blog (or a website with a published ATOM feed), and wish it to be included in this daily checklist, please write to the Baren Blog Manager at:
http://barenforum.org/contact_baren.php

For reference, sites/blogs currently being checked are:
http://barenforum.org/blog
http://woodblock.com
http://woodblockdreams.blogspot.com
http://studiodiary.blogspot.com
http://larimerart.blogspot.com
http://artflights.blogspot.com
http://printmakersmaterials.blogspot.com
http://mlyon.com/blog
http://room535.blogspot.com
http://mleeprints.blogspot.com
http://snowgum.blogspot.com
http://onthisblock.blogspot.com
http://pressing-issues.blogspot.com
http://www.1000woodcuts.com
http://theitinerantartist.blogspot.com
http://PLawing-Printmaker.blogspot.com
http://readdevine.blogspot.com
http://mokuhankan.com/conversations
http://mokuhankan.com
http://belindadelpesco.blogspot.com
http://vizart.blogspot.com
http://phare-camp.blogspot.com
http://amymstoner.blogspot.com
http://williamleeholtfineart.blogspot.com
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Message 3
From: "Harry French"
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 08:21:19 -0000
Subject: [Baren 32250] Question about wood and UK suppliers
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Greetings all,
My favourite wood for printing is available from Wicks and Focus UK ( DIY stores). They call it "exterior" plywood. Experts inform me its proper name is Meranti plywood. It is inexpensive, but rough and ready and splits just as you need the detail. My local timber merchant supplies me with off cuts of cherry wood. We both got confused with basswood. I think it is linden or lime in UK. He was happy to cut the lime end grain to see if it is useful also for engraving. I will try the next time I visit him because boxwood costs a fortune. A kitchen fitter has also given me wood front samples to try.
My latest print uses the"exterior plywood." It was cut in the reduction manner with the same piece of wood, but many Bareners regard it as a suicidal or Kamikaze technique because it progressively destroys the wood block as you prepare the next colour : there is no going back. I only have six decent prints left out of an original edition of 25.
Latest print :
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/h.french1/GOHROOFTOP3.htm
There is also a link on the web page of how I progressively cut the wood and printed the colours.The design was drawn on the wood with a permanent marker.
I hope all this makes sense!
Harry
Lincoln
England
UK
www.harryfrenchartworks.co.uk
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Message 4
From: David Harrison
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 10:07:58 +0000
Subject: [Baren 32251] Re: Question about wood and UK suppliers
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Hi Harry,

I like the grain that ply gave you...

Oddly, Lawrence say that their "basswood blocks" are made from "maple
planks". Which seems to make them not basswood at all. Hum.

A local timber merchant gave me a pretty good price on some maple and
cherry board lengths. As Mark says there'll be some final sanding
involved before the gouges can come out, but it still works out at 2-3
per 6" x 8" block, which is far better than printmaking stores over here
are charging.

cheers,

David