Today's postings

  1. [Baren 35827] Prints for Peace - Due: Aug. 20, 2008 ("Heather P.")
  2. [Baren 35828] Exchanges (Gayle Wohlken)
  3. [Baren 35829] Re: Double-Bevel Hangi Toh (Annie Bissett)
  4. [Baren 35830] Summer Sign-ups w/ Four Oceans Press ("Heather P.")
  5. [Baren 35831] Re: Double-Bevel Hangi Toh ("Maria Arango")
  6. [Baren 35832] RE: Summer Sign-ups w/ Four Oceans Press ("Maria Arango")
  7. [Baren 35833] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  8. [Baren 35834] About Tohs ("Mark Mason")
  9. [Baren 35835] Re: Double-Bevel Hangi Toh (David Harrison)
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Message 3
From: "Heather P."
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 11:58:45 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 35827] Prints for Peace - Due: Aug. 20, 2008
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I was asked to pass this information on to other print-makers, so where better then Baren :)

Participation “Prints for Peace”
Deadline: August 20, 2008 Monterrey NL México

The Art/Human Development Workshop invites all Print Artists to participate in a “Prints for
Peace 08” in Monterrey NL México.

There is no entry fee in lieu of the donation of a print to the Prints for Peace collection of
Arte/Human Development Workshop of Casa Hogar el Refugio-Youth Shelter in Monterrey
NL México.

Various exhibits will be organized to promote Peace in the city of Monterrey.

Below is a list of requirements and the submission date for this project:

1. Prints. Each artist should send one print: original print, created in 2007/2008. Sorry no
digital prints this time.

2. Paper Size : The dimensions of the paper are 10 x 10 inches or 25 x 25 cm. The size of
the image might vary and might bleed out of the paper.

3. Theme. The theme is Peace.

4. Medium: Entries may feature any type of method of printmaking and should be signed.

5. Deadline: The deadline for receiving works will be August 20, 2008.

6. Opening: The opening of the Exhibit will be October 1 at 8:30 pm. At IMNRC in
Monterrey NL México.

7. Exhibits. All Prints will be exhibited. The image should be suitable for all ages. The
International Prints for Peace exhibit will be presented at the Leopoldo Carpinteyro Gallery of
IMNRC Intituto Mexicano Norteamericano de Relaciones Culturales in Monterrey NL
México. Julian Nava Director of Cultural Promotion
IMNRC , 52 81 80 04 90 90 Monterrey México. The prints will be
exhibited in other Galleries to promote Peace in Monterrey NL Mexico. The Photos of the
exhibits will be posted in the same page as the Art in the web.

8. Web Gallery. The prints that comply with the regulations will be exhibited in the Web
gallery of the IMNRC .

9. Entry Form: The application (entry) form should accompany the work, including the name
and the nationality of the artist as well as the title, year and the technique used in the work.
Entry form in and

10. Works send : The works should be sent to: HectorCadena Av. Eloy Cabazos2135,
Frac. La Quinta Guadalupe NL 67170, México

11. Additional Requirements: In addition, each print must be accompanied with the
following information: Artist’s name, title, and media. This information can be printed
separately and cut to paper size, or printed and/or pasted to the back of the print.

12. Information sheet: One typewritten page with your name, address, and e-mail.

13. Sending Work: Please send by air-mail in a simple packet, unframed, without
cardboard window or passé par tout. The print should be protected so that it cannot bend in
the mail. Please allow enough time for the print to be here on time. Please send the print as
"No commercial value". Please note: packages with declared amounts of money arrive
directly in the customs to pay duty. These packages will not be received.

14. E-mail. Please RSVP by e-mail to:

15. Contact: The Prints for Peace will become property of the Art/Development Workshop of
the Casa Hogar El Refugio –Youth Shelter

All other matters will be resolved by the Prints for Peace Committee. More information
please contact Guadalupe Victorica at
EntryForm Please have this information pasted also in the back of the print.
1,Name 2,Title of Print 3.Technique and year Electronic mail address 5.Adress 6. web site if
available 7.information about the print

Thank you for taking the time to read this and consider signing up :)

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Message 1
From: Gayle Wohlken
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 16:17:30 -0400
Subject: [Baren 35828] Exchanges
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Heather, the Monterrey Prints for Peace post was already sent to Baren
a few days ago and was posted. It seems we have a lot of outside
exchanges being posted on Baren, and it has been requested that you
state that these are not legitimate Baren-sponsored exchanges when you
post about them. It seems some of the newer Bareners might be
confused between the official Baren Exchanges and these others.
Legitimate Baren Exchanges come four times a year. Here are the two
explanatory pages:

and the galleries are posted here:


~Gayle Wohlken
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Message 2
From: Annie Bissett
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 17:50:38 -0400
Subject: [Baren 35829] Re: Double-Bevel Hangi Toh
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Thanks so much for your reply, Dave. I should know to always search
your site when I have a moku hanga question. As usual your answer
clears things up for me, and a picture is worth a thousand words!
I've sorely misunderstood my wonderful hang-to all this time,
mistaking the difference in metal color for a bevel. I'm still glad I
sent the knife out after I broke the point -- the sharpener guy did
NOT make a secondary bevel, and the knife is feeling like new again.

Meanwhile, I've been reading "The Complete Guide to Sharpening" by
Leonard Lee and will be digging into the section on
sharpening. No more trying to weasel out of mastering this important

best, Annie
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Message 3
From: "Heather P."
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 14:58:35 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 35830] Summer Sign-ups w/ Four Oceans Press
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Four Oceans Press is still having sign-ups for their fourth Hand-pulled Print Exchange.
We have 10 more spots to fill - I hope you will consider joining this Summer 2008 Print
Exchange... All the details are below :)


Color: B/W or Color. Color is encouraged, but we love a good b/w image.

Image Size: At least 6” x 8” but no larger than 8.5” x 11”.

Paper Size: Paper must be no larger than 8.5” x 11”. It is OK if the image bleeds
off the edge of the paper.

Medium: Woodblock, Linoleum, Serigraph, Lithograph or Intaglio

Paper type: Any archival paper appropriate to your printing method can be used.

Print Deadline: July 15, 2008

Complete exchange details can always be found on the Four Oceans Press website at

Check out the main Archive page to see who the 'Artist of the Month' is and to see
images of all the prints that have been in our previous exchanges (linked to the left).

The Fruit Alphabet Exchange is also having sign-ups... Prints are not due until
January 2009 - for those of you who need a lot of time :) There are only 13 more letter
available, so pick yours today!!!

A new type of exchange has been started on Four Oceans Press... It's not exactly what
the Baren is all about, however, as artists I'm sure there are some of you who also
might be really good photographers... Four Oceans Press is taking sign-ups for their
first 'Fine Arts Photography Exchange' with the theme of "movement". If you are
a photographer or know someone who is, it would be wonderful if you would pass on
the information for this Exchange.

Take a Look, Read, Consider and then Sign up...

If you can not get involved this time, check the website regularly for the next
exchange and other projects. As always, Thank you to all the Artists on the Baren who
have been a part of the Four Oceans Press Exchanges or other Exchanges here on
Baren that I have been a part of :) You all do such great work!!!

Thanks & Smiles,
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Message 4
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 15:08:24 -0700
Subject: [Baren 35831] Re: Double-Bevel Hangi Toh
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For a way too easy sharpening tool that has literally changed my carving
life, check out this very affordable solution(s):

I have sharpened with water stones since I started carving. As you may know,
I favor cherry for my blocks and this takes quite a bit of "elbow grease". I
also like engraving and engraving tools are a bit trickier to sharpen
because of the very small sharpening surface. I hone all the time.

After reading the "scary sharp" way of sharpening (see this page on my
I acquired a flat stone and have been extremely happy with sharpening with
sandpaper. When I travel, I take a Matsumura-san kit that comes in
tupperware and has all the traditional stones.

I mulled over getting a Tormek system for a long time, but geez...500 bux?
For a sharpener? BUT!
Then on one of my shopping sprees at Rockler I found that little gem of a
WorkSharp tool and decided to motorize my sharpening. Oh my oh my oh
my...MUCH QUICKER and precise than either of my previous methods and the
glass wheel lets me see EXACTLY the edge I'm sharpening. No fear of losing
the knife's temper because it is sandpaper (not a grinding wheel) and
sharpens so fast it hardly gets warm.

I highly recommend it for woodcut tools. You still need some sort of tiny
stone to remove the burr from the inside of the little 1 and 2 mm Us and Vs.

Just pop on over and you can practice on my knives :-)


Maria Arango
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Message 5
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 15:13:40 -0700
Subject: [Baren 35832] RE: Summer Sign-ups w/ Four Oceans Press
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As requested previously, please precede ALL non-Baren exchange announcements

This is not an official Barenforum exchange or
This is an exchange outside of Barenforum or
something similar.

I'm not at all against posting these on Baren, just don't want any more
private emails from confused participants.

Thank you!!!

Maria, Baren Exchange Manager

Maria Arango
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Message 6
From: Blog Manager
Date: 13 May 2008 03:55:50 -0000
Subject: [Baren 35833] 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. (48 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: Symbol for Buddha/Lumbini Print

Author: Annie B
Item: More About the Hangi Toh (Knife)


Site Name: mLee Fine Art

Author: Marissa L. Swinghammer
Item: New Work for May


Site Name: Pistoles Press

Author: Pistoles Press
Item: Design Stages....


[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:

For reference, sites/blogs currently being checked are:
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Message 7
From: "Mark Mason"
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 09:08:51 +0100
Subject: [Baren 35834] About Tohs
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Hi, I'm a fellow lefty carver and my Hangito has a bevel on one side only. The other side of the right-handed hangito. A bevel on both sides sounds like a mistake on somebody's part because you need the non bevelled edge up to the line you're cutting.
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Message 8
From: David Harrison
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 11:13:43 +0100
Subject: [Baren 35835] Re: Double-Bevel Hangi Toh
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Great idea to use a glass wheel! They don't sell WorkSharp tools on this side
of the Pond yet, but a similar one could be adapted...

I was reading up on sharpening recently and came across this little gem:

If you look further down the page there's a home-made 'book' of abrasives
mounted on FoamX board, starting with coarser wet and dry paper and moving
down to lapping film (diamond-coated films that go down to .1 of a micron for
those that love massive overkill!). The last 'page' is leather for stropping.
You'd be limited to sharpening using draw-strokes for fear of pushing through
the board, of course. I'm making one to take on vacation... if it doesn't work
out then at least I won't have wasted precious baggage weight!


David H