Today's postings

  1. [Baren 35853] Re: Posts (eli griggs)
  2. [Baren 35854] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  3. [Baren 35855] Hokusai exhibition (Raymond Hudson)
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Message 1
From: eli griggs
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 11:14:47 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 35853] Re: Posts
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Gayle, if you are not bringing up a wire edge along
the entire length of the cutting edge and then
removing it properly you will not get a good cutting

It's easier to get a wire edge and remove it on small
tools, without even being aware of what you've done,
but larger tools require more diligence.

I suggest a different mindset or goal than most people
have, with which to approach sharpening.

Instead of focusing on getting the tool back to
cutting the wood, you should focus on getting the wire
edge, its' removal and the polish/smoothing that
occurs as you move through the finer grits and honing.

Thinking about the wood pulls your attention away from
where it needs to be, on the tool. If you help the
tool be at its' best, then it will always be able to
do its' job when it works with you at your carving.

My 2.

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Message 2
From: Blog Manager
Date: 20 May 2008 03:55:29 -0000
Subject: [Baren 35854] 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: David Bull, Woodblock Printmaker

Item: Studio Construction: Finally some more progress!


Site Name: Amanda's Art Blog

Author: Amanda
Item: To the Dungeon!


[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:

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Message 3
From: Raymond Hudson
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 05:43:29 -0400
Subject: [Baren 35855] Hokusai exhibition
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There is a major exhibition of works by Hokusai at the Guimet Museum
in Paris from May 21 to August 4. The website
has a long essay (in French). The English version of the website does
not seem to have this. But here's the link
to the museum:

Best to all,
Ray Hudson