Today's postings

  1. [Baren 36738] Re: Leech ("")
  2. [Baren 36739] eagle print ("bobcatpath #")
  3. [Baren 36740] birch not luan ("bobcatpath #")
  4. [Baren 36741] Re: Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Sharri LaPierre)
  5. [Baren 36742] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: ""
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 13:55:39 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36738] Re: Leach
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>So now the question is can the prints and block be saved? I will try
>to removed any oil saturation on the block with a small toothbrush
>and some solvents but I am not sure how effective this will be. The
>bare MDF really holds on to this stuff.
>after 24 hours the newsprint blotters are absorbing some oil, time
>will tell how effective this will be. Every 3 days I will replace the
>newsprint and see how the prints are after a week. This could take
>some time for this to work.

Jason, removing the excess oil this way is a great idea but I'd also
consider trying to trap the remainder with a couple of thin layers of
Urethane painted over the whole block. 'Printing' the surface with an
absorbent but smooth stock while the urethane was wet would keep the
print surface clear of any urethane puddles. A very light sanding
afterwards would make the surface ink friendly again. I can see where
Eli is coming from, that would get a lot of the oil out, but wrapping
the block in plastic and leaving it might cause your block to warp;
it wouldn't take much of a warp to make printing a hassle.

The only issues I've ever had with bleeding were the result of adding
linseed oil to an ink to make it a bit more viscous.

Good luck with your plate.

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Message 2
From: "bobcatpath #"
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 15:26:37 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36739] eagle print
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Jason could you post the URL of your print again please
as i forgot to look at it before i deleted the whole baren post

if it is a soaring EAGLE, then hey ! Small world-
Benny, actually the eagle is my work --thanks for the compliment-

i find old sheets of cheap paneling at the dump
often the backside is clear LUAN plywood
as in my eagle print which is 8 feet x 30-40 "

the grain itself prints a light/dark/ligh/dark pattern
which i enhance by carving away the light lines
hence the difference between the sky and the bird body

Gillyin Gatto machias maine usa
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Message 3
From: "bobcatpath #"
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 16:50:54 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36740] birch not luan
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oops-sorry after looking at my eagle block ,
i see that it is a BIRCH panel-at least thats what the label says--
i DO find Luan and lots of other kinds of plywoods
which are alot of fun to play/work with-
as the swirling grains can do so much work for you-
sorry for the second post
gillyin gatto

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Message 4
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 18:56:46 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36741] Re: Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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Charles Morgan, if you are out there will you contact me off-forum? I
sent an email to you, but the address may have been too old - I am
desperate for some information
from you because I cannot find my notes from the summit.

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Message 5
From: Blog Manager
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 03:55:42 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36742] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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