Today's postings

  1. [Baren 37818] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V46 #4663 (Jan 6, 2009) (eli griggs)
  2. [Baren 37819] Re: Keeping Paper Damp (Annie Bissett)
  3. [Baren 37820] Monkeys, Roosters, Dogs New Year Exchange (Bette Wappner)
  4. [Baren 37821] Heavy duty zip lock bags to keep paper damp. (Bette Wappner)
  5. [Baren 37823] Re: Heavy duty zip lock bags to keep paper damp. (eli griggs)
  6. [Baren 37822] Re: keeping paper damp (Dave Bull)
  7. [Baren 37824] Re: Heavy duty zip lock bags to keep paper damp. (Graham Scholes)
  8. [Baren 37825] Re: keeping paper damp (Graham Scholes)
  9. [Baren 37826] Re: ALL Exchange #38 participants, please read (ArtSpotiB # aol.com)
  10. [Baren 37827] cabin fever ("viza arlington")
  11. [Baren 37828] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: eli griggs
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2009 01:47:18 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37818] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V46 #4663 (Jan 6, 2009)
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Shelley, the radiator heater will radiate heat and if
you get a good one it will warm an appropriate area
quit nicely. Running a celling fan on low so it draws
the air up, will circulate the heat well enough. Even
without a fan, natural air currents will set-up once
the heater is on and warmed up and you can try moving
it around until it warms to your satisfaction.

I use two in my home so I don't need to run the
furnace but when it's really cold out and it saves a
bundle on gas. I like this one
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5142284
it has a digital temp. control, timer shut off, and
low, med, high settings.

A low cost dust collection system can be made with a
second-hand blower from an old gas furnace and the
help of some of the many DIY woodworker forums, it is
pretty basic, though I've not made one myself.

Try starting here and just Google a bit for more
ideas.

http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/tl_woodworking/article/0,,DIY_14397_2270032,00.html

Cheers, Eli
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Message 2
From: Annie Bissett
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2009 02:15:36 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37819] Re: Keeping Paper Damp
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Maria, thanks for the kind words about my latest print.

You asked how I keep large sheets damp through the many-layered moku
hanga process. Like most, I keep the paper in a plastic bag or under
plastic sheets while I'm printing. In between printing sessions,
though, I let the paper completely dry. Then when I'm ready for
another session I dampen the paper again, being careful to do it the
same way every time. For example, when I use echizen kozo, I
thoroughly brush water onto the back of every other sheet and let the
stack stand under plastic overnight. Nishinouchi, which I've been
using lately, is a much thinner paper, so I dampen every fourth sheet
in the stack. As long as I do it the same way each time I don't have
a problem with mis-registration due to inconsistent moisture. I don't
know why, but with moku hanga you can re-wet the prints without
disturbing the ink (water on the unprinted side, of course).

I know you live in a particularly waterless region, but I think you
could work this way even in the desert.

However, I think your idea of using a guitar case as a studio also
has merit :)

Annie
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Message 3
From: Bette Wappner
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2009 03:28:46 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37820] Monkeys, Roosters, Dogs New Year Exchange
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Charles, I was late with my New Year's Monkeys, Roosters, and Dogs.
I felt embarrassed for a long time and have not signed up for any
since the Dog. But last year I got caught up and sent them out.
However, a couple of them came back with wrong addresses and I posted
a couple of times on BarenForum asking for updated addresses and got
a few responses but still have a handful of people that I still need
to send Monkeys, Roosters, and Dogs to. So anyone who has not
received these cards from me yet, please send me a PRIVATE email
OFFLIST with your current address. I'd love do all of the New Years
Exchanges but I have to be careful not to overload :) Thanks everyone.
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Message 4
From: Bette Wappner
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2009 03:47:49 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37821] Heavy duty zip lock bags to keep paper damp.
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Maria and everyone,

Regarding keeping large-sized paper damp for moku hanga, I just
wanted to share what I found yesterday that I thought would be
perfect for this regardless of your climate, but would be helpful for
yours perhaps, Marie.

At the Dollar Tree store I found heavy duty large-sized ziplock
storage bags for $1.00. They have 3 sizes: Large, X-Large, and
XXLarge. They have pleated bottoms and a built-in handle.
I like the XXLarge size (2 ft. x 20") for my paper humidor. The
brand name says "Stor-it".

Sorry for 2 posts in one day. I haven't post much in the last two
years, so I hope you'll forgive me :)
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Message 5
From: eli griggs
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2009 03:54:36 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37823] Re: Heavy duty zip lock bags to keep paper damp.
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I use the big Ziploc bags for outdoor gear and
hunting, they are very good and I can see how using
them for printing would be a big help.

Here is a link to Ziploc coupons for those interested:

http://www.ziploc.com/coupon/2008-12/

Eli
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Message 6
From: Dave Bull
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2009 03:56:45 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37822] Re: keeping paper damp
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Maria wrote:
> Would love to hear your system for keeping paper that large dampened
> throughout the long multi-layered process you use? Any tips for a
> "dry" gal
> like me?

Not sure about the dimensions of the prints you are trying, but rather
than plastic bags, etc., an actual 'box' might do the trick? Like this
one:
http://woodblock.com/scroll/progress/10_10.html

Dave
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Message 7
From: Graham Scholes
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2009 04:00:45 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37824] Re: Heavy duty zip lock bags to keep paper damp.
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I do not use a bag as a damp box.... it can be very problematic.....
It is almost impossible to feed damp paper into a bag... The damp
paper, when it touches the plastic, clings to it like the preverbal.
It is almost impossible to feed the damp print or even the damp
blotting paper holding the prints into such a space... The except to
this is the size of a print.... Little print and Big bag might work,
but it is not convenient for handling. All that is needed is a one
fold piece of poly twice the size of your print.... < It would look
like this symbol... and the paper slips in easily the end... not just
one side. If you wish you can place a stick of wood along the open
side to help close down the space preventing the moisture from
escaping.

Regards
Graham
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Message 8
From: Graham Scholes
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2009 04:09:37 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37825] Re: keeping paper damp
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Noboru Sawai uses this method.... It is certainly the best. Damp
sponges are placed at each end thin plastic trays.

I have never bothered with making one.... just something else to
store. The poly fold over works as good if not better as it stores
fast and easy.

The advantage is that you donít have the extra bother of handling the
damp blotting paper that is same configuration as the poly... < =
poly < = blotting paper which dovetail into each other.

Regards
Graham
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Message 9
From: ArtSpotiB # aol.com
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2009 07:02:52 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37826] Re: ALL Exchange #38 participants, please read
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OK!



Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength. -Eric Hoffer, philosopher
and author (1902-1983)
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Message 10
From: "viza arlington"
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2009 08:42:38 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37827] cabin fever
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snowed in ... no postal service.. no ups delivery we bought a four wheel drive ford f- 150 friday so we could get back up our lane. just had to vent. welcome to all the new members! i like the oil filled radiator space heaters. when our oil furnace broke down in -22 F we had two for the whole down stairs in a drafty farm house. kept us alive at a toasty 60 F not bad all things considered.

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Subject: Hand-Pulled Prints Show Closing Reception...
Posted by: Kathe Welch

You are invited to the Hand-Pulled Prints Show Closing Reception at Creative Framing & Gallery in the beautiful Oakland hills...

Art work by Kathe Welch and Heather Piazza is on display until January 17th, 2009 (most prints are also available unframed).

So, don't miss out!!!

This Saturday, January 10th, 2009 from 4 to 6 pm

Join us for a fun time with lots of art work on the walls, yummy things to eat and wonderful wine to wash it all down!


Creative Framing & Gallery is just off HW 13 at the Joaquin Miller and Lincoln exit - up the hill - two doors down from Round Table...

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