Today's postings

  1. [Baren 44675] Exchange #50 (Gayle Wohlken)
  2. [Baren 44676] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V57 #5826 (Dec 3, 2011) (Lynn Starun)
  3. [Baren 44677] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Gayle Wohlken
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2011 17:40:16 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44675] Exchange #50
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Update: We're having a hold-up on getting everyone's prints mailed. There is one set of prints enroute and should have been here several days ago. I have everything ready to package. I'd hoped the missing prints would show up today at the post office, but they didn't. The person was told the prints would arrive by last Thursday the latest. I'm going to give it a couple more days, and if they aren't here, I'm going ahead and sending everyone's prints. It's not fair to make you all wait, and it's not fair to the post office for me to be bringing in this many packages as the Christmas rush approaches.

~Gayle Wohlken
Exchange #50 Coordinator
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Message 2
From: Lynn Starun
Date: Sun, 04 Dec 2011 05:31:15 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44676] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V57 #5826 (Dec 3, 2011)
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I have not posted for quite a while but I wanted to ask for help. I've never tried engraving but I've been given a piece of old growth American boxwood. I had read that American boxwood is the best but is not available. We were visitors at an historic old Virginia house for Thanksgiving and it was surrounded with huge boxwoods AND my daughter's brother-in-law was in charge of clearing the dead wood. I asked if he had any trimmings of good size and he got a piece from his barn and gave it to me!! I finally got up the nerve to slice it on our power miter saw. I was thinking it was probably not so great but wow! It looks like marble and sawed so smooth and shiny. So my question is how should I have cut this without buying some expensive new power tools. There is no way I managed to cut the surfaces parallel and .918 deep!! I figure I'll use my nice ball bearing baren and maybe it will be ok. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Lynn Starun

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Subject: White Line - Tree
Posted by: Ellen Shipley

Less than pleased with the white line approach to this print.  I inked the tree and powedered the ornaments and stray splotches but the job is labor and time consuming and less than satisfactory.  Short cuts always take longer.

I'll go ahead and carve a second block of ornaments and the window scene and just carve away all the ornaments on the tree.  Less time and labor in the long run.

I can use the back of the block tho that's a new concept as well.  Learn something new with every project.

This item is taken from the blog Pressing-Issues.
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Subject: Sizing Disaster
Posted by: Andrew Stone

One good corner....
I'll lead in with the one good corner of the one good (well, usable) half sheet from my first attempt at sizing my own paper. I used--I thought--a relatively weak recipe:
45g rabbit-skin glue to 23 g alum to one liter of water.
Sizing pot/double boiler

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This item is taken from the blog Lacrime di Rospo.
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Subject: More Brazilian citizens join the Great City!
Posted by: Maria

Two great contributions from Fernanda Maria de Castro Solla and Maria do Rosario de Castro Solla - Santos Sao Paulo BRAZIL.

The two blocks came together so I'm posting them together. The newspapers were a joy to "read", even though my Portuguese is not really good at all. But, knowing Spanish, I could almost understand the gist of what was being written.

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This item is taken from the blog MCPP Puzzle Prints.
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