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From: Mike Lyon
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:57:54 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45610] Re: be like Mike!
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har, har, Maria... Hardy-har-har. And happy 61st birthday to ME! Yay! I
finally made it over the hill!

- How many mice does it take to screw in a light bulb? (two, if they're
small enough - my mother's favorite joke)!
- How many prints would you need to sell to pay for that little number?
(one, if it's pricey enough)!

Hard to determine from the ad, but if you can control tool-path generation,
you could definitely use that sort of machine for block carving -- but on
such a small scale, it is quicker and easier (and more accurate) to do it
the traditional way (using hand tools), I think. Besides, CNC routing is
now old-fashioned -- these days blocks should really be 3D printed,
shouldn't they?

See: - about the
same price, but additive rather than reductive process.

> Only if we do very small carvings
> 8.7"W x 6.3"D x 2.48"H is the swing size of the cutter
> I have the big models in my company and never once really thought about
> using them for this....
> The actual beds on most of them go about 18x36... but you would have to
> allow for clamping in the block...
> maybe 15x30...and of course we charge about $75 an hour to run
> not cost effective in any way...
> But I have seen some nice things done with a plasma cutter.

> This is too funny, how many prints would you need to sell to pay for this
> little number??? Quite a few.
> my best
> Barbara
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Maria Arango Diener
> Now we can all be like Mike (Lyon, that is), well in a small way...
> Check it out:


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Subject: Making (linocut) hay while the sun shines
Posted by: Sherrie York

Literally! Making linocut hay. Or at least making an image of hay out of lino. Fun, eh? The crazy, never-ending map icon project reappeared last week with a new list of 10 more images to create. I wasn't quite sure what to do about item #7 (hay), but I'm hoping this bale will do the trick. What do you think?

Everything's at fever pitch again... how DOES this keep happening? I've got three illustration projects, a writing project, a design project, three multi-day workshops to prep, an art festival to get ready for AND this weekend is Salida's annual ArtWalk. And, gee... one of these days I'm going to actually get back to work on my own stuff. Really I am.

If you're in Salida this coming weekend, stop on by the Maverick Potter on F Street. On Saturday the local linocutter (that's me) will be in da house, as will the local Stickist and the potter of maverick tendencies. I'm pretty sure there won't be any hay bales, but you just never know.

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