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Re: [BKARTS] woodblock wood

I have wonderful results with the Shena plywood from McClains'. Make sure
you have the ALL Shena and not just the thin candy layer on top being Shena.
This way when you cut deep enough into the block, you will have the same
consistency wood....from a wood engraver and wood cutter, Carl in Seattle
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robyn Beth Priestley" <robyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 8:08 AM
Subject: woodblock wood

> I have recently returned to woodblock printing after a long absence due to
> injury. I'm working on some blocks from McClain's called "Shina." It's a
> 5-ply plywood and I really don't like it.
> My pieces are quite finely detailed, and I prefer a fluid line. I'm having
> hard time with this wood.
> I used to prefer cherry, but the expense and the hardness are ruling that
> out right now.
> Does anyone on the list have other suggestions on decent wood that
> would not be so hard that it aggravates a wrist/shoulder injury?
> Thanks so much,
> Robyn
> --
> Robyn Beth Priestley
> robyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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