|Project by mafe||posted 03-22-2015 07:04 PM||2284 views||5 times favorited||9 comments|
Baren for wood or lino block printing
yes I do love making my own tools.
It’s not all wood!
As I just wrote in the last post, this one is closer.
And even the birds are love birds.
When doing block printing, I needed a tool to apply pressure on the paper when transferring the ink from the cut.
Needed to be smooth and with a good grip.
Inspired by the Japanese versions, I came up with this.
1. Using the baren.
2. Cut of hard wood from a harbors poles.
3. Look at the floor…
4. Here we have a good grip and a nice smooth surface, with a light curve.
5. Ready to print the lino cut, could have been a wood cut also.
6. Prints, each color is a separate block.
_Perhaps this could inspire, at least to make tools for other than wood.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.