wood engraving as
opposed to a woodcut,
end grain box wood, 1.9
inches square
multi block for color prints
Abandoned Aerodrome: black line, 2 blocks, 3
colors, multi perspective
St Paul's shipwreck as an engraving on
Resingrave printed with oil based ink
St Paul's shipwreck, above is a
linocut white ink on black paper.
birch plywood woodcut
St Paul's shipwreck, a woodcut printed
with water based black ink, birch
plywood. Not inked very well.
3 blocks, several colors, registration by eye. Cranfield’s
Caligo oil based inkwhich is dish washing soap then
water cleanup
WOODCUTS   (plank grain)                   
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This used rolled ink for the yellow
(first) and black (last) blocks. The blue,
green, and orange used diluted ink
brushed onto the blocks.
3 blocks, several colors, registration by eye
(c) sws 2017
white ink on black paper linocut
simulated black line
LINOCUTS,  WOOD CUTS, AND WOOD ENGRAVINGS
Silver City, NM
USA
a reduction lino cut with 7
colors
INDEX

A
Archival quality, 5, 60, 75, 83, 91, 122, 126, 132, 160,
173, 175, 214
Arkansas wet stone, 213

B
Baren, 5, 7, 9, 16, 19, 21, 60, 66, 73, 74, 105, 167,
211, 213
Bass, 35, 88, 90, 125
Bearer, 16, 32, 41, 46, 64, 67, 69, 74, 151, 163, 164,
165, 199, 213
Bench hook, 8, 87, 97, 105, 126, 213
Birch, 81, 87, 88, 90, 91, 153, 169, 178, 179, 183, 196,
201, 202
Bird, 4, 29, 35, 67, 85, 88, 97, 149, 150, 151, 154,
157, 163, 165, 170, 175, 182, 204, 205, 207, 209,
212
Black line, 3, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 20, 26, 27, 28,
31, 32, 35, 42, 43, 57, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 69, 73,
75, 78, 81, 82, 83, 84, 87, 88, 89, 91, 102, 103, 107,
119, 127, 129, 134, 142, 151, 163, 165, 180, 181,
183, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 210, 211, 212, 213
Bondo, 20, 21, 24, 73, 74, 75, 89
Border, 3, 4, 7, 15, 16, 22, 24, 27, 32, 35, 41, 44, 57,
61, 62, 64, 65, 66, 73, 74, 85, 86, 89, 90, 97, 101,
138, 139, 140, 142, 144, 150, 159, 160, 162, 163,
164, 165, 179, 182, 193, 199, 209, 210, 213
Box, 6, 56, 57, 87, 96, 98, 100, 116, 152, 177
Brayer, 5, 6, 9, 10, 14, 16, 19, 20, 46, 61, 74, 103, 104,
105, 126, 127, 128, 129, 135, 153, 167, 168, 213
Busy, 26, 29, 45, 62, 75, 137, 154, 157, 165

C
Caligo, 6, 10, 79, 122, 126, 127, 130, 135, 165, 173,
175, 212, 213
Citrasolv, 79, 85, 131
Cleaning, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 54,
56, 61, 66, 69, 70, 72, 74, 75, 79, 85, 87, 88, 90, 91,
96, 99, 100, 102, 105, 116, 119, 122, 123, 124, 125,
126, 127, 129, 130, 131, 146, 147, 149, 150, 153,
161, 165, 169, 171, 175, 177, 197, 213
Cloud, 5, 18, 20, 23, 28, 36, 37, 38, 39, 55, 61, 88, 89,
90, 100, 154, 155, 157, 176, 188, 192, 194, 211
Color, 5, 15, 26, 29, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 53, 54, 55, 58,
59, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 70, 127, 128, 129,
130, 131, 132, 137, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144,
145, 148, 149, 150, 151, 160, 162, 163, 164, 165,
166, 167, 168, 172, 182, 188, 189, 206, 208, 209,
212, 213

D
Damage, 8, 42, 54, 56, 66, 74, 75, 91, 102, 105, 110,
116, 119, 123, 124, 129, 153, 158, 214
Damping, 70, 75, 132, 161

E
Edition, 3, 5, 22, 27, 46, 48, 50, 52, 66, 67, 70, 71, 76,
86, 91, 102, 128, 139, 141, 142, 143, 144, 151, 160,
198, 202, 213, 214
Extender, 127, 128, 213

F
Frisket, 65, 213

G
Glycerin, 9, 19, 48, 66, 69, 71, 75, 127, 130, 131, 144,
149, 187, 208, 209, 213
Gouge, 6, 10, 14, 15, 16, 18, 36, 42, 47, 78, 80, 83, 86,
95, 106, 107, 108, 109, 119, 147, 156, 169, 176
Grainy, 21, 22, 40, 70, 71, 146
Grit, 21, 30, 73, 74, 82, 89, 96, 97, 98, 100, 101, 111,
115, 116, 118, 148, 149, 153, 158

H
Heel, 110, 213
Hook, 95, 105, 114, 213
Humidity, 9, 14, 19, 37, 46, 48, 66, 67, 75, 91, 100,
102, 122, 125, 126, 130, 131, 146, 150, 151, 161,
164, 165, 180, 183, 208, 211

K
Keel, 91, 110, 112, 114, 118, 213
Kento, 59, 139, 167
Key Block, 11, 15, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 54, 55, 58, 59,
67, 81, 135, 145, 150, 151, 152, 155, 162, 163, 166,
168, 189, 212
Knife, 6, 8, 9, 10, 15, 19, 44, 48, 69, 78, 79, 80, 81,
82, 84, 85, 86, 89, 91, 92, 95, 100, 103, 105, 106,
107, 112, 113, 119, 124, 131, 152, 159, 167, 213

L
Letter, 7, 42, 43, 60, 65, 74, 156, 179
Linseed, 15, 79, 88, 123, 127, 130, 152, 153

M
Matting, 60, 67, 114, 116, 140, 141, 144, 159, 160,
172, 213
MDF, 7, 10, 15, 20, 74, 99, 100, 101, 102, 123, 124,
127, 129, 131, 177, 213
Monoprint, 213, 214
Monotype, 175, 213, 214

N
Negative Image, 5, 15, 83, 119, 213

O
Offset, 15, 45, 46, 47, 48, 52, 54, 59, 67, 68, 86, 96,
140, 141, 145, 148, 150, 151, 162, 163, 164, 170,
172, 182, 185, 212, 213
Oil, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 15, 19, 30, 44, 46, 66, 67, 74, 75,
79, 84, 85, 88, 91, 96, 101, 102, 105, 108, 109, 110,
119, 122, 123, 125, 126, 127, 129, 130, 131, 132,
140, 146, 151, 152, 153, 158, 161, 165, 173, 175,
190, 197, 199, 202, 211, 212, 213
Opaque/Transparent, 127, 128, 130, 145, 165

P
Paper, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 30,
32, 33, 36, 38, 41, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 55, 56, 57, 58,
59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 69, 70, 73, 74, 75,
76, 83, 86, 91, 96, 101, 102, 105, 122, 123, 124,
126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 132, 135, 136, 139, 140,
141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 148, 149, 150, 151,
153, 155, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 167, 169,
173, 175, 176, 178, 185, 186, 187, 190, 193, 194,
195, 196, 198, 199, 210, 211, 213, 214
Pine, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 90, 91, 95, 152, 174
Ply, 27, 87, 88, 89, 91, 119, 125, 169, 174, 183, 201,
202
Poplar, 90
Positive Image, 5, 83, 119, 213
Proof, 5, 10, 19, 82, 160, 214

R
Reduction, 53, 59, 141, 142, 145, 209
Register, 15, 49, 52, 53, 59, 62, 63, 64, 66, 139, 140,
141, 145, 162, 166, 208, 213
Re-inking, 22, 55, 58, 63, 65, 68, 70, 75, 148, 151,
161, 187, 189
Resingrave, 56, 94, 99, 100, 101, 102, 123, 129, 134,
177, 197, 213
Retarder, 5, 9, 19, 48, 66, 67, 69, 71, 75, 91, 102, 126,
127, 128, 130, 131, 144, 148, 149, 150, 164, 174,
180, 182, 183, 213
Roller, 5, 6, 9, 10, 15, 16, 19, 20, 32, 41, 46, 60, 64,
67, 68, 69, 71, 74, 75, 85, 91, 96, 105, 129, 146,
147, 148, 149, 151, 153, 163, 164, 168, 175, 212
Rust, 110

S
Safety, 2, 8, 16, 73, 74, 97, 104, 108, 119, 124, 170,
171
Sand, 2, 21, 30, 33, 39, 73, 74, 95, 102, 153
Scorper, 99, 100, 101, 106
Scratch, 73, 74, 75, 123, 183
Shellac, 10, 20, 50, 53, 54, 60, 66, 74, 99, 101, 102,
123, 127, 129, 131, 150, 213
Silhouette, 3, 5, 11, 12, 14, 31, 32, 75, 78, 91, 102,
124, 178
Sizing, 5, 70, 132, 213
Slip, 12, 43, 75, 76, 108, 111, 116, 120, 213
Spatula, 6, 9, 19, 48, 55, 69, 75, 103, 105, 126, 131,
144, 167, 187, 213
Spitsticker, 95, 97, 98, 100, 101, 102, 106, 213
Splinters, 79, 80, 81, 82, 87, 89, 91, 98, 106, 107, 110,
112, 113, 119, 125, 152
Stencil, 32, 50, 53, 54, 55, 66, 144, 151, 189, 206,
208, 209
Stone, 99, 108, 109, 111, 115, 116, 117, 118, 120,
158, 213
Strop, 5, 12, 75, 76, 79, 108, 109, 111, 115, 116, 119,
152, 158, 213

T
Texture, 3, 4, 5, 11, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 37,
39, 40, 49, 50, 52, 53, 58, 61, 62, 65, 70, 90, 98,
107, 132, 138, 151, 156, 157, 163, 164, 165, 169,
197, 208, 213
Tint tool, 95, 97, 100, 101, 102, 106, 177, 213
Tools wood/linocut, 6, 14, 47, 78, 79, 87, 90, 103,
107, 108, 110, 111, 119, 125, 135, 179, 196
Transparent/Opaque, 67, 124, 127, 130, 138, 145, 151
Tree, 17, 18, 20, 23, 54, 58, 72, 85, 88, 101, 125, 153,
154, 155, 156, 174, 179, 182, 188, 189, 192, 193,
195

V
Viscosity, 5, 9, 48, 69, 70, 75, 127, 128, 146, 147, 213

W
Water, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 19, 20, 27, 29, 30, 37, 44, 46,
54, 55, 58, 63, 64, 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 74, 75, 79, 84,
85, 87, 90, 91, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 105,
108, 109, 115, 116, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127,
128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 140, 142, 143, 146,�� 148,
149, 150, 151, 153, 158, 161, 164, 165, 166, 167,
171, 172, 173, 174, 177, 180, 181, 182, 183, 187,
188, 190, 191, 192, 194, 195, 196, 197, 200, 201,
202, 203, 204, 206, 207, 209, 210, 211, 213
Whet Stone, 5, 91, 99, 108, 109, 110, 111, 115, 116,
117, 118, 120, 213
White line, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 15, 20, 26, 27, 28, 29,
31, 32, 35, 41, 42, 43, 53, 57, 61, 63, 64, 69, 71, 72,
73, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 95,
102, 103, 113, 119, 126, 127, 155, 166, 179, 181,
182, 187, 188, 192, 193, 213
Wire edge, 99, 116, 117

X
X-Acto, 44, 78, 82, 85, 107, 108, 119
TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCING THE PROCESS, AND A PROJECT
FAMOUS ARTISTS

2. LINO CUTS
A COUPLE MORE PROJECTS
DESIGN THOUGHTS
LINES: TEXTURED OR SOLID LINES
BACKGROUND TEXTURING
SILHOUETTES
DRAWING, AND CLOUDS, SUN, AND MOON
BORDERS
LETTERS
A MISTAKE OR A FUN IMAGE (HALOS)
DESIGNS CAN BE TOO BUSY
OFFSETS
MULTI COLOR PRINTS: BLOCKS AND STENCILS
FROM A PHOTO TO A BLOCK TO A PRINTED IMAGE
JAPANESE METHODS (PRINTING, REGISTERING)
LINES: WHITE LINES, BLACK LINES
SIMULATED VS REAL BLACK LINES
ISSUES WITH SMALL BLOCKS AND REGISTERING
PROBLEM SOLVING

3. WOOD CUTS
SOME INITIAL POINTS, AND THE KNIFE AS A TOOL
MAKING WHITE LINE BECOME BLACK LINE
BIRCH PLYWOOD WITH V TOOLS, ETC
BASS AND POPLAR PLANK WOOD WITH V TOOLS
PROBLEM SOLVING

4. WOOD ENGRAVING ~ BOXWOOD, PLEXIGLASS, RESINGRAVE

5. TOOLS
PRINTING AIDS
LINO AND WOOD CUT TOOLS AND KNIVES
WOOD ENGRAVING TOOLS
SHARPENING AIDS, CARE AND FEEDING OF TOOLS
MORE ON THE “V” TOOL
PROPERLY USING STONES AND STROPS
ENGRAVING TOOLS
SAFETY AND NOTES

6. MATERIALS
LINOLEUM (LINO) AND WOOD, AND CLEANUP
INK, WATER AND OIL BASED ETC, AND CLEANUP
PAPER

7. RESOURCES

8. ONE MORE THING

9. GALLERY

GLOSSARY, ERRATA, AND INDEX
My book on lino cuts, wood cuts (bass, poplar, birch, and pine),
and wood engravings (box, Plexiglass, Resingrave) for block
prints, discusses how to do certain things and how to fix many
screwups, plus many unique hints. Many examples are shown
in this third edition of the book, which is extremely well
illustrated.
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218  pages        ISBN:  978-0-9960026-6-0
Library of Congress Control Number:  2016900009
June   2020
NATURE VANISHING  
HGS (Mr Selfridge) birthplace, linocut,
masks and stencils for color, based on my
grandmother Rosalie Selfridge's (later
Wiasemsky) needlepoint she gave me.
All pictures (C) Simon W-S 2014-2020  however permission granted for limited use
SOME FUN PRINTS
How sea dragons are born
A two block, ocean
stippled on one block,
isometric perspective.
WOOD ENGRAVINGS (end grain)  and also Resingrave, and Plexiglass
LINOCUTS                          
Birth Of A Dragonfly.