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grain box wood
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ISBN   978-0-9960026-6-0
Library of Congress Control Number:  2016900009

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white ink on black paper linocut
My book on lino cuts, wood cuts (bass and poplar, birch, pine),
and wood engravings (and Plexiglass too) for block prints,
discusses how to do certain things and how to fix many screwups,
plus many unique hints. Many examples are shown in the second
edition book, which is extremely well illustrated. The woodcut
chapter is quite innovative.
Includes my other book Illustrating Time's Shadow also
TABLE OF CONTENTS


1.        INTRODUCTION
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
INTRODUCING THE PROCESS
A FIRST SIMPLE USEFUL LINO PROJECT
FAMOUS ARTISTS

2.        LINO CUTS
AN OVERVIEW
A SECOND AND THIRD COMPLETE LINO PROJECT
DESIGN THOUGHTS
LINES: WHITE LINES, BLACK LINES
LINES: TEXTURED OR SOLID LINES
BACKGROUND TEXTURING
DRAWING
DRAWING: 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
PROBLEM SOLVING

3.        WOOD CUTS        
PINE AND THE KNIFE AS A PRIMARY TOOL
BIRCH PLYWOOD WITH GOUGES
BASS AND POPLAR PLANK WOOD WITH GOUGES
PROBLEM SOLVING

4.        WOOD ENGRAVING
BOXWOOD AND PLEXIGLASS

5.        TOOLS  
LINO AND WOOD CUT TOOLS
WOOD CUT KNIVES
WOOD ENGRAVING TOOLS
SHARPENING TOOLS
OTHER TOOLS  
MORE ON THE “V” TOOL
MORE ON SHARPENING
SAFETY AND NOTES

6.        MATERIALS
LINOLEUM (LINO) AND WOOD
INK
PAPER

7.        APPENDICES

8.        GALLERY
INDEX

A
Archival quality        5, 65, 74, 84, 102, 105, 122, 128, 131, 143, 145, 146
Arkansas wet stone        92, 93, 96
Artists        6, 7, 8

B
Baren        5, 6, 11, 14, 16, 51, 61, 63, 65, 94
Bass        24, 80, 83, 101
Bench hook        6, 51, 79, 93, 102
Birch        70, 79, 80, 81, 83, 84, 112, 127, 128, 138, 142, 143
Bird        4, 21, 24, 35, 38, 76, 80, 116, 118, 126
Black line        3, 5, 15, 19, 20, 21, 24, 31, 42, 56, 58, 62, 70, 72, 74, 75, 80, 91, 97,
109, 120, 131
Blemish        34, 59
Bondo        15, 16, 18, 61, 62, 63, 65, 82
Border        3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 30, 34, 41, 51, 52, 62, 63, 65, 72, 76,
77, 82, 83, 116, 128, 131, 136, 144
Box        71, 79, 87, 124, 136
Brayer        5, 6, 11, 14, 81, 93, 102
Busy        35, 38, 39, 65

C
Cleaning        5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 53, 58, 59, 64, 65, 68, 76, 78, 79, 80, 81, 83, 84, 87,
93, 97, 100, 101, 102, 103, 112, 142
Cloud        5, 13, 15, 17, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 35, 36, 38, 50, 52, 53, 54, 55, 58,
80, 82, 83, 113, 123, 129, 134
Color        5, 10, 21, 40, 41, 43, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 77, 103,
104, 108, 117, 118, 125

D
Damage        63, 68, 69, 81, 93, 95, 96, 97, 100, 102
Dog        4, 24, 25, 36, 76, 86, 118, 124, 126, 132

E
Edition        3, 5, 6, 16, 40, 59, 60, 120, 121, 122, 131
Extender        54, 103

G
Gouge        6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 25, 31, 33, 37, 41, 44, 51, 64, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74,
77, 78, 79, 86, 90, 91, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 110, 111, 112, 123, 128, 131, 142

K
Kento        56
Key Block        7, 10, 40, 43, 45, 47, 50, 52, 53, 54, 56, 70, 71
Knife        6, 10, 34, 41, 52, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77, 78, 82, 84, 86, 90,
91, 97, 110, 111, 126, 131, 142

L
Letter        6, 31, 32, 33, 37, 64, 128

N
Negative Image        5, 10, 55, 74, 97, 102

O
Offset        10, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 48, 50, 56, 57, 77, 86, 124, 125, 131, 139
Oil        6, 10, 34, 53, 68, 71, 72, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 84, 87, 95, 97, 100, 101, 102,
103, 105, 115, 126, 133
Opaque/Transparent        50, 52, 53, 54, 103, 104

P
Paper        3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 30, 34, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44,
45, 46, 50, 51, 52, 53, 55, 56, 58, 59, 61, 63, 65, 72, 74, 77, 79, 81, 83, 84, 86, 87,
94, 99, 100, 102, 103, 104, 105, 108, 110, 111, 112, 115, 120, 122, 123, 124, 128,
129, 131, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146
Pine        68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77, 79, 83, 84, 86, 116, 126, 131, 132
Poplar        83
Positive Image        5, 55, 74, 97, 102, 126
Printing Press        94
Proof        14, 73

R
Register        10, 46, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 56
Re-inking        42, 53, 57, 59, 65, 104, 120
Retarder        58, 60, 78, 102, 103, 125
Roller        5, 6, 10, 11, 14, 15, 30, 40, 41, 42, 51, 53, 57, 59, 60, 65, 76, 77, 81, 86,
93, 94, 102, 124, 131
Rose        40, 72, 73, 75, 77, 87, 124, 127, 128, 131, 143
Rust        95

S
Safety        6, 11, 61, 63, 89, 92, 97, 108, 113
Sand        2, 16, 22, 61, 63, 81, 86
Scratch        61, 63, 65, 100
Ship        28, 31, 58, 61, 62, 68, 69, 91, 112, 123, 129, 130, 145, 146
Speedball        6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 31, 33, 40, 41, 44, 51, 68, 90, 91, 94, 95, 97, 101,
138
Spitsticker        86, 90
Splinters        68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 79, 82, 84, 87, 90, 91, 97, 101
Stencil        3, 50, 52, 53, 54, 55, 134
Stone        2, 22, 37, 84, 92, 93, 95, 96, 110, 111
Strop        5, 65, 68, 71, 72, 78, 92, 93, 96, 97, 110, 111
Sun        4, 7, 17, 20, 26, 28, 29, 35, 38, 77, 78, 108, 118

T
Test        4, 5, 6, 10, 14, 25, 33, 45, 63, 71, 75, 83, 90, 93, 96, 100, 103, 104, 108
Texture        3, 4, 5, 8, 16, 19, 20, 21, 26, 37, 38, 59, 72, 78, 83, 87, 91, 105, 112
Tint tool        86, 90
Tools wood/linocut        9, 33, 44, 67, 68, 78, 79, 83, 91, 92, 95, 96, 97, 101, 109,
111, 128, 138, 142
Transparent/Opaque        103
Tree        12, 13, 15, 17, 35, 36, 50, 54, 55, 76, 80, 84, 101, 108, 126, 128, 133, 146

W
Water        4, 6, 9, 14, 19, 21, 26, 34, 40, 41, 45, 46, 49, 53, 58, 59, 60, 64, 68, 71,
72, 75, 76, 78, 79, 81, 83, 84, 85, 87, 92, 100, 101, 102, 103, 105, 108, 115, 118,
122, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 131, 132, 134, 138, 140, 142, 143, 145, 146
White line        3, 4, 5, 10, 15, 19, 20, 21, 24, 30, 31, 42, 44, 49, 58, 60, 62, 68, 69,
70, 72, 73, 74, 75, 80, 82, 83, 97, 102, 116, 120, 128

X
X-Acto        34, 52, 67, 72, 73, 76, 78, 91, 97, 131
Just a couple of examples of various
block prints. A key feature of this book
is the many mistakes and solutions that
can happen. Well worth the
$10
The free introductory edition is no longer available, thanks.
St Paul's shipwreck, above is linocut
white ink on black, below is woodcut.
INDEX OF GALLERY PICTURES

LINO CUTS in the gallery

A CHRISTMAS CARD (HORIZONTAL BACKGROUND) ~ A lino 4 x 5 inch lino
A CHRISTMAS CARD (SLOPED BACKGROUND) ~ A lino 4 x 5 inch block.
A SOMERSET CHURCHYARD  ~ An 8 by 10 inch image.  Edition 1 (has an “I” on a
gravestone)
APPLES ~ A 9 by 12 inch lino cut.
BEAKY AND MIKO ~ A lino cut.
BEES AND HONEY ~ An 8 by 10 inch picture of bees borrowing honey
BEUNO CHURCH, SOMERSET  ~ Edition 3 (no markers on a gravestone), 8 by 10 inch
image.  
BIRD ON A POND ~ A linocut for a card
BIRTH OF A DRAGONFLY ~ An 8 by 10 inch image on lino.
BOUNTY (A Christmas card) ~ A 4 by 6 inch lino cut.
BREAKFAST FLOWERS ~ a three color linocut 5 by 7 inches, Intentionally mottled.
ELEPHANTS NEVER FORGET ~ An 8 by 10 inch picture of elephants.
ELEPHANTS RESTING ~ An 8 by 10 inch picture of elephants.
FLUTTERBYS ~ A three color block linocut, 4 by 6 inches. Intentionally mottled.
LOVE THE OCEAN   ~ small lino sampler                              
NATURE ASCENDING ~ An 8 by 10 inch
NATURE ASCENDING ~ with lino blocks for brown and green, and a stencil for blue clouds
NATURE’S CYCLE ~ An 8 by 10 inch picture of life and season cycles.
PLYING THE COFFEE TRADE    ~   An 8 by 10 inch sailing ship  
PLYING THE COFFEE TRADE ~   An 8 by 10 inch sailing ship
QUIET POND ~ a four color linocut with two colors printed on one block  4 by 6 inches
SAILING THE OCEANS    ~   An 8 by 10 inch sailing ship
SHACKLETON’S FAMED ENDURANCE    ~   An 8 by 10 inch sailing ship
SMALL COASTAL SHIP ~ A 4 by 5 inch lino block.
SOMETHING FISHY HERE    ~ small lino sampler
SPRING IN SOMERSET CHURCH  ~ 8 by 10 inch image  Edition 2 (has an “II” on a
gravestone)
ST PAUL’S MISADVENTURE ~ An 8 by 10 inch linocut picture
SUNDIAL LINO CUT ~ A linocut
WAYFORD  WOODS ~ white ink on black paper ~ An 8 by 10 inch image on lino.
WAYFORD WOODS ~ An 8 by 10 inch image on lino.

WOOD CUTS in the gallery

A KNOTTY ROSE ~ This was birch plywood, 4 x 4.5 inches
A PARROT ~ This is a 4 by 6 inch wood cut, on pine plank.
A ROSE AND CATERPILLAR ~ pine woodcut, 3.5 inches
A ROSE AND CATERPILLAR OFFSET ~ an offset of the “ROSE AND CATERPILLAR”
A WILD ROSE ~ This is a 4 by 6 inch wood cut, on pine plank.
ANY BACON? ~ A woodcut on birch plywood. This is a 4 by 4 1/2 inch print.
BEAKY WANTS A TREAT ~ This parrot is a woodcut on birch plywood, 4 by 4 1/2 inches.
BUTTERCUPS AND CHEESE ~ A 3 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch birch plank
FLAMING ROSE ~ This is a woodcut on birch plywood; this was 4 x 4.5 inches
MIKO’S DILEMMA ~ left over 6 inch wide pine plank, untreated
MILKING TIME ~ This was birch plywood, 4 x 4.5 inches
MILKING TIME AGAIN ~ This was birch plywood, 4 x 4.5 inches
ST PAUL’S SHIPWRECK ~ An 8 by 10 inch woodcut picture, birch plywood,
SUNDIAL WOOD CUT ~ A woodcut on pine plank
THE DOG AND BIRD ~ A 3.5 by 5 inch woodcut on pine

WOOD ENGRAVINGS in the gallery

FIDO ~ A box wood engraving. The dog engraving was 0.9 inches wide.
ROSALIE ~  A box wood engraving. The width of the rose flower was 0.9 inches.