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  Japanese Wood-block Printing
In order to prepare the wood for the blocks, it must be planed very smooth, so smooth that when two planed surfaces are put together, it will be difficult to separate them without slipping them along.
When the left half of the paper is on the block, the right half is first raised off the block and, in order not to create any wrinkles, rubbed with the left hand up and down gradually from the middle toward the right edge, slowly lowering the paper to the block with the right hand.
When the paper is pasted firmly on the wood, and while it is still moist, the top layer of the paper should be peeled off by rubbing the surface with the tips of the fingers, rolling the fibre of the paper into small rolls.
www.woodblock.com /encyclopedia/entries/011_07/chap_2b.html   (2679 words)

 Hamilton Wood Type Museum | About Wood Type
Wood was used for letterforms and illustrations dating back to the first known Chinese wood block print dating from 868.
The usual procedure was to draw the letter on wood, or paper which was pasted to the wood.
Wood used in the manufacture of wood type included apple, boxwood, cherry, holly, mahogany, maple and pine and dogwood.
www.woodtype.org /museum_information_about.shtml   (683 words)

 Wood Engraving Blocks made of end grain hard maple by Art Boards.
Like Typesetting, wood engraving is a relief process, the lines to be printed remain in the block after the areas in between the lines are cut away.
The raised uncut areas and lines of the block will hold the ink and print, the wood that is cut away will not.
The wood block is then finely sanded on top and bottom leaving two perfect surfaces for wood engraving and printing.
www.art-boards.com /woodengravingblocks.htm   (216 words)

 Welcome to Wood and Block.com
The Wood and Block Co. team, led by Jason Finch and Chad Longsworth, has a combined twenty year reputation for providing honest, professional, and quality service to the Charlotte area.
Wood and Block Co. has built a solid foundation in the Charlotte area with special interests in the Plaza Midwood, Elizabeth, Dilworth, Myers Park, Chantilly and Southpark areas.
Wood and Block Co. is dedicated to providing value-added construction services to our customers by creating a successful partnership with them throughout the entire process.
www.woodandblock.com   (253 words)

 Kaswell & Company Wood Block Flooring Specification S-NF
Wood Block may be installed directly over wood or plywood sub-floors which are solid, level, and well ventilated below.
The lines created from individual blocks should be kept straight and parallel, and joints should be broken by a lap of at least one inch.
Because of the possibility of wide variations in working conditions, the season of the year, the condition of the blocks when first delivered (i.e., moisture content), deviations and adjustments in the acclimation and installation schedules may be required.
www.kaswell.com /woodblock/spec_S-NF.htm   (2051 words)

 Wood Block Paving
Another observed that the impurities that sank into the wood became dispersed as dust as the pavement wore down making the air “extremely offensive and unhealthy” (having forgotten that this was precisely the form of complaint that had led to wood pavements being advocated in the first place).
Practical experiments showed that, provided that the wood used was suitable for paving (although the species was not stated), in a reasonably well trafficked street the loss on one-sixteenth of an inch from a four-and- a-half inch thick block over a period of two-and-a-half years was quite acceptable.
As far as dealing with inclines was concerned it was reported that in London it was the practice to lay a row of blocks followed by an inch spline placed on the foundation between that of the next row, and the spaces filled with asphalt and small pebbles to give the horses a good grip.
www.ihbc.org.uk /context_archive/41/woodblock.htm   (977 words)

 Block printing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Block printing has some advantages over cast type or moveable type -- for a language such as Chinese which has a very broad character set, block prints are much cheaper to produce for the initial run.
However, printing blocks are not very durable, and deteriorate very rapidly with use, requiring constant replacement which limits the possibility of large-scale print runs.
Printing blocks can, however, be made from a variety of materials such as wood, linoleum, rubber, or even potatoes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Block_printing   (377 words)

 Woodcarving, Wood Block Prints
In the woodcut print block the incised carved technique is used to remove the background of the designs, leaving only the pattern lines at the original wood surface level.
For wood cut block prints chose a wood the will be easy to work, as basswood, since you will be creating fine details within the design.
Test the block with a print, the first ones can be unclear or smeared because the wood block has not yet be seasoned with ink.
www.carvingpatterns.com /woodbloc.htm   (1369 words)

 Wood block used to test Titanic's engines
This oil stained anti-vibration wood block was removed from the shed built to test Titanic's engines.
During shipment it was packed with a vial of rust powder from a salvaged piece of the Titanic.
Also shown, left of the block, is a section of steel cable from the Minia, the ship sent out to recover bodies from the Titanic.
www.gemmnt.com /block.htm   (120 words)

 Kaswell & Company Wood Block Flooring Specification M-NF
A wood's surface hardness is a measure of its ability to withstand dents when subjected to heavy loads.
It represents the resistance of the wood to wear and marring.
All blocks are installed in mastic (Franklin 811 or other mastic of similar specification), allowed to dry and then sanded to the desired grit.
www.kaswell.com /woodblock/spec_M-NF.htm   (2201 words)

 Wood block - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A wood block is essentially a small piece of slit drum made from a single piece of wood and used as a percussion instrument.
East Asian musics use a variety of wood blocks ranging from small hand-held instruments to enormous (often immovable) "temple blocks" which may be sounded by swinging a large log against them.
Log drums (also called "slit drums"), made from hollowed out logs, are used in Africa and the Pacific Islands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wood_block   (188 words)

 Kaswell & Company
The basic theory of Wood Block Flooring is centuries old.
In the early 1900s, end-grain wooden blocks were first used in the USA for paving streets.
Beginning in the early 1920s, Wood Block Flooring was successfully installed in major manufacturing facilities across our country, including GM, Ford, Caterpillar, GE, Alcoa, Pratt and Whitney, and in most all major steel manufacturers, including US Steel, Allegheny Ludlum Steel, and Bethlehem Steel.
www.kaswell.com   (436 words)

 Wood Brothers Racing NASCAR Winston Cup Race Team Web Site
CAN A BLOCK OF WOOD KEEP A CAR'S BODY IN SHAPE AT DARLINGTON?" Getting around Darlington Raceway, the oldest superspeedway on the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series circuit, is on the minds of the fans of Ricky Rudd, driver of the #21 Motorcraft Taurus.
So what the teams will a lot of times is take little blocks of two-by-four wood and if there is a gap between the door bars and the skin, they'll wedge those blocks of wood against the roll bar so if you do make contact you'll hit that block of wood.
I didn't know about the block of wood until I was driving the Wood Brothers car, and I saw that block of wood.
www.woodbrothersracing.com /team_news2.cfm?ID=773   (1550 words)

 One Block Two Wood Spirits - Wood Carving Illustrated Message Board
I finished the carving of the first wood spirit using one cornor.
My wood spirits are based on one of Susan Irish’s e-projects she was kind enough to send me. Now in no way does my wood spirits measure up to Susan’s wood spirits.
The Wood Bee Carver's club in Prescott of which we each have been are the only ones I know of up here.
woodcarvingillustrated.site.dejazzd.com /forum/showthread.php?t=7103   (1041 words)

 Kaswell & Company Wood Block Flooring Mesquite
Block sizes: 3" x 2", 3" x 3", 3" x 4", 3" x 5",
Redwood would be stable enough too, but Redwood is not commonly used for End-Grain Block Flooring.
W recently installed Redwood (softwood) block flooring on the Shelby Street Bridge in Nashville, TN.
www.kaswell.com /woodblock/mesquite.htm   (291 words)

Parquet blocks can be laid in a variety of patterns that will reflect your lifestyle as well as complimenting their surroundings.
Each block is locked to the surrounding blocks to give maximum strength and stability to the floor.
Parquet blocks are machined to provide a thick wear layer (approximately 10mm) above the tongue and groove, this enables the Block Floor to be rejuvenated many times, the floor will probably outlast the building.
www.woodenflooringsales.com /hardwoodblockflooring   (508 words)

 pfeil block cutters? - Wood Carving Illustrated Message Board
Block tools were originally designed for wood block carving when woodcuts were the standard for printing pictures.
Woodcraft markets Pheil "block tools" and "palm tools" as the same and calls them "palm handled block tools"; guess that pretty well sums up the "difference".
I'd guess that the price difference between the Pheil brand and the generic palm tools is simply a matter of quality and perhaps a BIT of name brand snobbery.
www.woodcarvingillustrated.com /forum/showthread.php?t=6202   (285 words)

 Jamey Rouch: Endless Possibilities One Block of Wood at Time - Woodworking.com
Jamey works in a freestanding wood shop next to the farm, which is also the source for some of the wood he uses.
Much of his walnut, however, comes from neighbors who are tired of dealing with dropping walnuts in their yard and happy for him to come and cut the trees down.
Since the rail was just little blocks of wood, the bumper caused it to bow in.
www.woodworking.com /article.cfm?article=1195   (1066 words)

 wood block pavers - Gardening & Landscape - BBS - BobVila.com
Not long ago I read an article about a couple using wooden blocks to create a floor in their home.(Wish I could remember where I read that!)I also read where long ago, some roads were made from large wooden blocks.
We are considering using wooden blocks as patio pavers.
Wood would be at the end of my list as far as something to put on the ground in that sort of setting.
www.bobvila.com /BBS/wood_block_pavers-Gardening_and_Landscape-1-F690.html   (185 words)

 Wood Block - Find, Compare, and Buy at Shopping.com
This set of Wood Blocks With Shimmering Water is new and exciting.
This set of Wood Blocks With Bright Colors of Sand is new and exciting.
Painted Wood Blocks In A Wooden Crate by Melissa and Doug
www.shopping.com /xGS-Wood_Block   (834 words)

 Wood Block Flooring
Delta Industries supplies the highest quality industrial grade wood floor blocks.
Blocks are manufactured from carefully seasoned southern yellow pine or upland oak.
To achieve optimum performance, steps are taken to treat blocks, preventing excessive shrinkage.
www.deltaflooring.com /wood_block.htm   (52 words)

 Jenga® Block Bear - Wood Carving Illustrated
Carve your own creation from a 1⁄2" x 1" x 3" block and send your photos to: Carver’s Challenge, Wood Carving Illustrated, 1970 Broad Street, East Petersburg, PA 17520 or email to editor@WoodCarvingIllustrated.com.
I spent about 12 hours whittling away at the tiny block to produce my very first carving.
Wood Carving Illustrated • 1970 Broad Street • East Petersburg, PA 17520 • 1-800-457-9112
www.woodcarvingillustrated.com /wci34/Jenga-Bear.php   (359 words)

 wood block floors - Floor & Tile - BBS - BobVila.com
Use 3/8 or 1/2 inch thickness of wood.
You use the regular tile mastic as an adhesive.
wood mixed with a fast-drying oil-based sealer in a ratio of 2 parts
www.bobvila.com /BBS/wood_block_floors-Floor_and_Tile-1-T856.html   (202 words)

 Wood Block Flooring
1- by 4-inch wood strips and a second set of 1 by 4s
Generally, each block is laid with its grain at
Wood  block  flooring  is  usually  tongue  and  groove.
www.tpub.com /content/construction/14044/css/14044_188.htm   (291 words)

 Butcher Block Specialist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
It includes a sample of every wood and the finishes available.
Wood VS. Plastic: This article was researched by a customer of ours.
Sept 2004 issue as #24 out of 100 top success stores in the wood industry.
www.butcherblockspecialist.com   (235 words)

 Floors & Stairs > Wood block / Parquet floors
The flooring is usually laid in a pattern with the grain running in two directions.
If you are preparing your own wood blocks enhance the grain pattern by sanding in two directions with a coarse paper - in the directions of the tiles laid.
A wood stain may be required to match the colour of the surrounding area before resealing.
www.diynot.com /pages/fs/fs016.php   (801 words)

 Amazon.com: Melissa & Doug 200-pc. Wood Block Set: Toys & Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
This 200-piece set takes the blah out of blocks, especially for kids who create best with lots of pieces, lots of color, and lots of space.
It has a carrying handle, but grownups should find a more rugged storage container for so many blocks, which are bound to otherwise end up all over the house.
All of these smooth-sanded hardwood blocks are colorful and provide hours of fun.
www.amazon.com /Melissa-Doug-200-pc.-Wood-Block/dp/B000068CKZ   (508 words)

 TheWoodBlock.com - Handcrafted Wood and Metal Products - Wood Crafts, Games, Horseshoe Art or Western Decor and Wood ...
While most of our work here in the shop is on a custom basis, our online store offers many quality, handcrafted items such as wood or deer antler pen/pencil sets, games, routed signs, toys, rustic western or Texas decor, horseshoe art and more, that we typically keep in stock.
However, for those who still prefer the exotics, we do keep a few of the more popular woods available for special requests.
These products make wonderfully unique gifts for that graduation, wedding, anniversary, birthday, or simply something for yourself.
www.thewoodblock.homestead.com   (516 words)

 Buy Discount Linoleum and Wood Block Printing | Art Supplies | Linoleum and Wood Block Printing | Discount Art Supply ...
Made in Thailand from a mix of kozo (mulberry) and bamboo fiber, the sheets are thin yet very strong, making them ideal for lino block printing, woodblock printing, and silkscreen.
Blocks may have gray or tan linoleum on them which should not effect their quality or functionality.
A special eraser-like material makes these soft-cut blocks faster, safer and easier to carve than traditional linoleum blocks.
www.misterart.com /store/browse/001/cat_id/155/Art-Supplies-Printmaking--Linoleum-and-Wood-Block-Printing.htm   (726 words)

The Wood Street Block Club is centered around the 1700 block and located in Beat 1434 west of Wood Street, Beat 1433 east of Wood Street and Beat 1424 south of North Avenue, west of Wood Street.
The three breats are located in District 14 of the Chicago Police Department.
The Wood Street Block Club cooperates with the Bucktown North-Hermitage-Paulina-Wabansia Block Club.
moneycentral.groups.msn.com /CHICAGOBUCKTOWNWOODSTREETBLOCKCLUB   (175 words)

 Viking Cutlery Set with Wood Block - Cooking.com
It contains all the essentials for enjoyable meal prep and serving, complete with its own storage block.
Wood Storage Block with slots for steak knives (not included)
Chop like a pro using this thick butcher's block Cutting Slab,...
www.cooking.com /products/shprodde.asp?SKU=203230   (192 words)

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