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Re: [BKARTS] Litho stones



Indeed, my litho stone came off ebay ages ago and the shipping was more than the cost of the stone.

But I also use a sheet of tempered glass or a piece of marble.
Broken pieces of victorian bathroom marble are common as dirt in new england.
J


> 
> I think this is a good idea.  I've heard that the supply of 
> natural litho stones is exhausted,  and I am reluctant to use 
> mine to pare on, since it is easy to dig into (and ruin) the 
> surface.  I feel they should be saved for future printers, 
> because drawing on a stone is a totally different experience 
> than any other type of surface. Flat glass, marble or granite 
> is easy to find.
> 
> Jeff Peachey
> 
> On Nov 9, 2006, at 11:29 AM, Don Drake wrote:
> 
> > Michele,
> >
> > I have some tempered glass I use for paring. Some of it 
> appears to be 
> > the glass from the front of old televisions. I also pare 
> small bits on 
> > a piece of marble that was from a goofy cheese cutting set.
> > Maybe your contractor buddy can get his hands on a marble sink cut- 
> > out from a counter top installation.
> >
> > Regards
> > Don Drake
> > Dreaming Mind
> >
> > ddrake@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > IM: stitchbyhand
> > http://www.dreamingmind.com
> > http://www.hughstump.com
> > (510) 537-9711
> > ,
> > On Nov 9, 2006, at 7:55 AM, Michele Brown wrote:
> >
> >> Does anyone have a source for litho stones (for paring leather) on 
> >> the east coast?
> >>
> >>
> >> Michele Brown
> >> Book Conservator
> >> Department of Preservation and Collection Maintenance
> >> B-31 Olin Library
> >> Cornell University
> >> Ithaca, NY 14853
> >> (607) 255-2484
> >> http://www.library.cornell.edu/preservation/operations/
> >> bookconservation.html
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