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« on: September 14, 2008 01:24:03 PM »

I went on a carving binge a couple night back, forgot to photograph one, d'oh!

The science one is made from one of those "for Really Big Mistakes" erasers. I heard someone else say they didn't like the way it carved but I didn't mind. My first carving, many years ago, was actual linoleum, so I had no trouble with the firmness of this rubber. It is a good deal stiffer than PZ Kut or any of the other Speedball blocks, but softer than Linoleum.

The science stuff is actually from a very old student chemistry stencil, I traced the shaped right on the eraser & went from there.

The spool of thread & scissors are PZKut. The thread I drew my own image and was mostly an exercise in "how small can I go?". The scissors is a Dover vintage image. I hand draw on the erasers or trace with pencil.

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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008 08:15:35 AM »

Love them! Grin

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2008 10:20:57 AM »

The chemistry set is great!
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2008 01:34:27 PM »

Love them all! The scissors are especially awesome.
You know, I haven't actually carved anything since the stamp swap! I'll have to get back on that... It's just so difficult to get hold of good carving materials over here!  Angry

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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2008 04:24:00 PM »

Those are fantastic.  I love the science one (and the others too).  I think I need to learn how to carve stamps, as you just reminded me of my unfulfilled quest for an Erlenmeyer Flask stamp last Christmas. 

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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2008 10:07:31 PM »

Yaaaay. The Chemistry glassware stamp is great, even moreso because I don't think you'd be able to buy it anywhere.

« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2009 06:37:23 PM »

Saw this in the featured article on the home page today.
That glassware stamp is awesome. I'm having a "why didn't I ever think of that" moment!
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2009 10:32:43 AM »

I love the scissor stamp!

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