wordlesswonder asked: What kind of linoleum do you use for your linocuts? I can't decide which would be best for me.
Hi sorry for not answering sooner, this is a good question as I do not know if you have the same Lino in the US. I have not used it for a year as I have manly been cutting wood, but the Lino I used to use was grey.
It is a softer Lino which is good for cutting but what I did do was mount it on to MDF and I also sanded it down to get a smooth surface, I also left it to harden a little so that I could cut the fine details, finally I never warmed the Lino that I was cutting as it would become too soft and thus it would be a nightmare to cut.
I hope this is of some use
All the best Jeff
substantiative asked: Hello, I'm writing because I am wondering if you could post a close up of the tools you use when doing lino cuts. I've been working in the medium just a little bit, and I'm curious what the tips look like on the gouges you use look like. Also if you have the time and inclination, could you give a run down of which speedball tips you use for what? If not, I'd just be super stoked to see a close up of the business ends of the tools of your trade!
Hi sorry for not answering sooner sadly a photo of the tools I use will not do them justice. I do not use speedball tips I use tools made by the Swiss company Pfeil www.pfeiltools.ch
The tools I mainly use are a 1mm v and u as well as a 2, 3, and ,4 U for clearing I also use almost flat tools for clearing.
Look at the Pfeil site for photos.