21 March 2010

A New Gouge

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I just got this gouge from McClain's Printmaking Supplies. I've been wanting something like this ever since I started working on large blocks -- a shallow u-shape that would make short work of clearing large areas. I love it! And it's not too hard to sharpen, either, because it's so shallow.

Prepping for the SGC Philadelphia Conference this week. I'm looking forward to seeing/meeting some of my online printmaking pals.

10 comments:

jodi said...

Hah, I just gasped out loud when I saw this photo. I want a gouge like that too!

Anita Thomhave Simonsen said...

Nice seeing you...and I can understand why you are happy getting this tool... have a nice day.....

Marissa L. Swinghammer said...

That is huge! I totally want one now. Could you compare it to a coin or something to give me a clearer idea on it's width.

Saw you in the Katherine Knuc video!

Annie B said...

Marissa, it's exactly an inch wide. You can tap it with a mallet to make it really easy, but it's also possible to push it with hand strength (and believe me, I'm not very strong) as long as you don't try to go too deep on the first pass.

pejnolan said...

Sweet!

Belinda Del Pesco said...

I have total gouge envy. That's an awesome tool. Great post, since it never occurred to me to even look for something like that. Nice.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Nothing like a new gouge!!!!!!

Non-Indigenous Woman said...

I've never seen this size gouge before! Are you going to Southern Graphics in Philadelphia? I'm going to miss the vendor booths they have there (tools like your gouge are sure to be there).

kit said...

Wow, Annie, that is quite the tool! Congratulations on your show and I hope it is a wild success for you. Looks like it will be a great event.

Jennifer Worsley said...

Wowzers...I have a 3/4" one, but now I am jealous!