Just been trying another woodcut, after working on vinyl for the last three, and the difference in the cutting texture is very apparent.

Note to self – yes, that komasuki is sharp. Especially when you’ve just spent a couple of minutes on it with a waterstone. Just because it doesn’t glide through katsura with the same effortless ease as through vinyl doesn’t mean it isn’t sharp. It may not be sharp enough – I still don’t rate my sharpening technique much – but when you forget one of the cardinal rules of Not Being Bloody Stupid and jab it into your left forefinger it bleeds like a tube of Crimson Lake in a Hammer movie.


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