Clare spoke and she said, “We want a printing station at five Rebellious locations across London all printing upon the Beautiful REBELS while the police attempt to repel us !!!! ”
Fucksake Clare !!!
Anyway we had a bunch of sets of symbols and words cnc’d out of 18mm birch ply, We had some made by Makerversity - thanks a lot guys !!! , and some by CNC PROJECTS in Leyton, London.
These where cut with a 3mm router bit which meant we had to cut out some of the corners to make them nice and sharp !!! I reckoned this was way less work than sticking laser cut pieces onto wooden blocks, an image from the source file is below, and you can download the BLOCK_Library_cutting_list_V2.pdf from the fb page XR Volunteers, in the files section.
In the meantime Chris Smith had started 3D printing blocks, some from my picture woodcuts, some more like the patches, with words. These are great, he had to simplfy the images and then create vectors (which I can email you), the objects look kinda weird and ugly but print really well and are stronger than the birch ply.
Katie Wallis had laser cut some blocks and these where used at Oxford Circus, words like EMPATHY I think . . . .
On Waterloo bridge Louise Riley supplemented her standard issue kit with her hand made unique blocks, including lots of natural imagery loved by little children and adults alike.
Also on Waterloo bridge Val Saunders was printing beautiful silhouettes of insects amongst other imagery.
This is a work in progress . . btw