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Msg: 1536
Don and Gwen Subject: Re: what? no carving posts?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: Don and GwenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2005 8:41 AM
P-210F-216M-2376Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 1533 by Cadenza
Now don't try to tell me that your Yankee Canyon series was carved the day before. I think they come under the title of your"dandies".

Don
Msg: 1537
Don and Gwen Subject: Re: where to keep carving supplies
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: Don and GwenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2005 8:43 AM
P-210F-216M-2376Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 1534 by Cadenza
The last post got me thinking about how I saw Don's nifty old cigar box that he kept his carving tools and such in. Are you still using that? It seems like the last time I saw you, you had something else.

I'm still using the cigar box, but it seems as though I need an annex now.

Don
Msg: 1538
Princess Lea Subject: Re: new to Nancy Drew
Board: Nancy Drew Detectives
Author: Princess LeaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2005 11:13 AM
P-202F-4056M-374Premium
Reply to: Msg 1381 by Green Tortuga
Did you read the original Mildred Wirt text or the revision from the 1960s? The older version is much more gripping, but I have to admit that you sort of need to be a 9-year-old girl to get the excitement of it all. I really ought to make more Nancy Drew themed letterboxes....

-- Princess Lea
Msg: 1539
Cherokee Rose Subject: Re: A Mysterious Anniversary
Board: Region: Southeast
Author: Cherokee RoseProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2005 1:09 PM
P-184F-2583M-869Premium
Reply to: Msg 1526 by Granny and Paw Paw
We will be getting boxes out very soon. It is pay back time.


Woooo, I can't wait! That is so sweet that you found your first box on your 39th! Very special to be sure! I hope MM and I can follow your wonderful example! And, that you have as much fun planting your new box's as we will finding them.

Happy New Year

CR
Msg: 1540
DebBee Subject: Florida's Fabulous Flamingo Fiesta!
Board: Region: Southeast
Author: DebBeeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2005 2:21 PM
P-23F-223M-1579Premium
I really hate cross-posting, but I'm going to do it with this one, to be sure anyone who might be interested gets the word. To those of you who wind up getting it two or three times, I'm sorry!

Florida's Fabulous Flamingo Fiesta, a picnic gathering for letterboxers, will take place on February 5, 2005 at Tree Tops Park in Davie, FL. (Fort Lauderdale area) For directions to the park, see the "Top o' the Trees" letterbox on LbNA.

Someone will be there starting at about 9 am, to hold our spot, so anytime you want to get there after that is fine. I think 10:30 or 11 will be our official start time, but there are boxes in the park (and will be more for the event) so you might want to stop by, check in, and then go hunt.

Bring your own main course and also a dish to share, if possible. I'm going to make every attempt to have a grill there, so folks can cook burgers or whatever if they want, but that's not confirmed yet.

If possible, it'd be great if you could let me know you're coming, so I'll have SOME idea of numbers. If you're bringing kids, let me know that, too. We should have a couple of boxes carved and hidden by kids, for kids (though adults are welcome to search for them, too!) If, however, at the last minute, you suddenly find out that you can come after all, come on. Don't NOT come just because you didn't RSVP!

After lunch, we'll do a mass exchange, hopefully a group photo, and maybe a few surprises.

Any questions, I'm at: StDebb@aol.com.

Looking forward to meeting all who can come!

DebBee
Msg: 1541
Subject: A Happy New Years Day
Board: Region: Southeast
Author: drgdlgProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2005 3:15 PM
P-177F-805M-835
We spent New Years Eve and day at Calloway Gardens. It was quite wonderful! We picked up Cherokee Rose's Quilting Box and Fluttering Around GA box and the Snail Trail box by Quill. We were suprisingly FF at this box. We also placed a box inside Calloway Gardens. It is the first in a series we are doing on Disney Lovers as a tribute to our honeymoon. It was nice to be out boxing again! Happy New Year to everyone!

Desi
Msg: 1542
Subject: Paul Frank Tribute has been RETIRED
Board: Region: Southeast
Author: drgdlgProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2005 3:24 PM
P-177F-805M-835
I went to pull the Paul Frank Tribute for maintainence and the boxes were in horrible condition. The logbooks were all wet, the stamps are missing pieces (yet another reason not to use the white stuff by speedball) and one was molded. So, I decided to retire all of them. I know a few of you were in the middle of the series and if you want to still get the stamp I can mail it to you. Or if you are going to be at Victorianna's I can bring it. Anyhow, just email me is you still wanted to see any of the boxes and thanks to everyone who went and got the boxes.

Desi
Msg: 1543
Subject: Library Letterboxing
Board: Reading Room
Author: Kelmark BoxerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2005 6:12 PM
P-2F-27M-2Inactive > 3 months
Hello out there. I am fairly new to Atlas quest. I don't know if this questions has be addressed, but I thought this "reading room" would be the best place to post and ask. For most people who read go to the Library.

Does anyone out there know anything about Library Letterboxing. You know for people who live up North and need to hibernate during the Months of Dec. through March. I found somewhere that you should look for the box under the library number 796.14 or 769.51? Well I know that my Library doesn't participate but has agreed to let me open one and they would let me keep it there.

Does anyone one have a Library Box. And what and how do I prepare it?

Kelmark Boxer
Msg: 1544
Cherokee Rose Subject: Re: A Happy New Years Day
Board: Region: Southeast
Author: Cherokee RoseProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2005 6:14 PM
P-184F-2583M-869Premium
Reply to: Msg 1541 by drgdlg
We picked up Cherokee Rose's Quilting Box and Fluttering Around GA box


Hi Desi:

I am so glad you got the Quilting Series and Fluttering box's! It's always good to hear about our box's. Hope they were in good condition.

CR
Msg: 1545
Sits N Knits Subject: Re: where to keep carving supplies
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: Sits N KnitsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2005 9:34 PM
P-45F-659M-1738Premium
Reply to: Msg 1537 by Don and Gwen
I had a nice box. But um...
I used it for a letterbox. =0) It would of been nice for my carving blades too.

~~Dawn ...The Orlando Knit Wit
Msg: 1546
Sits N Knits Subject: I did it
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: Sits N KnitsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2005 9:57 PM
P-45F-659M-1738Premium
OK <wicked grin>

I spent my New Year's day/ morning over at Magic Kingdom. I got my first "Disney" box planted. One of many...but my first one. I don't know how long it will last, but it is a small box. Less than 2" square. And I feel that it is a good spot.
The clues are as hokey as all 'ell. But I am quite proud of my pirate stamp.
If you're headed this way, Check out my
Dead Men Tell No Tales Box

~~Dawn ...The OKW
Msg: 1547
Subject: New boxes everywhere!
Board: Country: New Zealand
Author: Lamb FamilyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 2, 2005 12:45 AM
P-12F-5M-10Inactive > 1 year
We've just placed another letterbox in Te Kauwhata, and we notice that everyone else seems to be out and about placing boxes too. Hooray for summer holidays!!
Msg: 1548
Subject: Edit feature
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: phytoProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 2, 2005 6:45 AM
P-3F-93M-97Inactive > 1 year
Ryan
Not sure if this is an old issue or one that folks may not have encountered. I originally listed my hitchhikers as mystery boxes until you made the HH option available. I have not switched those boxes to be listed as HH's because I'm lazy.

I notice now that I go to accomplish this that the "edit letterbox" feature has the option for selecting it as a hitchhiker instead of the "normal" letterbox, however it will not allow me to remove the normal listing.

This is set up differently in AQ as a table for the hitchhikers? Anyhoo - I'll make the slow transition from the normal listing to hitchhiker status, I was just wondering why the "edit" feature did not take care of that?

Thanks,
Phyto
Msg: 1549
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: Edit feature
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 2, 2005 10:11 AM
P-257F-1761M-20822Premium
Reply to: Msg 1548 by phyto
Quote I originally listed my hitchhikers as mystery boxes until you made the HH option available.


Ah, yeah... I tried to discourage people from listing HH's until a hitchhiker option was available since I knew it would be problematic to convert them later.

Quote I notice now that I go to accomplish this that the "edit letterbox" feature has the option for selecting it as a hitchhiker instead of the "normal" letterbox, however it will not allow me to remove the normal listing.


Ypu. Once a box is entered, you can't switch what type of box it is. Different types record different information in different tables. "Normal" boxes store information about trail length and location--which have no equivelents in the hitchhiker world. And people who've found hitchhikers can record where and in what box they found the hitchhiker--something that those who find normal boxes don't have to worry about.

Consequently, there's not really an easy programmatic way to convert a box between different types--and in rare cases is there ever a reason to do so in the first place. So, alas, there is no way to convert between them on the website, and probably never will be.

But if you give me a list of the boxes you'd like converted, I can manually tweak the database a bit and get it to work. =)

-- Ryan
Msg: 1550
Cherokee Rose Subject: Re: Library Letterboxing
Board: Reading Room
Author: Cherokee RoseProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 2, 2005 10:59 AM
P-184F-2583M-869Premium
Reply to: Msg 1543 by Kelmark Boxer
E-mail me off list I have info for you about Library Box's. But don't want to post it to the list because it would be a spoiler.

Cherokee Rose
Msg: 1551
Don and Gwen Subject: #1 Speedball blades
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: Don and GwenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 2, 2005 12:11 PM
P-210F-216M-2376Inactive > 1 year
I think I posted this somewhere else, but thought I should share it again. I generally use speedball blades exclusively, and played around with a #1 blade to get really thin lines. After several tries I was able to squeeze a blade down by inserting a knife blade in the groove of a number 1 and adjusting some vise grips to gently squeeze it down without crushing it. I went through a few without using the knife blade and that did not work. I'm not sure how it works on anything but PZ Kut.

Don
Msg: 1552
Subject: Re: Edit feature
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: phytoProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 2, 2005 12:57 PM
P-3F-93M-97Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 1549 by Green Tortuga
>But if you give me a list of the boxes you'd like converted, I can >manually tweak the database a bit and get it to work.

Nah, I've already converted them manually.
Thanks however!
Phyto
Msg: 1554
Subject: Louisiana Mystery Box confirmed missing
Board: State: Louisiana
Author: n0kwaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 2, 2005 2:21 PM
P-13F-17M-7Inactive > 3 months
I verified that this box is missing.

On a happy note, I found Dixie Beer, which was real close to where the mystery box used to be. I also found Fort St. John.

Jim D.
Msg: 1555
Subject: Louisiana Mystery Box Gone
Board: Region: Southeast
Author: n0kwaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 2, 2005 2:27 PM
P-13F-17M-7Inactive > 3 months
I verified that this box is missing.

On a happy note, I found Dixie Beer, which was real close to where the mystery box used to be. I also found Fort St. John.

Jim D.
Msg: 1557
DebBee Subject: needles
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: DebBeeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 2, 2005 6:27 PM
P-23F-223M-1579Premium
Has anybody used the large-gauge hypodermic needles to carve with? I bought some and tried it, but didn't like it. I was wondering if maybe I was doing something wrong.

DebBee
Msg: 1559
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: needles
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 2, 2005 8:56 PM
P-257F-1761M-20822Premium
Reply to: Msg 1557 by DebBee
Quote Has anybody used the large-gauge hypodermic needles to carve with?


I don't know what gauge they are, but I did pick up a small supply of needles, but I haven't had much luck carving anything with them. Feels too much like an X-acto knife--which I was never very good with in the first place. I like the carving tools that scoop material out rather than just slice it in ways that require multiple cuts to get the material out.

I haven't tried shaping those #1 nibs into smaller cutting pieces and giving that a try, but it is on my to-do list!

But to make a long story short--if you're doing something wrong, so am I! =)

-- Ryan
Msg: 1560
Maiden Subject: Re: joint placements
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: MaidenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 2, 2005 9:01 PM
P-941F-3422M-2169Premium
Reply to: Msg 1483 by Dizzy
I'm late chiming in on this BUT here's how we solved this problem. Pupp and I do a lot of joint projects. We have 3 or 4 series out now that we each carved pieces of the series or she carved the stamps but I did the log books, etc. Those we both go out and plant together and we write the clues together. All of these we list under a team name. That way people know it's both of us.

Maiden
Msg: 1561
Maiden Subject: Re: Funhog/ Disney infiltration/ whispered fears
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: MaidenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 2, 2005 9:06 PM
P-941F-3422M-2169Premium
Reply to: Msg 1507 by Funhog
I actually found several places that I thought would make great hiding places while we were there last week. Unfortunately I had heard it was impossible to hide a box at Disneyland so I didn't even take my supplies with me. If I'd had a microbox with me, Tom Sawyers Island would have had one before I left :)

Maiden
Msg: 1562
Sits N Knits Subject: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Board: State: Florida
Author: Sits N KnitsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 2, 2005 9:31 PM
P-45F-659M-1738Premium
Looks like the Florida posts have been quiet for a spell.

I planted a box at Magic Kingdom on Jan 1. Check out my
Dead Men Tell No Tales clue. =0)
(I know, I know, it's hokey as all hell) Well, how else would you write it?

~~Dawn ...The OKW
Msg: 1563
Subject: Re: A Happy New Years Day
Board: Region: Southeast
Author: drgdlgProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 3, 2005 7:46 AM
P-177F-805M-835
Reply to: Msg 1544 by Cherokee Rose
Your boxes were doing great. There had been some new boxers, a group of about 8 who did not have stemps, that had visited your boxes. They had taken very good care of them and rehidden them very well.

Desi
Msg: 1564
Scarab Subject: Re: #1 Speedball blades
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: ScarabProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 3, 2005 9:56 AM
P-156F-1232M-330Premium
Reply to: Msg 1551 by Don and Gwen
Those must be reallly thin lines. They don't just fill up with ink and disappear?

Scarab
Msg: 1565
Scarab Subject: Re: needles
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: ScarabProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 3, 2005 10:11 AM
P-156F-1232M-330Premium
Reply to: Msg 1557 by DebBee
large-gauge hypodermic needles to carve with?

I know that ScoutDogs uses needles. She did the traveling event stamp of the LbNA map which has very tiny details. She has something about it on her web site:

http://www.scoutdogsboxes.com/shopping_page.html

She just says she uses the needle as a "very tiny knife". I imagine you could only use this effectively on good rubber, like PZ Kut, and while using a magnifying glass.

Fortunately I have intensely magnifying eyes without my glasses on. I can read microtype on a dollar bill. I just need a good light source. But that doesn't mean I have the skill of the patience for that kind of photographic quality carving.

Scarab
Msg: 1566
DebBee Subject: Re: needles
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: DebBeeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 3, 2005 11:08 AM
P-23F-223M-1579Premium
Reply to: Msg 1565 by Scarab
I found the needles I had didn't seem very sharp. Not sure if it was the needles, or the carving medium, or just me. I'm just glad I'm not one of the animals who has to have these things jabbed into them. Seems like it'd be like getting an injection with a stick sharpened by a Boy Scout with a penknife!

DebBee
Msg: 1567
Don and Gwen Subject: Re: #1 Speedball blades
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: Don and GwenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 3, 2005 11:52 AM
P-210F-216M-2376Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 1564 by Scarab
Those must be reallly thin lines. They don't just fill up with ink and disappear?

No, but then I'm using PZ Kut. I would think other carving mediums would be different.
Don
Msg: 1568
Don and Gwen Subject: Re: needles
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: Don and GwenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 3, 2005 11:56 AM
P-210F-216M-2376Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 1566 by DebBee
I found the needles I had didn't seem very sharp.

I keep a small whet stone in my carving kit, and always sharpen blades prior and during carving. I don't use needles but that should work for them as well.

Don
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