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Msg: 952744
Kirbert Subject: Re: Newbies and hiding boxes...is all about perspective
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 17, 2017 10:17 PM
P-502F-735M-13639Premium
Reply to: Msg 952733 by Janila
You guys will like this story. Many years ago, SWMBO and I were constructing a small footbridge over a creek on our property -- which, yes, is in Florida. Basically, dig 4 post holes, drop in 4 posts, hang some structure onto the posts, add ramps to the ground at both ends. So I'm using a post hole digger a few feet from this creek, and as soon as I dig deep enough the bottom of the hole starts to fill in with water. Then the water is moving! It turns out there are little baby snakes swimming around in it. We just dropped in the post and filled in the hole and carried on. We nicknamed that bridge "Baby Snake Bridge", though.
Msg: 952745
kudichan Subject: Re: GT Cut?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: kudichanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 12:33 AM
P-33F-772M-362Premium
Reply to: Msg 952743 by Oberon_Kenobi
If someone wants to translate the whole thing it would be fun to know.

Uhh, 1 2 3 not it!

...something something "postcard size". ;)
Msg: 952746
4EyesMcGee Subject: Thanks
Board: State: Michigan
Author: 4EyesMcGeeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 3:40 AM
P-175F-1572M-591Premium
Thanks for all the hard work, crazy puzzles, cool stamps, and wonderful haunts we saw at your event Springchick and Doglvrs. It was really fun despite all the rain!
Msg: 952747
LightninBug Subject: Re: GT Cut?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: LightninBugProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 6:14 AM
P-435F-2171M-2049
Reply to: Msg 952743 by Oberon_Kenobi
The package may have the company's name or website on it in English. Google's your friend....

LB
Msg: 952748
Bumble Subject: Re: GT Cut?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: BumbleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 6:20 AM
P-196F-634M-502
Reply to: Msg 952743 by Oberon_Kenobi
Not wanting to get too far down this rabbit hole, but the material packaging that you posted is/was identical to the packaging I had for a material listed on Amazon as "san note". Mine is/was the same thickness you describe, but was blue on one side and white on the other. They later updated the packaging and then the colour to this brown one here.

$44 USD and free shipping from Japan for 10 slabs in that listing... It was thinner than I would like for letterboxing stamps, so I used it mounted. It's harder than the SEED or Hankeshi-kun material, but slices more like Japanese rubbers than the Chinese or North American ones. I never got around to posting a review for my series, but for those who were at the Box ON in 2016, this was the material that I donated for the raffle... Bon Echo, didn't you or your girls win a slab?
Msg: 952750
Three Flamigo's Subject: Damage control
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: Three Flamigo'sProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 7:23 AM
P-56F-1647M-285Premium
Nobody is ever going to want to box in Florida again if we keep this up. Our reputation is in need of some protection & rumor control. So I'd like to take this time to point out that while we may not be a mecca boxing state, we are not the only state with snakes & gators...

Snakes everywhere, every state! Well except Maine & Alaska, no venomous snakeypoos there.
Copperheads & Timber Rattlesnakes can be found in Connecticut.
The majority of our North American alligators do inhabit Florida and Louisiana but can also be found in Texas, the North and South Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama.

When my New England friends say to me "you have gators and snakes" I do have to agree with them. But I choose those any day over TICKS!

So there, we are even!

Now please come find & plant in our tropical paradise. Is real easy here, just look for the pine tree, you know, the one right next to the palm tree :) :) :)
Msg: 952751
Public Hand Subject: Re: Damage control
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: Public HandProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 7:37 AM
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Reply to: Msg 952750 by Three Flamigo's
I got nipped by a snake, sliced by vines, bitten by fire ants and had the bejeezus scared out of me by a manatee......I would HAPPILY and GRATEFULLY box in Florida in a heartbeat given half a chance (it just takes having a business reason to go anywhere for me). No one should think twice about boxing down there......the planters and boxes are phenomenal and it is a truly beautiful state with friendly and warm people.
Msg: 952752
Rocklun Subject: Re: Damage control
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: RocklunProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 7:56 AM
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Reply to: Msg 952750 by Three Flamigo's
While boxing in Florida, I learned to ID a poisonwood tree...after the fact. And I've been bitten by fire ants. (My husband is allergic but thankfully, I'm not.)

But I've boxed there on multiple occasions and will happily do it again! It's a beautiful state.
Msg: 952753
Mike Krypke Subject: Re: Damage control
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: Mike KrypkeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 8:13 AM
P-1F-17M-6
Reply to: Msg 952750 by Three Flamigo's
Don't forget the mermaids ... It's the very place for mermaids.
Msg: 952754
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: Damage control
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 8:24 AM
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Reply to: Msg 952750 by Three Flamigo's
Snakes everywhere, every state! Well except Maine & Alaska, no venomous snakeypoos there.

Some people aren't fond of non-venomous snakes either. If you really want to avoid snakes, the place to go is Hawaii. There really are NO wild snakes in that state as I understand it. And hey! It's Hawaii! Who wouldn't want to visit Hawaii?! =)

Now please come find & plant in our tropical paradise.

Maybe in the winter. And after hurricane season is over. ;o)

-- Ryan
Msg: 952755
Subject: Re: Damage control
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: BrandyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 8:55 AM
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Reply to: Msg 952750 by Three Flamigo's
In Connecticut we have two kinds of venomous snakes, plus Lyme disease. I've had it. It's not fun. I'll risk Florida anytime.
Msg: 952756
Bon Echo Subject: Re: GT Cut?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: Bon EchoProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 9:47 AM
P-34F-166M-137
Reply to: Msg 952748 by Bumble
but for those who were at the Box ON in 2016, this was the material that I donated for the raffle... Bon Echo, didn't you or your girls win a slab?

Yes, thank-you for posting that. I looked at the photos and thought it looked a lot like the San Note stuff we received at Box ON 2016, and was going to confirm that when I returned home.

For those who attended Box ON 2017, the "Big Yellow Taxi" stamp from the Music Through the Decades was carved on that material. My 11-year-old daughter carved it (gouge carving). I can't say too much about how it carved but she didn't seem to have any issues with it. I tried a few test cuts, just to make sure it wasn't too firm or too floppy. Took a heat transfer okay. It is thin but IMO firm enough that it does not have to be mounted - the yellow taxi stamp was unmounted seemed to stamp okay (it's about 2" by 2" size).

But as Bumble said, that material is white with thin blue top layer (so thin in fact that I wonder if it actually is a separate layer or just a staining of one surface). Suspicion is that the white-brown and all-white materials are all the same formula, but who knows.
Msg: 952757
Linden Leaf Subject: A plug. 😊
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Author: Linden LeafProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 10:04 AM
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I posted a Peanuts Comic swap. I'm sure it's not full because you didn't see it. That's really the only logical answer. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/February_1981_comic_strips

I found this great sight that I'm enjoying very much. I think I'm going to carve a four frame strip and fold it to make it LTC size. You don't have to do the same. There are lots of other ideas that work for an LTC. There are enough comic strips that you can pick one frame from and carve that individual one. Or you can find some ideas on Pinterest. 😊😊😊 Talk to me if you have questions.
Msg: 952758
Subject: Re: Damage control
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: EidolonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 10:17 AM
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Reply to: Msg 952750 by Three Flamigo's
Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing
Snakes everywhere, every state! Well except Maine & Alaska, no venomous snakeypoos there.

No NON-venomous snakeypoos up here in Alaska either if that is your deciding factor. See, we are MMMMUUUUCCCCCCHHHHHH better than Florida. We won't discuss bears though...

The majority of our North American alligators do inhabit Florida and Louisiana but can also be found in Texas, the North and South Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama.

Virginia, Mississippi, Arkansas and Oklahoma too, if you are making a list. So we don't have those up here either.

Isn't Alaska looking better and better?
Msg: 952759
JampersandJ Subject: WooHoo! MrO!
Board: State: California
Author: JampersandJProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 10:33 AM
P-64F-713M-806Premium
HaPpY 10 Years, MrOspital! It's been a real pleasure finding your boxes, and being a part of your community :)
Msg: 952760
Bon Echo Subject: Re: Damage control
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: Bon EchoProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 11:02 AM
P-34F-166M-137
Reply to: Msg 952758 by Eidolon
No NON-venomous snakeypoos up here in Alaska either if that is your deciding factor. See, we are MMMMUUUUCCCCCCHHHHHH better than Florida. We won't discuss bears though...

How bout those iceworm things. You got those iceworms? I don't think I handle them iceworms. Creeps me out. Worms that live on ice and melt if you take them off the ice. Can't een fish with em. And can't eat the ice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50I79-JUDOg
Msg: 952761
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: WooHoo! MrO!
Board: State: California
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 1:04 PM
P-86F-274M-347Premium
Reply to: Msg 952759 by JampersandJ
Seconded! Love your boxes, love your carves, enjoyed meeting you. Happy big 10!!!
Msg: 952762
Raven Subject: Re: Damage control
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: RavenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 2:05 PM
P-165F-1060M-7778Premium
Reply to: Msg 952750 by Three Flamigo's
I boxed for years in Florida and never came across any scary critters. Guess I got lucky? Then again they tend to steer clear from activity.
Msg: 952764
Don't Panic Subject: Re: Damage control
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: Don't PanicProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 3:22 PM
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Reply to: Msg 952758 by Eidolon
The majority of our North American alligators do inhabit Florida and Louisiana but can also be found in Texas, the North and South Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama.

Virginia, Mississippi, Arkansas and Oklahoma too, if you are making a list.

Don't forget NY, this happened in my home town this summer.
Msg: 952765
koalacat Subject: Re: Thanks
Board: State: Michigan
Author: koalacatProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 3:51 PM
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Reply to: Msg 952746 by 4EyesMcGee
*clicks agree* It was a great event!

It was really fun despite all the rain!

Despite all the rain, we still had fun on that day.
Despite all the rain, we still had fun on that day.
Some people may think we're insane for splashing away.
Despite all the rain, we still had fun on that DAY!

Uh.... Billy Corgan I'm not, but hoping to see him in concert here very soon. Wish your sister or you (cannot recall if you are a Pumpkins fan or not) could go along. Probably gonna go it alone. Okay, that's a Beck song.

Enough silliness from me. Back to the books.
Msg: 952766
Subject: Happy AQ day to Eeyoremama!
Board: State: Florida
Author: carry on grandmaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 4:49 PM
P-41F-3919M-183Premium
I have certainly enjoyed attending several of your events. Happy many more years of fun following this crazy, but entertaining, hobby!
Msg: 952767
White Wolf7233 Subject: Re: Thanks
Board: State: Michigan
Author: White Wolf7233ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 5:38 PM
P-3F-52M-55
Reply to: Msg 952765 by koalacat
Took a bit but I got dried out. Loved it rain and all. Next time extra shoes.
Msg: 952768
Subject: Re: Damage control
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 6:06 PM
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Reply to: Msg 952751 by Public Hand
[...] and had the bejeezus scared out of me by a manatee.

Manatees stay in the water. How close were you that a manatee snuck up?

To follow up on the thread in general, the only venomous snakes we have in Utah are rattlesnakes. As much as I've been up in the foothills and mountains, I'm surprised that I've seen only one live one (and one dead one) in the wild. I've also been blessed to have encountered no ticks (that I know of).
Msg: 952769
littlesparrowJ Subject: Announcements
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: littlesparrowJProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 7:49 PM
P-9F-13M-2
Is there a way to get an email when a new box is posted in my are?
Msg: 952770
Hart x6 Subject: Re: Announcements
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: Hart x6ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 9:11 PM
P-258F-3244M-555Premium
Reply to: Msg 952769 by littlesparrowJ
You can do a search of your area . . . with whatever qualifiers you want -- and then hit "Save Search" and turn on the notifications.

You will get an AQ mail every time a new box is planted with whatever qualifiers you indicate in your area (or any area for that matter).

hx6
Msg: 952771
koalacat Subject: Re: Happy AQ day to Eeyoremama!
Board: State: Florida
Author: koalacatProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 9:11 PM
P-87F-3181M-3305Premium
Reply to: Msg 952766 by carry on grandma
Happy cake day! It was nice to finally meet you!
Msg: 952772
DS Subject: Re: Happy AQ day to Eeyoremama!
Board: State: Florida
Author: DSProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 9:21 PM
P-213F-2070M-228Premium
Reply to: Msg 952766 by carry on grandma
Hooorrrraaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyy for Eeyoremama !!!
Msg: 952773
Nature Hikers Subject: Re: Thank you Nature Hikers and Jaybirders!!
Board: State: California
Author: Nature HikersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 18, 2017 9:33 PM
P-119F-930M-404Premium
Reply to: Msg 952577 by Public Hand
Thank you everyone for your kind words. We had a blast just putting this thing on, and it means so much knowing that you all enjoyed it too!

Good times!
Msg: 952774
BBStacker Subject: Re: Damage control
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: BBStackerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 19, 2017 3:18 AM
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Reply to: Msg 952750 by Three Flamigo's
Yes please! Go boxing in Florida. I have a couple of boxes there that like being found.

That said, I've been researching boxes in the Phoenix area lately and virtually every clue ends with a warning that goes something like this: "this is a desert look out for creepy crawly bitey things and some that even slither". Now all I gotta do is remember what a saguaro is (yeah, that can hurt too) and what the heck a palo verde tree looks like.
Msg: 952777
Subject: Re: Damage control
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: BaqashProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 19, 2017 5:51 AM
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Reply to: Msg 952774 by BBStacker
". Now all I gotta do is remember what a saguaro is (yeah, that can hurt too) and what the heck a palo verde tree looks like.

Palo Verde is easy. The bark is green.
As for saguaros they kinda stand out. It’s the ocatillo and prickly pear chollas and mesquites and iron wood. Maybe you need a tree and cactus book.

And definitely watch out for things that poke bite or sting. Saguaros don’t make a good brace when trying to get back up from rehiding the box or stamping in.
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