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Msg: 886680
The Lost Boys Subject: Re: SLQ Transfer Method?
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: The Lost BoysProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 12:48 AM
P-77F-240M-627
Reply to: Msg 886668 by FloridaFour
Hmm I'll try to be quicker with the Xylene and see if that works. If not, guess I gotta buy some Acetone.
Msg: 886681
KatieKat Subject: Re: I have 2 questions
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Author: KatieKatProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 3:01 AM
P-107F-3429M-205
Reply to: Msg 886675 by Intrinsically Knotted
All of the above are excellent answers. But we have found that when people happen along as we are in the middle of either looking or stamping and ask us directly,"What are you doing?", the best answer that seems to satisfy them and gets them to go on their way is,"We are on a scavenger hunt".

But sometimes no matter how discrete one is, the box still goes missing. That is why the best policy is not planting on a busy trail in the first place. A well chosen hiding place is essential.
Msg: 886682
Janila Subject: Re: SLQ Transfer Method?
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: JanilaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 4:01 AM
P-213F-7709M-952Premium
Reply to: Msg 886667 by The Lost Boys
What is the best method of transferring to SLQ?

I have only used the parchment paper transfer on SLQ and it has worked great for me. I do dab the transferred image with mustard Stazon and let it age for four or five days before beginning the carve. If you do it sooner, the Stazon seems to grab the cutting tool and can cause slips or hangups.

I would love to use the acetone process but have been unable to find a printer that works for it.
Msg: 886683
Janila Subject: Re: Reserving boxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: JanilaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 4:14 AM
P-213F-7709M-952Premium
Reply to: Msg 886669 by Trailhead Tessie
I can't seem to get the hang of using the "reserved box" feature.

I just reserved a bunch of boxes by choosing the "reserved" option on the "add letterbox" page. I then proceeded to fill in the pages that followed. You will notice that you don't have some of the options such as the hike length, whether it is a traditional or mystery, and the address. Once you save this clue, you can see it under My Logbook/Plants, and then choose the dropdown and look at your reserved boxes. When you are ready to make it active, go to the reserved box and choose "set type" on the initial clue page. It will take you into the clue itself and you can fill in the rest of the details and save it as a listed box.
Msg: 886684
paper trail Subject: Re: Pride
Board: Movie Moments
Author: paper trailProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 4:34 AM
P-1154F-5874M-591Premium
Reply to: Msg 886673 by Captain Slick Kitty
Agree, agree, agree - this is my favorite movie of 2014! Such a good, and moving, story --
Msg: 886685
paper trail Subject: Re: SLQ Transfer Method?
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: paper trailProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 4:35 AM
P-1154F-5874M-591Premium
Reply to: Msg 886667 by The Lost Boys
I use the parchment paper method successfully -- have to transfer some today!
Msg: 886686
Rocklun Subject: Re: Friday Distraction - 1/30/15
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: RocklunProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 4:50 AM
P-529F-6897M-4970Premium
Reply to: Msg 886633 by The Wolf Family
Nobody here has tried carving on a hockey puck? I once found a stamp carved on one and wondered what tool they used to carve it. The image was pretty rudimentary, so they could've used a nail, for all I know.
Msg: 886687
DebBee Subject: Re: My Company Party
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: DebBeeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 5:35 AM
P-23F-224M-1593Premium
Reply to: Msg 886676 by koalacat
I did. Hoping I did it right.
Msg: 886688
FloridaFour Subject: soft Kut from Dick Blick
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: FloridaFourProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 5:57 AM
P-75F-752M-6379
Has anyone tried this carving medium? It is inexpensive. But any good??
Msg: 886689
Topcollector Subject: Re: SLQ Transfer Method?
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: TopcollectorProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 6:04 AM
P-66F-2470M-2184Premium
Reply to: Msg 886685 by paper trail
Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing
I just remembered that I have a roll of parchment paper in the closet & haven't used it. Can you use that on an inkjet printer?
Msg: 886690
Subject: Re: I have 2 questions
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Author: PiggyJauntProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 6:06 AM
P-264F-4760M-161Premium
Reply to: Msg 886648 by Bass Assassin
My friend uses the, we are on a scavenger hunt, a lot and it seems to always work. We got caught once box in hand by this woman who came out of nowhere. She thought we were doing drugs, so it seemed best to break the silence and show her the contents of the box. I dont think we converted her to letterboxing, but she was satisfied and left us alone. The box is still there. There are no hard and fast rules, but just use good judgement.
Msg: 886691
Baqash Subject: Re: SLQ Transfer Method?
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: BaqashProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 6:08 AM
P-217F-3372M-5403Premium
Reply to: Msg 886689 by Topcollector
Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing
InkJet is excellent with parchment paper. It is the only transfer method i have gotten to work consistently with inkjet.
Msg: 886692
tybec Subject: Re: soft Kut from Dick Blick
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: tybecProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 6:10 AM
P-14F-1808M-46Premium
Reply to: Msg 886688 by FloridaFour
I love soft Kut. Easy to carve on. If you sign up online at Dick Blick, they will send you coupons and it will make it even cheaper. It is very inexpensive for a large slab.
Msg: 886693
Subject: Re: My Company Party
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: Bungalow BoxerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 6:16 AM
P-624F-12924M-2459Premium
Reply to: Msg 886561 by wassamatta u
OMG Wassa! How incredibly funny! I would have loved to see it! Please post the video online so we can see it!

If I only had a Twitter account......

BB
Msg: 886695
Trailhead Tessie Subject: Re: Reserving boxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: Trailhead TessieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 6:42 AM
P-265F-3634M-3443Premium
Reply to: Msg 886671 by FloridaFour
OK, I figured it out. I've been clicking "reserved" and then checking the box type as "traditional" at the very first screen, not having any idea that when I checked "traditional" it automatically removed my check on "reserved."

This seems like a really weird way to do it and it's not intuitive. Why not just allow us to save drafts that do not go live, which is how things usually work online (blogs, etc)? If I can't indicate the box is a traditional, does this mean I can't fill out the info such as parts of the clue or location ahead of time (which was my primary goal)? And if "reserved" is a type of letterbox, rather than the status of the clues (draft), then why have the reserved option to the far right while the letterbox types are to the far left? That's what really confused me. I would rather the options of "draft" and "go live."
Msg: 886696
Sunia Subject: Re: Reserving boxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: SuniaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 6:47 AM
P-35F-644M-1273
Reply to: Msg 886683 by Janila
Since I always have this same problem, is there a way to save this thread for future use?
Msg: 886697
Sunia Subject: Re: soft Kut from Dick Blick
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: SuniaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 6:48 AM
P-35F-644M-1273
Reply to: Msg 886688 by FloridaFour
If you try it, let me know your results, please.
Msg: 886698
Wry Me Subject: Re: I have 2 questions
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Author: Wry MeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 6:51 AM
P-116F-1605M-1995Premium
Reply to: Msg 886681 by KatieKat
re: stealth
Someone on the boards once said something that stuck with me for awhile, but I don't remember who. They basically intimated that if they were hunting for a box that was poorly hidden, they were under no obligation to keep it secret and if someone asked about it, they'd 'fess up and had no obligation to protect a crappy hide. Bothered me and stuck with me all this time. I believe the circumstances were an urban hide. It seems the better part is not seeking it in the first place and that by going for it, you've sort of signed off on the idea that you can retrieve it covertly. Poorly thought-out hides should be rewarded with an absence of visitors.

Once we told someone who inquired that we were doing a scavenger hunt. Turns out she was a docent of the park and we then engaged in a 30-minute conversation about the flora, fauna and features of the park, all while she stood 2 feet from the box!!
Msg: 886699
airstream dreams Subject: Re: soft Kut from Dick Blick
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: airstream dreamsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 6:54 AM
P-376F-10589M-2893Premium
Reply to: Msg 886688 by FloridaFour
I did a search at Dick Blick's and did not find soft kut.

I did find: Ready Cut, E-Z Cut, and Speedy-Cut. Did you mean one of these? Or is it really Soft Kut and it just doesn't show up in their search?
Msg: 886700
Wry Me Subject: Re: SLQ Transfer Method?
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: Wry MeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 6:55 AM
P-116F-1605M-1995Premium
Reply to: Msg 886689 by Topcollector
I just remembered that I have a roll of parchment paper in the closet & haven't used it. Can you use that on an inkjet printer?

Yes. You print the image as usual, then cover it w/ a square of parchment paper and re-print. I have also used erasable bond, if you can find it, which I liked alot -- no taping necessary. You just move future images around on the paper so it prints in a new spot.
Msg: 886701
Subject: Re: soft Kut from Dick Blick
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: PenfeatherProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 7:14 AM
P-4F-128M-499PremiumInactive
Reply to: Msg 886699 by airstream dreams
Msg: 886702
Lone R Subject: Re: New idea - Virtual puzzle LTC
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Author: Lone RProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 7:42 AM
P-80F-740M-2459Inactive
Reply to: Msg 886678 by RIclimber
I wonder if this could be set up as a normal LTC swap with each person making their card, then solving as many as they can before mailing in their cards along with the answers. The host would then sort the cards, only giving them out to people who solved the puzzle.

I'm starting to like the idea of a puzzle LTC swap! Is anyone interested?

Are you volunteering to host? The last time I did a postal was 2007. I've never done an LTC swap. So it would be great to join a swap with an experienced hostess, and get some experience myself before hosting my own.
Msg: 886703
crosscresent Subject: Re: I have 2 questions
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Author: crosscresentProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 7:59 AM
P-87F-238M-3249
Reply to: Msg 886648 by Bass Assassin
Pretend you need to tee-tee.
Msg: 886704
Mommy Mouse Subject: Re: Thank you for the support
Board: Prayer and Healing
Author: Mommy MouseProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 8:02 AM
P-46F-1019M-405Inactive
Reply to: Msg 886664 by Catchow
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Msg: 886705
Subject: Re: New idea - Virtual puzzle LTC
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Author: RIclimberProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 8:27 AM
P-785F-3752M-762
Reply to: Msg 886702 by Lone R
Sure, I'll host if there is going to be interest. Give me a few days to figure out how this would work and write something up.
Msg: 886706
Subject: Re: Don't forget that flu vacination!!!
Board: Kid Shenanigans
Author: Uncorny AcornsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 8:28 AM
P-26F-214M-1110Inactive
Reply to: Msg 886661 by S and D
Reactions are common; but at least 15 years ago there were questions about whether the insurance would cover them. So they don't always get reported properly. :-(

I had a (thankfully brief) period of partial paralysis thanks to the dT vax. Doctors tell me that the risk is statistically insignificant to begin with; but I don't particularly want a repeat episode. And it makes me scared for my kids! (Who were vaccinated under an alternate schedule)

I think the scariest part, for me, is that now when I bring up my concerns over *already experienced* reactions and minimizing future reactions, the current medical care system we're under waves a dismissive hand and reassures me that autism and vaccines are not connected (Gone through several drs and nurses in the same system). :-(
Msg: 886707
Maiden Subject: Re: Friday Distraction - 1/30/15
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: MaidenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 8:32 AM
P-1002F-3833M-2193Premium
Reply to: Msg 886686 by Rocklun
I use OZ exclusively, but only because that's what works best for my style of carving. The pink stuff didn't work worth a hill of beans for me, but I've seen amazing works of art on it. To each their own!!
Msg: 886708
mudflinginfools Subject: trying to post a stamp OFFER
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: mudflinginfoolsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 8:33 AM
P-2349F-6409M-7340Premium
And it keeps coming up as a REQUEST... anyone else having that problem? Is it a bug...
Msg: 886709
shutterbug2012 Subject: Re: soft Kut from Dick Blick
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: shutterbug2012ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 8:40 AM
P-133F-2328M-242Premium
Reply to: Msg 886701 by Penfeather
It states you should only use it with water-base ink
Msg: 886710
Trailtracker Subject: Checking in on everyone!
Board: State: Ohio
Author: TrailtrackerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2015 8:49 AM
P-181F-2079M-5217Premium
Is everyone doing okay in this winter storm! How are things in your neck of the (letterboxing) woods? Are you snowed in? Icy roads? For the first time in a very long time, I am taking the day to get supplies ready for some badly needed letterboxing maintenance once nice weather hits again! Can't come quick enough!
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