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Msg: 934053
Subject: Re: are lock n locks really all that?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: SpringChickProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 3:57 AM
P-278F-608M-521Premium
Reply to: Msg 933915 by Trailhead Tessie
BTW, Lock&Lock containers are made in China.

The ones I got directly from Lock 'n Lock are made in Vietnam. It is an interesting theory that quality varies based on where it was manufactured.
Msg: 934054
LightninBug Subject: Re: Tagalong on Restricted and the problem is logging on AQ?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: LightninBugProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 4:03 AM
P-436F-2216M-2081
Reply to: Msg 934046 by WiseOldOwl
If it is mentioned on an AQ board, is it not true....

Google and Reddit will help you check to see if the master balls are an urbane legend. ;-)

LB
Msg: 934055
lonnewsom Subject: Re: How Do You Transfer?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: lonnewsomProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 4:04 AM
P-9F-53M-219
Reply to: Msg 933967 by RDHG
I use the laser print with acetone transfer method. One thing I found recently is that success also depends on the carving material. I replaced my printer several months ago and could not make transfers with the new printer. Both are lower cost HP laser printers. Then I purchased a slab of Inovart Karve Majik (which I like a lot) and the prints from the new printer transfer to it just fine.

I get my acetone at the hardware store in a quart can. It is a lot but I use it for other things also.
Msg: 934056
Rocklun Subject: Re: are lock n locks really all that?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: RocklunProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 4:10 AM
P-529F-6897M-4970Premium
Reply to: Msg 933991 by Trailhead Tessie
Yup, and they used to be $1.25 for the size that fits a logbook, 75 cents for the little round one that's a good size if you don't have a logbook. Maybe this is one reason there are so many boxes in New England.

That's an excellent point, Tessie! I doubt I would have planted as many boxes if I'd had to pay for real LnLs. And I wouldn't have been as likely to replace other people's failed boxes if I were paying LnL prices.
Msg: 934057
Wry Me Subject: Re: Austin in February
Board: State: Texas
Author: Wry MeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 4:40 AM
P-116F-1605M-1995Premium
Reply to: Msg 933978 by PI Joe
Or Bell Motel.
Msg: 934058
Origami Hen Subject: Re: Austin in February
Board: State: Texas
Author: Origami HenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 7:45 AM
P-139F-1267M-250Premium
Reply to: Msg 933962 by Spartanfans
Austin will be nice and cool in Feb - a great time to visit.

This article captures some of the best museums to check out https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2012/oct/17/austin-10-best-museums-galleries

I'd definitely recommend Harry Ransom, Bob Bullock, and LBJ. One thing not on the list is the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, which is a lovely place to visit if the weather is nice. You should also make a visit to Texas State Capitol, which is very worthwhile to see.

As for restaurants - so much depends on what you like, but you should definitely plan on breakfast tacos. Tacodeli, Taco Shack, Torchy's Tacos - all are very popular. BBQ is also a big thing. Google "Austin breakfast tacos" or "Austin BBQ" and you will get loads of info.

I do have a lot of drive by boxes in case you are interested. I'm particularly proud of "Taco Prayer" - which is a drive by and you could combine with a visit to Tacodeli. Your family could eat while you grab a box. :)

Hope you have a great trip!
Msg: 934059
nosox Subject: Re: How Do You Transfer?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: nosoxProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 8:03 AM
P-1185F-2924M-552
Reply to: Msg 933967 by RDHG
I really like heat transfer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wIEAVGVujQ
Msg: 934060
Topcollector Subject: Re: needle carving
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: TopcollectorProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 8:23 AM
P-66F-2470M-2184Premium
Reply to: Msg 934000 by koalacat
I've seen people do it & it looks so easy, but I just can't get the knack. Maybe it's my eyes.
Msg: 934061
Topcollector Subject: Re: Prayers for my papa
Board: Prayer and Healing
Author: TopcollectorProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 8:28 AM
P-66F-2470M-2184Premium
Reply to: Msg 933982 by BrockBrood
I'm so sorry to hear this and will pray.

Please also pray for my husband who is going blind. I'm having a hard time dealing with the reality of it even though it's been a long time coming. He's now down to "light & dark and shapes" as I heard him tell the Dr.'s office this morning.
Msg: 934062
koalacat Subject: Re: needle carving
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: koalacatProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 8:32 AM
P-87F-3359M-3366Premium
Reply to: Msg 934060 by Topcollector
Maybe I fall into the same boat.
Msg: 934063
koalacat Subject: Re: How Do You Transfer?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: koalacatProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 8:37 AM
P-87F-3359M-3366Premium
Reply to: Msg 934003 by LROSEM
I will check Rite Aid out sometime. Mine came from Wally World for .97, but it was hard to locate.
Msg: 934064
FloridaFour Subject: Re: Sweetloveqiner Random Color Material
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: FloridaFourProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 8:37 AM
P-75F-752M-6379
Reply to: Msg 932829 by Kirbert
I mean it feels smooth on the outside surface, but when I gouge it, it skips. Looks being deceiving.
Msg: 934065
koalacat Subject: Re: How Do You Transfer?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: koalacatProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 8:46 AM
P-87F-3359M-3366Premium
Reply to: Msg 934017 by Sunia
You need a laser jet, but some don't work as well. The best option is to visit a library. They may have some older laser jet printers. One library that I used had the old laser jets that provided excellent results. A year and a half later, they replaced them with a new model and the acetone transfer stopped working.
Msg: 934066
tigerlilly Subject: Re: Harry potter Stamps
Board: Kid Shenanigans
Author: tigerlillyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 9:02 AM
P-15F-2928M-100Premium
Reply to: Msg 933974 by Neen and Joy
I have the locket, the snake, and the ring already carved for something else, but I'd be more than happy to send them your way to use for your event!
Msg: 934067
photopam Subject: Re: Austin in February
Board: State: Texas
Author: photopamProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 9:16 AM
P-17F-730M-995
Reply to: Msg 934058 by Origami Hen
I second Torchys!

Also, there are a lot of restaurants with live music. We went to one a fewe years ago that was great tex mex food and sat on the patio and listed to a live brand. Ther are lots of choices! Not native, so I can't recommend , but know there are many!

Have fun!
Msg: 934068
Subject: Future event locations
Board: State: Michigan
Author: SpartanfansProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 9:17 AM
P-59F-2942M-585Premium
I just put my name in for borrowing the stamps from the Hogwarts event in North Carolina.
There are a few people ahead of me on the list, including the host, who will be using the stamps at an event in a different state early 2017.
Hopefully we will get them sometime in 2017?

I know Koalacat went to the event, so I will be asking you about how it went.

I can't wait to start planning. If anyone has suggestions for parks that would be Hogwarts appropriate let me know.

Heather
Msg: 934069
Subject: Re: needle carving
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: shoozProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 9:30 AM
P-117F-878M-121
Reply to: Msg 934062 by koalacat
Hey Koalacat, let me know when you will be in the area again and let's see if I can do a better needle carving demonstration, the last one was a bit short.
Msg: 934070
Topcollector Subject: Re: Future event locations
Board: State: Michigan
Author: TopcollectorProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 9:34 AM
P-66F-2470M-2184Premium
Reply to: Msg 934068 by Spartanfans
I would definitely make a trip to MI for a Hogwarts event.
Msg: 934071
Subject: Trail Food
Board: Food For Thought
Author: Sunshine_MirkwoodMinstrelProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 9:37 AM
P-9F-269M-5
Hey everyone,
I just wanted to share a new company that makes dehydrated meals for hikers called Sporkables. You can check out the website at http://www.sporkables.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

I'd love to hear what you think if you try it.
Msg: 934072
IrishRef Subject: Re: Coloring/puzzle hybrid postal tracker is now open
Board: Postals
Author: IrishRefProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 9:39 AM
P-450F-1597M-4508
Reply to: Msg 933842 by IrishRef
This one is now closed.
Msg: 934073
IrishRef Subject: Re: How Do You Transfer?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: IrishRefProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 9:49 AM
P-450F-1597M-4508
Reply to: Msg 934059 by nosox
The only difference form the video, is I use a smaller craft iron. It is much easier to work with then a full size iron. You can also touch up light areas easier with the small head.
Msg: 934074
Subject: Local Oahu boxers
Board: State: Hawaii
Author: zoemommaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 10:19 AM
P-105F-559M-1508
Have any of you gone to the North Shore is search of my HEKI box at their store? It was planted early March and no finders yet. Just trying to figure out what the problem is.

Thanks.
Zoe
Msg: 934075
ladybugz Subject: Fitbit Adventures
Board: Walking4Fun
Author: ladybugzProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 10:45 AM
P-72F-1121M-234Premium
Hey Ryan,

Have you seen this??

https://www.fitbit.com/challenges/adventures
Msg: 934076
Subject: Re: A purple diamond AND a 4 year AQ-versary!
Board: State: California
Author: sun7flourProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 11:06 AM
P-28F-348M-541
Reply to: Msg 933950 by wassamatta u
And us locals are VERY glad that you did!!!! Happy AQversary!

I second that. Happy AQversary (although a few days late!)

sun7flour
Msg: 934077
Frenchie Subject: Re: Gouge Sets
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: FrenchieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 11:20 AM
P-24F-48M-286
Reply to: Msg 934007 by Kirbert
That makes the image bigger but not clearer. You need to select the "Large" to see the full-resolution version of the photo.

Zooming in on the "Large" image even further by holding down the "ctrl" key and hitting the "+" key allows a closer look at the nib ranging in magnifications from 110% to 500%. Agreed that the edge resolution gets noticeably softer over 250% (magnifying over twice as large as the "Large" image), but it does allow a closer look at the nib to get a better appreciation of your sharpening angles, honing and adept skill.

You're just blowing up a low-resolution copy of the photo.

When the "Large" image is no longer an option (only "Normal") try holding down the "ctrl" key and hitting the "+" key. You can then zoom-in on the "Normal" (smaller) image in increments enlarging/magnifying it as large as the former "Large" image (and even greater magnification). I've been going back and forth comparing one of your current "Large" images (Rabby V Mods Photo Album) with a "Normal" image zooming-in (magnified 250%) without any significant image degradation when compared to the resolution of the current "Large" image.

If I could have gotten higher resolution yet I would have; I have trouble getting clear photos of things as small as gouge nibs.

Even if your camera's digital sensor was 20 MP and you used a Carl Zeiss Planar lens your closeup images are still converted to jpeg. What you NEED to do is get even CLOSER so we can really get a good look at the business end of the nibs. The following two macro close-ups (AQ Public Photo Album) were taken with my recently purchased $70 used Canon G10 (with battery and charger). In dedicated macro mode it allows focusing as close as 0.4" (1cm) to the subject. The two handheld (manual focus setting) photos in AQs Photo Album were shot at 15 MP, 4,416 x 3,312 pixels, ISO 80, f/8, 1/200 sec at a distance of approximately 1 inch. Then cropped even tighter (about 50% of original full frame) as seen in the Photo Album. The G10 is not a DSLR, but its dedicated macro mode does permit manual focusing. A feature which i found useful for 'critical focusing' at 1 inch from subject matter. The distance scale switches from feet to inches when focusing on subjects from 20 inches to as close as 0.04 of an inch (1cm) ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKmTPEjKcMI ... and... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOybg4HSPvA

Photo Album entitled ... SPEEDBALL NIBS XPOSED (macro/closeups) ...
http://www.atlasquest.com/gallery/viewalbum.html?gAlbumId=4482
Msg: 934078
tigerlilly Subject: Re: My apologies and enormous gratitude
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: tigerlillyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 11:26 AM
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Reply to: Msg 933948 by SpyCat
Thank you :)
Msg: 934079
The hicks from the sticks Subject: Re: Future event locations
Board: State: Michigan
Author: The hicks from the sticksProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 11:28 AM
P-81F-774M-3754Premium
Reply to: Msg 934068 by Spartanfans
That is the hardest part for me in planning an event...picking the location.
If you plan it tbey will come.

~Aurora
Msg: 934080
5 IS ALIVE Subject: New event
Board: State: South Carolina
Author: 5 IS ALIVEProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 11:31 AM
P-117F-1289M-1211Premium
Let's go to Roper Mountain Science Center.
Msg: 934081
The hicks from the sticks Subject: 55 steps, you ok?
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: The hicks from the sticksProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 11:33 AM
P-81F-774M-3754Premium
I just read tere was a 7.1 earthquake in nortbern New Zealand. Not sure how far that is from Christchurch but I know another earthquake is not what you need after all the misery of the last one. I hope you and all fellow boxers in NZ are ok. Prayers to those affected

~Aurora
Msg: 934082
deniserows Subject: Re: A purple diamond AND a 4 year AQ-versary!
Board: State: California
Author: deniserowsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2016 11:34 AM
P-465F-5502M-4836Premium
Reply to: Msg 933950 by wassamatta u
ditto

deniserows
abbr.
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