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Msg: 935675
LROSEM Subject: Re: Happy Happy!!!!
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Author: LROSEMProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 12:39 AM
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Reply to: Msg 935674 by kudichan
So.. mu.ch...con.fett.i.. som.e.bod...y clean. Thi.s... stuff. U.p bef.ore it ge.ts in... my ca.ke.
Msg: 935676
Subject: Re: Douglas State Forest
Board: State: Massachusetts
Author: Bungalow BoxerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 1:04 AM
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Reply to: Msg 935661 by Rocklun
And of course, are clues getting updated when DCR updates trails?

Yikes, this will be tough.

BB
Msg: 935677
Kirbert Subject: Re: Help, magnifier
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 1:19 AM
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Reply to: Msg 935671 by Oberon_Kenobi
I can't get a straight edge to work. Even when I get it close to working, there's something about the results that just doesn't look right to me. Too mechanical-looking, or something. Straight lines, even border frame rectangles, I cut freehand, trusting that the transfer has provided me a straight line to follow. I not only have to concentrate on keeping the cut straight, but I also have to make sure the width of the line remains consistent when I'm cutting both sides of a narrow straight line. On very rare occasions I mess it up badly enough that I have to get out a tiny Dremel bit with a narrow stone tip and carefully rub one side of one of those narrow ridges to narrow it slightly or clean up some waviness.
Msg: 935678
Sunia Subject: Re: New to letterboxing
Board: New Members' Board
Author: SuniaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 1:51 AM
P-35F-644M-1273
Reply to: Msg 935667 by 2 best buds
Hi from Buffalo!
Msg: 935683
Sagacorn Subject: Re: Douglas State Forest
Board: State: Massachusetts
Author: SagacornProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 3:31 AM
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Reply to: Msg 935676 by Bungalow Boxer
For the last 4 years I've had a goal of finding every box in DSF and just completed it about 5 weeks ago. Yeah for me!!!!! For the most part the trails are easy to follow and well marked. One thing I really like is the main trails are not eaten up by ATV and dirt bikes. I spoke with a ranger last year and he agreed a new map should be made but know if one was in the works. Good luck on your quest BB and don't plan to do it all in a w/e. Rocklun and Southpaw have some clever clues for you to follow among other planters.
Msg: 935685
Rocklun Subject: Re: Douglas State Forest
Board: State: Massachusetts
Author: RocklunProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 5:32 AM
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Reply to: Msg 935676 by Bungalow Boxer
And of course, are clues getting updated when DCR updates trails?

I think most of mine are updated, but I haven't checked on some of the boxes in a couple of years. So if you find that things have changed, please let me know so that I can update the clues.

It shouldn't be that tough. They haven't added new trails (except one, possibly--I'm going to check on that when I return from Utah); they've named some of the existing trails. So if our clues say "bear left at the fork," the clues will still be valid even if there's now a sign at the fork.
Msg: 935686
Rocklun Subject: Re: Douglas State Forest
Board: State: Massachusetts
Author: RocklunProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 5:36 AM
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Reply to: Msg 935654 by Bungalow Boxer
One thing to be aware of: DSF (and other public lands here) are VERY popular with hunters. With hunting season approaching, make sure you dress appropriately whenever you letterbox in the woods of Douglas.
Msg: 935687
DM Scuba Brat Subject: Location not working?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: DM Scuba BratProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 5:44 AM
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Anyone else having a their iPhone throw fits with the use my location option? As of a few days ago I could click "here" get my coordinates and search that area. Now it gives me "cannot determine location" I did upgrade to iOS 10 a week or so ago, but not sure why that would change anything.
Msg: 935688
Subject: Re: Douglas State Forest
Board: State: Massachusetts
Author: Bungalow BoxerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 5:55 AM
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Reply to: Msg 935683 by Sagacorn
We are going to plug away at it slowly I think. We're finishing up Shelton this week for the Trails Marathon (I may go back on Wednesday to do some boxes in Woodbridge/Derby/Shelton, since I have the day off and TT is unavailable). Then I can't hike for about 1 1/2 weeks, and will be probably at Douglas on the 18th.

Thanks for the info!
BB
Msg: 935689
Frenchie Subject: Re: Help, magnifier
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: FrenchieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 5:57 AM
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Reply to: Msg 935677 by Kirbert
I not only have to concentrate on keeping the cut straight, but I also have to make sure the width of the line remains consistent when I'm cutting both sides of a narrow straight line.

Assume you're working under a magnifier lamp, so can imagine that using a narrow V-gouge is more difficult to maintain a consistent line width of a rectangle/square/triangle than possible with an X-Acto knife or a wire knife.

Does your knife preference have anything to do with pushing (gouge) vs pulling (knife) of the cutting edge? Besides its advantage for carving a narrow (rectangle/square/triangle) line with sharp corners what other advantage does a wire knife have over an X-Acto 11 blade?

Is it fair to say that using a Staedler narrow V-gouge at a lower working angle and pushing instead of pulling offers less control than a knife held at a higher working angle and pulling toward you instead of pushing away from you? Perhaps this is why most Japanese Youtubes show rubber stamp carvers using an X-Acto knife instead of a V-gouge.

Is it fair to say that Americans, generally being in more of a hurry-up mode, prefer using a V-gouge as it takes less time to carve a stamp than learning to carve a stamp even more precisely using an X-Acto knife (and/or a wire knife).
Msg: 935690
MamaShark Subject: Re: New Webelos requirement....
Board: Scouts Honor
Author: MamaSharkProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 5:59 AM
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Reply to: Msg 935639 by TJ_Mich
Your den won't have to create/hide a geocache for the Webelos Camper requirement. Just go and find one. But the Boy Scout merit badge for geocaching requires the scout to "plan a geohunt for a youth group" and "set up a course with at least four waypoints".

I understand this. In my area, Geocachers have a bad reputation of messing with letterboxes and playing pranks on letterboxers as well. I would prefer to plant a hybrid as a way to get as little into geocaching as humanly possible when it comes time to tackle this requirement with my den.
Msg: 935693
JampersandJ Subject: Re: Happy Happy!!!!
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Author: JampersandJProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 6:13 AM
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Reply to: Msg 935674 by kudichan
HaPpY HaPpY HaPpY DaNcE! HuGs! HuGs! HuGs!
Msg: 935694
Subject: Re: Douglas State Forest
Board: State: Massachusetts
Author: Bungalow BoxerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 6:31 AM
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Reply to: Msg 935654 by Bungalow Boxer
I would just like to publicly thank those of you who have approximate addresses for your boxes :-). My GPS and I thank you!

BB
Msg: 935695
Neen and Joy Subject: Re: Location not working?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: Neen and JoyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 6:34 AM
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Reply to: Msg 935687 by DM Scuba Brat
Mine has actually been like that for a couple months on my galaxy 7 but I haven't really thought about it since
Msg: 935697
Rocklun Subject: Re: Douglas State Forest
Board: State: Massachusetts
Author: RocklunProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 6:47 AM
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Reply to: Msg 935694 by Bungalow Boxer
I deliberately didn't use addresses for some of my boxes. It's a form of restrictions without actually being restrictions. :^)
Msg: 935699
JampersandJ Subject: Re: somebody remind me....
Board: Postals
Author: JampersandJProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 6:54 AM
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Reply to: Msg 935640 by Nurse Wanderseek
Postals are very much active. If you have some old carves you want to send out, just list the tracker and watch it fill up fast - some are completely signed up within hours! There are a lot of newer people who would love to see your carves.

Some things have changed with the last two(?) years. Now that the USPS doen't charge extra for tracking a first class package, the majority of postal participants have gotten away from using postage stamps when mailing, and go to the post office to get their postage sticker and tracking number. The tracking gives peace of mind, knowing that the postal has reached its destination. So, expect envelopes with a lot more stickers to remove and looking for the tabs of the clear tape :)
Msg: 935702
tie dye sue Subject: Zodiac box is out
Board: State: Minnesota
Author: tie dye sueProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 7:45 AM
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This was placed days ago- story weaver didn't update the post- but to be fair I did change my password and don't know if she knows it.
Msg: 935703
MoonshineOverKY Subject: Re: Happy AQversary, MoonshineOverKY!!
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Author: MoonshineOverKYProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 7:52 AM
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Reply to: Msg 935669 by Topcollector
Thanks, Topcollector! (I actually saw a wooden top yesterday and thought of you!)
Msg: 935704
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: Wearing gloves while boxing?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 8:07 AM
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Reply to: Msg 935497 by FORAYCH
"S**t whisperer"

That's too funny!
Msg: 935707
Nature Hikers Subject: Re: Happy Happy!!!!
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Author: Nature HikersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 8:54 AM
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Reply to: Msg 935674 by kudichan
Yay!! We're so glad you decided to join this crazy hobby two years ago.

Happy AQversary!
Msg: 935708
Nature Hikers Subject: Happy AQ-versary, Wendy!
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Author: Nature HikersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 9:18 AM
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A big shout-out to Wendy (formally of the East Bay) and her 9-year AQ-versary.

What an amazing carver/letterboxer!
Msg: 935713
DM Scuba Brat Subject: Re: Location not working?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: DM Scuba BratProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 10:09 AM
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Reply to: Msg 935695 by Neen and Joy
Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing
Drives me nuts since I wander a lot without much pre-planning so while printing my clues and knowing where I'm going is good, it just doesn't happen to often. I find myself somewhere, see if there's a box, and chase box.
Msg: 935714
kudichan Subject: Re: Happy AQ-versary, Wendy!
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Author: kudichanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 10:33 AM
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Reply to: Msg 935708 by Nature Hikers
Happy cake day Wendy!!
Msg: 935715
kudichan Subject: Re: Happy Happy!!!!
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Author: kudichanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 10:36 AM
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Reply to: Msg 935707 by Nature Hikers
Aww shucks, thanks guys!! ::frantically sweeps confetti::
Msg: 935717
Raven Subject: Re: Happy AQ-versary, Wendy!
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Author: RavenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 11:31 AM
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Reply to: Msg 935708 by Nature Hikers
Happy Cake DAY!!!
Msg: 935718
Origami Hen Subject: All Caught Up...!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: Origami HenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 12:19 PM
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For the last several months, I've had at least one active box with some sort of maintenance issue - reported missing, logbook wet and needs replacing, etc. As of this afternoon, I've taken care of all pending problems, which means that all my active boxes are fully up and running again - just in time for the cooler boxing weather here in Texas!! Very pleased. That is all.
Msg: 935719
Kirbert Subject: Re: Help, magnifier
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 12:52 PM
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Reply to: Msg 935689 by Frenchie
I have learned to carve with either gouge or knife, but I prefer the knife. For one thing, I am not in a hurry; this is a hobby, I'm not being paid by the hour. A gouge is faster, to be sure; knife carving is a two-step process, first slicing around the image and then coming back and removing material, while gouge carving is a single step.

The biggest reason for my preference for the knife, though, has nothing to do with speed. It has to do with style. Gouge carving is an excellent method for carving nature scenes, animals, etc. -- with a few cuts, you can easily create the impression of fur, feathers, leaves, things like that. It's also perhaps the method of choice for an "arteest" -- the person who is being creative, generating details "on the fly" until the image looks the way they want it to. As anyone who has found one of my aircraft or car stamps knows, that's not me. I prepare an image of a mechanical creation down to the finest detail on the computer, and carving is a process of precisely replicating this image in rubber.

And nobody who's watched that video of the Japanese girl carving with a boxcutter can claim Americans are trying to work faster. It was amazing enough she was using a boxcutter, but even more astounding how fast she was working.

BTW, in general, I'm pushing the knife away from me when cutting. I have a little bit of a problem with cuts that bend tightly to the right, as the line I'm cutting along tends to get hidden behind the knife tip. Still, it's very rare I turn it around and cut back towards me.
Msg: 935723
Jiffy Subject: Anybody wanna box with me Sunday?
Board: State: Maine
Author: JiffyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 2:21 PM
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ATVRacer is going to working on the house tomorrow (finally working on my craft room.). Anyone interested in going boxing with me tomorrow? I'm thinking about the boxes MudCup planted in the Wiscasset area.

Jiffy
Msg: 935725
LightninBug Subject: Re: Anybody wanna box with me Sunday?
Board: State: Maine
Author: LightninBugProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 2:25 PM
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Reply to: Msg 935723 by Jiffy
If you are willing to make a return trip to Alientown, sure! ;-)

LB
Msg: 935726
Acorns4u Subject: Box ON! 2016
Board: Letterboxing.org Chatter
Author: Acorns4uProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 1, 2016 2:25 PM
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Thank-you sooooo much to Bon Echo and all of the wonderful letterboxers in Canada! What a great time we had today. Besides finding lots of letterboxes, we learned so much Canadian history, and made many new friends. Awesomeness everywhere!

Nancy
Acorns4u
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