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Msg: 949413
Kirbert Subject: Re: Hair help needed
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 2:14 AM
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Reply to: Msg 949406 by cgowlie
I'm pretty sure that if I tried that, I wouldn't even plan on it coming out looking like the original image. Rather, I'd just dive in with a miniaturized 1V and nip little slivers out wherever there's a light area among the hairdo without trying to fully clear out each one. Hence, I'd expect the hairdo to come out considerably darker than the original image, more black involved with tinier slivers of white accentuating the curls. I think it'd look great, it just wouldn't look like the original image.
Msg: 949415
Subject: Re: Duplicate Box Names
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: NotSlytherinProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 4:26 AM
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Reply to: Msg 949394 by Apple girl
While I've not seen it a lot I've found this happens in areas where there is something is famous and there are several carves of it.
Msg: 949416
Subject: Re: Awesome Iowa Event!
Board: Event News and Planning
Author: Angel WinksProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 5:24 AM
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Reply to: Msg 949369 by carry on grandma
After having just met Maude at the Homerdoodle event, I so wish I could have come to her event in Iowa. But a family wedding takes precedence. I'm so glad to hear the great reports celebrating the event.
Msg: 949417
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: Hair help needed
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 5:53 AM
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Reply to: Msg 949406 by cgowlie
That's pretty detailed. I haven't done that much detail but almost. When I'm attempting something like that I follow the advise above - magnifier, lamp, small tool. For me it helps to not think about the image as a whole, just slowly and patiently removing anything that's not the transfer.
Msg: 949418
Don't Panic Subject: Re: Hair help needed
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: Don't PanicProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 5:55 AM
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Reply to: Msg 949406 by cgowlie
Magnifier, tiny gouge, time and patience.
Msg: 949419
estella_naparella Subject: Re: Hair help needed
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: estella_naparellaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 6:41 AM
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Reply to: Msg 949406 by cgowlie
I tend to be a bit more impressionistic in my carvings, and would do enough to give the IDEA of the very curly hair, as opposed to attempting major detail work on it. (but then, my carving is more like painting, to me, and each person's carving is very unique)

Other than that, settle in with some wine, youtube for entertainment, your magnifying lamp and get to work!
Msg: 949420
GypsyLadybug Subject: Paradise / Whitefish Point
Board: State: Michigan
Author: GypsyLadybugProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 7:20 AM
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Hello Michigan!!

I am planning a trip to Whitefish Point. I was hoping for some ideas, input, etc on the area.
I'm interested in rock collecting on the beach and the bird observatory. Looking to spend a night or two in the area.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks in advance.
Tina
Msg: 949421
Subject: Re: Paradise / Whitefish Point
Board: State: Michigan
Author: MichKathyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 7:51 AM
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Reply to: Msg 949420 by GypsyLadybug
I have AT&T and had no cell phone coverage at Whitefish Point (unless you count ROGERS from Canada). If you have Clue Tracker, save all of the area letterboxes (LbNA & AQ) in advance so you'll have the clues. The museum there in Whitefish Point is expensive ($14/person?) but I've been told that it is worth it. We stayed in Newberry but there are places in Paradise.
Msg: 949422
Subject: Re: Hair help needed
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: cgowlieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 7:54 AM
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Reply to: Msg 949419 by estella_naparella
Yeah I think I will have to go with that approach. I think this will be too hard to figure out.

Thanks everyone for the help.
Msg: 949424
Subject: Re: Paradise / Whitefish Point
Board: State: Michigan
Author: Angel WinksProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 8:29 AM
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Reply to: Msg 949420 by GypsyLadybug
Hi GypsyLadybug,

We drove around Lake Superior and spent some time in that area last summer. And we included rock collecting on our agenda. Here is a good website to give you a few hints:

http://www.superiortrails.com/agate-beaches-upper-peninsula.html

As far as accommodations, we were spontaneous for most nights of our trip and ended up at Curley's Paradise Motel. It had a beautiful view of the lake and worked well for us.

And don't count on cell phone service/wifi/internet. It's very spotty.

It's a wonderful area to explore. I'm glad you are heading there.
Msg: 949425
Subject: Re: Paradise / Whitefish Point
Board: State: Michigan
Author: SpartanfansProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 8:34 AM
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Reply to: Msg 949420 by GypsyLadybug
We stayed at Tahquamenon State Park...It was a few years back though.
we have verizon and had coverage, except for a few dirt roads. we found many letterboxes and a few mystery boxes as well. check out spring chicks plants! I can talk to Mike for specific ones.

We went to Whitefish point, vermillion, Shelldrake, Brimley,Grand Marais, and Munising.
It was very scenic. One of my most favorite letterboxes was in a beech forest, near 12 Mile Beach campground.

Norsegnome lives very close to there, we had a mini meet before! contact them if they don't see this post, they are wonderful! they have tons of letterboxes in the area and we kept busy going after many of them.

We went to the museum but didn't go in as we had little boys with hands that would touch everthing. the beach by the museum is great for rock collecting and beautiful views of the freighters on lake superior. I seem to remember a letterbox here as well.

We may or may not have a mystery box in the area...hope it is still there. hasn't been found in a while.

you can get good whitefish dip in the area and it's something I will look forward to when we go to the UP next week.

Have fun! it is so beautiful.
Msg: 949426
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: Paradise / Whitefish Point
Board: State: Michigan
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 8:57 AM
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Reply to: Msg 949421 by MichKathy
How do you save boxes on clue tracker ?
Msg: 949427
Subject: Re: Paradise / Whitefish Point
Board: State: Michigan
Author: SpartanfansProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 9:01 AM
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Reply to: Msg 949426 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
After you run your search, select the backpack icon.
you can add that list to an existing list or create a new one.
then you don't have to have wi-fi to look up.
Msg: 949428
Subject: Re: Paradise / Whitefish Point
Board: State: Michigan
Author: windsurfgatorProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 9:05 AM
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Reply to: Msg 949420 by GypsyLadybug
rock collecting on the beach

Is that like "gem mining" in the south? Except free?!?
Msg: 949429
FloridaFour Subject: Re: Hair help needed
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: FloridaFourProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 9:26 AM
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Reply to: Msg 949401 by cgowlie
My Edward scissorhands carve is similar. Not quite as curly, but close. It took me 9 hours to carve. Just go really slow, and i highly recommend using OZ cut instead of pink stuff to hold all those lines. If yiundo, you'll need a Staedtler miniaturized and regular Staedlter 1v, to be able to carve it. Carve extremely shallowly. Also I'm assuming you have a good image transfer technique, and not pencil.

Otherwise, pink stuff and the smallest gouge you can get. And I second the lighted magnifier. I use an OTT light with magnifiet. See if Knotty knitter dirtmonkey can make you a modified tip for a Speedball gouge.
Msg: 949430
The hicks from the sticks Subject: Re: Paradise / Whitefish Point
Board: State: Michigan
Author: The hicks from the sticksProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 9:36 AM
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Reply to: Msg 949420 by GypsyLadybug
If you need something to do, Tahquamanon Falls both the upper and lower are worth seeing as is the Pictured Rocks. They can only be experienced by boat. We took the boat ride and it was well worth the price. There are many quickly accessible boxes all around.

~Aurora
Msg: 949431
Dawnkey Subject: Re: Paradise / Whitefish Point
Board: State: Michigan
Author: DawnkeyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 10:35 AM
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Reply to: Msg 949420 by GypsyLadybug
A great hike is from the Lower to the Upper Tahquamenon Falls and back, with lunch at the Tahquamenon Falls Brewpub.
Msg: 949432
Subject: Re: Found A Random Box
Board: State: Connecticut
Author: MMACJProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 11:03 AM
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Reply to: Msg 949392 by WanderingMisfit
Ok. I'll go take a look, grab the troop number and see if I can locate the leader. Chances are, they probably hid it, gave a WOM clues and didn't know about listing it.
Msg: 949433
Raven Subject: Re: Traveling Elvis Bra coming to an event soon
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: RavenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 11:21 AM
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Reply to: Msg 949386 by deniserows
I can't WAIT to get my hands on this thing!!
Msg: 949434
Subject: Re: Paradise / Whitefish Point
Board: State: Michigan
Author: SpartanfansProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 1:59 PM
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Reply to: Msg 949431 by Dawnkey
just don't hike it with a stroller!?!?!? we did that with Trail Troll.
was a challenging hike without the stroller, I assume.
Msg: 949435
Dawnkey Subject: Re: Paradise / Whitefish Point
Board: State: Michigan
Author: DawnkeyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 2:26 PM
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Reply to: Msg 949434 by Spartanfans
was a challenging hike without the stroller, I assume.

A little challenging, but not too bad, especially if you refuel at the restaurant before the return hike. Great scenery!

Another thing anyone visiting Paradise should do is eat a cheeseburger while you're there. :)
Msg: 949436
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: Paradise / Whitefish Point
Board: State: Michigan
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 2:45 PM
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Reply to: Msg 949427 by Spartanfans
Thank you!
Msg: 949437
tie dye sue Subject: Box of the Month- August
Board: State: Minnesota
Author: tie dye sueProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 2:53 PM
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Is out to be found. Bring brown.
Msg: 949438
Cherryontop Subject: Re: Traveling Elvis Bra coming to an event soon
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: CherryontopProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 3:13 PM
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Reply to: Msg 949386 by deniserows
BEST bra ever!!!
Msg: 949439
west dover quidditch team Subject: Re: Hair help needed
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: west dover quidditch teamProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 4:47 PM
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Reply to: Msg 949422 by cgowlie
and be sure to take breaks and don't carve when you're tired. Nothing worse than blowing a critical line due to loss of focus.

My most ambitious carves have been multi-night affairs.
Msg: 949440
Subject: Happy 75th Birthday, Jerry!
Board: The Grateful Letterboxers!
Author: lost sailorProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 4:52 PM
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The big guy would have been 75 years old today! Turn on some live Dead and raise a glass to the man who brought us so much joy!

Eternally Grateful,

lost sailor
Msg: 949441
Raven Subject: Re: Traveling Elvis Bra coming to an event soon
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: RavenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 5:10 PM
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Reply to: Msg 949438 by Cherryontop
Good to know. It is so hard to find a good bra, but best ever? Yaaaassss!!!
Msg: 949442
Subject: Re: Don't lose hope! and Don't Panic!
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Author: PetuniaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 5:40 PM
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Reply to: Msg 949141 by Don't Panic
Last summer I launched two HH'ers in New Milford CT. That fall, I was informed there was a brush fire at the park & my heart sunk! Turns out, both have been found this spring & the boxes I left them at survived the fire as well!

Now two HH'ers I have left in Knoxville may still be where I left them!
Msg: 949443
estella_naparella Subject: Re: Box of the Month- August
Board: State: Minnesota
Author: estella_naparellaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 6:55 PM
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Reply to: Msg 949437 by tie dye sue
Code brown at BOTM! Code brown!
Msg: 949444
Warrior Woman Subject: Re: Found A Random Box
Board: State: Connecticut
Author: Warrior WomanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 7:39 PM
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Reply to: Msg 949375 by JampersandJ
We have had the same situation here in RI. The Girl Scout box clues are generally distributed only within the Girl Scout community and most often aren't published. Contacting the Troop is a great idea, it could lead to the box's possible adoption and thereby lead to listing on AQ and lbna for more seekers to enjoy.

Warrior Woman
loves to stumble upon these little treasures
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