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Msg: 957403
Kirbert Subject: Re: New Material Thickness (and Logistics) Question
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 1:18 AM
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Reply to: Msg 957387 by Wise Wanderer
I think mounting foam under the material while you carve, would allow too much "give" as you use pressure with your tools.

That's the way I have always carved! In fact, recently I had to resort to carving before mounting for the first time because the Seed material is translucent and having it mounted on black foam makes it too difficult to see the image.
Msg: 957404
Sagacorn Subject: Re: All roads lead to letterboxing.
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: SagacornProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 2:50 AM
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Reply to: Msg 957359 by Rocklun
I'm amazed in my life how when I meet new people, not boxers, the subject of 'boxing comes into the conversation.
Msg: 957405
BBStacker Subject: Re: Personal logbook preference
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: BBStackerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 4:33 AM
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Reply to: Msg 957400 by Dawgdok
I don't have any brand preference and I don't have a machine but I prefer hand made journals. There are folks in this hobby and on Etsy that make them and are proud to make them. Sometimes you can get lucky and even get them personalized. My last source has stopped making journals so I need to find another source. This thread may well reveal a couple of those individuals.
Msg: 957406
phynstar Subject: Re: Personal logbook preference
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: phynstarProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 5:49 AM
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Reply to: Msg 957400 by Dawgdok
Gargoyle Girl!
Msg: 957407
LROSEM Subject: Re: Personal logbook preference
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: LROSEMProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 6:03 AM
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Reply to: Msg 957400 by Dawgdok
If you want a nice one, I would go with handmade. Many boxers have bind it all machines and they spiral bound books are nice. Check out etsy!
Msg: 957408
LROSEM Subject: Re: New Material Thickness (and Logistics) Question
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: LROSEMProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 6:11 AM
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Reply to: Msg 957403 by Kirbert
I agree Kirbert. I find some issues with carving, especially on pink, are solved when you mount the material. The reduced flex of the material lets you adjust tinier details better than when it is unmounted.

The difference of opinions on this may be the result of tabletop carving vs. hand held carving. I am a handheld carver so when I mount it, it has less give. When a tabletop carver mounts on foam and puts it on a table it has more give that the table alone would have.
Msg: 957409
Dartmoor Dreamer Subject: Re: Personal logbook preference
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: Dartmoor DreamerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 6:25 AM
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Reply to: Msg 957400 by Dawgdok
I make my own:
1. Get an old hardcover book (thrift store or library sale). Look for one with a cover that appeals to you.
2. Using an XActo knife, I cut off the spine
3. I use ink jet paper to make "signatures"
4. I bind the book using a coptic stitch

My top reasons for loving my logbooks:
The book opens flat (coptic stitch is perfect)
old book covers are quirky.
ink jet paper accepts ink really well
these books are inexpensive
Mini versions of coptic-stitched books are perfect for letterbox logbooks, too!

Here's a great tutorial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue52htX3j0k
Msg: 957410
SherlockMiles Subject: FULL LIST FOR SKY 2018 IS UP
Board: Sky's the Limit
Author: SherlockMilesProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 6:27 AM
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Msg: 957412
IrishRef Subject: Re: Mystery Postal #410 is now open
Board: Postals
Author: IrishRefProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 8:31 AM
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Reply to: Msg 956989 by IrishRef
We have one correct answer to date. This can be answered with the current clues.

Clue 6 = Important for me when traveling to the next Backyard Brawl (or to the NCAA tourney on March 15th)
Msg: 957413
Subject: Re: Sort Order in Log Book: Nearest
Board: Suggestion Box
Author: EidolonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 8:36 AM
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Reply to: Msg 957351 by Green Tortuga
That reminds me of a box Eidolon once brought to my attention in Vietnam or something and, when searching from Georgia, the box was allegedly located "due north" about 7000 miles or something. He didn't think that seemed correct and thought I should look into it.

That guy... nothing but trouble...
Msg: 957414
Subject: Re: Personal logbook preference
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 8:57 AM
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Reply to: Msg 957409 by Dartmoor Dreamer
I've used a different stitch that I can't currently find on YouTube. However, after seeing this video I may change to Coptic stitch.
Msg: 957415
Kit Kat 61 Subject: Re: FULL LIST FOR SKY 2018 IS UP
Board: Sky's the Limit
Author: Kit Kat 61ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 9:07 AM
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Reply to: Msg 957410 by SherlockMiles
Woohoo!! I will update the tracker this afternoon, but feel free to start calling dibs...
Msg: 957416
Subject: When You Goof Up on the Back
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Author: Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 10:02 AM
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I was finishing some LTCs that I'm mailing today. I goofed up on what I was writing on the back, but only on 4 of the cards. I decided to glue a piece of paper (of the same color) over the mistake and correct it. On smaller mistakes I've just written over it.

What do you do when the front of the LTC is okay, but you goof up on the back?
Msg: 957417
LROSEM Subject: Re: When You Goof Up on the Back
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Author: LROSEMProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 10:12 AM
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Reply to: Msg 957416 by Oberon_Kenobi
I always goof up the back, but by that time, I no longer care. lol
Msg: 957418
Raven Subject: Re: When You Goof Up on the Back
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Author: RavenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 10:38 AM
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Reply to: Msg 957416 by Oberon_Kenobi
Same here on both comments. Most people aren't looking at the back, unless the rare occasion you are decorating the back also. But by the time I'm onto the back I've already spent so much time on the front that there's no way I am tossing it and starting over, or can't because I don't have anymore material/stamp might even be gone by then. Nobody is going to mind, and if they do that's their problem!
Msg: 957419
Subject: Re: March 17- Save the date!
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: Sudoku CrazyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 10:41 AM
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Reply to: Msg 957301 by Munkeybee
So, no chance these will be out on Sunday?

The pink dragon and I will be shucking oysters and drinking beer at the Shamrock Shuck on Saturday. And I'm doing a 5K to raise money for a homeless project in the morning beforehand.

But I am free all day Sunday...
Msg: 957420
Rocklun Subject: Re: When You Goof Up on the Back
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Author: RocklunProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 10:48 AM
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Reply to: Msg 957416 by Oberon_Kenobi
My sig stamp is in rough shape, so the backs of my cards are always a mess. I don't really care, though.
Msg: 957421
Subject: Re: When You Goof Up on the Back
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Author: MaudeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 10:49 AM
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Reply to: Msg 957416 by Oberon_Kenobi
That's one of my realized fears. I was taught to put the back information on a piece of paper ~ often it is color coordinated to the front. I computer print a sheet or two of the back panel with title, etc., then sig. stamp them and set aside the ones I haven't messed up yet. Then, having got my steady hand going, I finish the fronts, and that usually involves some boo-boos, too. The last step is to stick the good back panels on the best cards, and then use as many of the messed up ones as I can stand to share, and pitch the rest. Finally, I number them based on the number of survivors, and usually keep the worst one as my copy. So how many do I make? I start with two sheets of 12 x 12 card stock, and it goes down from there.
Msg: 957422
PuggleMom Subject: Re: New York City Letterboxing Patch
Board: T-shirts! Patches! Paraphernalia!
Author: PuggleMomProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 11:34 AM
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Reply to: Msg 957314 by Open Space
SherlockMiles
Save me one of each please! I'll see at an event this summer. :-)
Msg: 957423
wassamatta u Subject: Re: When You Goof Up on the Back
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Author: wassamatta uProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 11:42 AM
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Reply to: Msg 957416 by Oberon_Kenobi
What do you do when the front of the LTC is okay, but you goof up on the back?

Simple. Just send the front.
Msg: 957424
Subject: Bradenton, FL
Board: State: Florida
Author: Dancin' FeetProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 12:41 PM
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Found an old box today at Riverview Point Preserve.
NEVER EAT SOGGY WAFFLES
Last found in 2016.
No info as to who and/or when planted.

FYI
It is alive and well, found by accident.
😆
Msg: 957425
Dartmoor Dreamer Subject: Re: Personal logbook preference
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: Dartmoor DreamerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 1:27 PM
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Reply to: Msg 957405 by BBStacker
My last source has stopped making journals so I need to find another source.

Hmmmmm ....
maybe I should I custom journals to my Etsy shop
(currently, I just sell upcycled leather bags)
Msg: 957426
photopam Subject: Re: Personal logbook preference
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: photopamProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 1:29 PM
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Reply to: Msg 957409 by Dartmoor Dreamer
For those making logbooks, what paper do you use? I've used regular copy paper, but want to make a nice one for the live and breathe event.

Thanks!
Msg: 957427
christmas6 Subject: Re: When You Goof Up on the Back
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Author: christmas6ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 1:35 PM
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Reply to: Msg 957416 by Oberon_Kenobi
I like to use sticky lables. I have goofy handwriting that is had to read and I know I would mess them up.
Msg: 957428
Travel'n Turtle Subject: Box of the month open for visitors
Board: State: Massachusetts
Author: Travel'n TurtleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 1:41 PM
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Hello Massachusetts letterboxers,

I am now the caretaker of a box of the month. I planted it right over the border in Union, Connecticut to be available for Massachusetts boxers also. If you have not been to this location, it is beautiful in the spring. But well worth a visit now just to get this awesome box of the month and future visitors.

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=290870

Lots of nice boxes nearby to make it worth a visit!

Hope to see you visit, Travel’n Turtle
Msg: 957429
Super Hedge Hoggie Subject: Re: What activities do you want at L&B?
Board: Event News and Planning
Author: Super Hedge HoggieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 4:25 PM
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Reply to: Msg 957133 by Open Space
Idea for carving workshops: a webcam pointed at the carving area and projecting it onto a wall/screen - so we could see the technique without crowding around the carver...
Msg: 957430
Sunia Subject: Re: When You Goof Up on the Back
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Author: SuniaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 4:29 PM
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Reply to: Msg 957416 by Oberon_Kenobi
I have a very high percentage of failures on the front, so I like your idea of papering over a mistake on the back.

As you can see, the back is not too important to anyone. I am happy if I can read an AQ number.
Msg: 957431
Mosaic Butterfly Subject: Re: Personal logbook preference
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: Mosaic ButterflyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 5:02 PM
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Reply to: Msg 957400 by Dawgdok
I like Strathmore's Mixed Media 300 Series 5.5 in by 8.5 inches.

I've tried a number of logbooks. I like this one because it is a good size to fit in my back pack, the paper is smooth and is a heavy enough weight I can stamp on both sides. 40 sheets seem to be a good number for me. It is spiral bound so it opens flat and also I can spin the front pages all the way around to stay open to the page I am working on. I like that it doesn't have easy tear perferations like some art books have.

I buy it at Michael's with a coupon, but even full price, $10 is not unreasonable. I see it is available at Dick Blick for $6.28.

www.dickblick.com/items/13639-1085/

Good luck with your hunt, Dawgdok!
Msg: 957432
Subject: Re: Personal logbook preference
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: Kiss'n KarinProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 5:35 PM
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Reply to: Msg 957426 by photopam
Good white card stock is good for logbook pages. Packets at Michael's are often on sale.
Msg: 957433
Dartmoor Dreamer Subject: Re: New York City Letterboxing Patch
Board: T-shirts! Patches! Paraphernalia!
Author: Dartmoor DreamerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2018 5:49 PM
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Reply to: Msg 957257 by SherlockMiles
there are no Letterboxing Police

thank goodness!!
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