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Re: WASSA!!!!!!!
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Reply to: #801483 by Seattle Bound
Aug 30, 2013 11:59am
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I really do think you owe me a subway Goddess stamp. i'm just saying....I offered you all of that help and basically saved your life....

True, if not for you I would undoubtedly STILL be stranded in the bowels of St Louis, searching my pockets for coins and trying to figure out the confusing labyrinth of options!
Re: WASSA!!!!!!!
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Reply to: #801487 by wassamatta u
Aug 30, 2013 12:20pm
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True, if not for you I would undoubtedly STILL be stranded in the bowels of St Louis

See...all of AQ should be greatful and bowing to me....or throwing things at me...depending.
Re: Marking/Identifying Modified Blades
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Reply to: #800963 by nosox
Aug 30, 2013 1:48pm
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I have marked one of mine with just a drop of nail polish

Just what I was gonna say. I need to do the same with my Staedtlers. I think I have 4 now, all the same looking yet very much different. Plus I have plenty of nail polish that never seems to make it to my nails.
Re: Marking/Identifying Modified Blades
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #801498 by Raven
Aug 30, 2013 2:06pm
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I need a modified blade. I wish that I was an exacto carver.
Re: Marking/Identifying Modified Blades
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Reply to: #801499 by Seattle Bound
Aug 30, 2013 5:23pm
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wish that I was an exacto carver

Me too. Or even a needle carver.

:::sigh:::
Re: Marking/Identifying Modified Blades
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Reply to: #801518 by Raven
Aug 30, 2013 5:26pm
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wish that I was an exacto carver

Me too. Or even a needle carver.

Well, there's your problem. It is SO much easier to be a rubber carver!
Re: Marking/Identifying Modified Blades
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Reply to: #801519 by wassamatta u
Aug 30, 2013 8:50pm
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Where'd that "slapwassasilly" button go?!?
Re: Marking/Identifying Modified Blades
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Reply to: #801519 by wassamatta u
Aug 30, 2013 10:59pm
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Oh WASSA!! I love your sense of humor!!!

GH
Re: WASSA!!!!!!!
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Reply to: #801483 by Seattle Bound
Aug 31, 2013 2:53pm
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I hope you have 180 days to wait...
Gouge Modification Photos
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Sep 1, 2013 12:16am
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I have posted a couple of photos of the K gouge:

http://www.atlasquest.com/gallery/viewalbum.html?gAlbumId=3810

I intend to add more photos to this gallery. I'll post notes to this board when I do.
Stampin Up Carving kit
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Sep 1, 2013 12:25am
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Since I'm not typically one to read on these message boards, forgive me if this subject has already been discussed BUT ...I just want to comment about Stampin Ups carving set that I tried out a couple days ago. First, no I don't sell Stampin Up. ;). So what I'm going to say is NOT based on trying to boost any sales. Secondly, though the starter kit only comes with 2 blades--I LOVE THE HANDLES! They're comfortable to grip, strong enough to last and I LOVE the fact that there's no blade exchanging--Ughhh. Thirdly, though the small blade is not as small as I typically use (a Kirbert modified tiny v), it was a great size for getting some details--and very sharp! Fourthly, since I've been informed that Staedtler sets are no longer for sale (correct me gently if I'm wrong ;), the Stampin Up set is MUCH BETTER THAN those annoying handle screw in blade set alternative sets my friends have been forced to try to carve with, at the hobby stores. I hate them! Lastly, with permission from my newbie carving friend, sheet me carve into the GRAY STUFF included in the kit! I LOVE IT! It was firm enough, did NOT CRUMBLE and was flexible but not breaking or splitting when bent! Unlike the NASTY PINK stuff, in the shelves now in my area.

All this being said--I AM BUYING MY OWN SET of carvers and MORE GRAY STUFF at my next card club! :-D
Re: Stampin Up Carving kit
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Reply to: #801722 by Housepitality Hostess
Sep 1, 2013 5:06am
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Good review, thanks. I'm definitely interested in the grey stuff, if they would make larger blocks for discount prices. Just tried carving a detailed stamp on pink, and it was a disaster. We can still get Staedtlers on Stampeaz. I just bought a modified and regular. And Kirbert's been showing the K gouge for a few weeks. But I'm not sure how many are left of the regular Staedtlers. Maybe none, at this point.

For Speedball users, I recommend the really inexpensive pen holder that Stampeaz sells. It's like $1.50 or something. You can easily stick the tips in, and it is easier to hold than the big bulb-shaped thing.
Re: Stampin Up Carving kit
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Reply to: #801722 by Housepitality Hostess
Sep 1, 2013 10:57am
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...and I LOVE the fact that there's no blade exchanging--Ughhh.

There's no reason to do that. First off, the Speedball handle is too bulky to use anyway. Just buy a handful of Speedball pen holders (less than $2 each) and press one nib into each one. Just pick up the one you need. The pen holders are a much better shape for stamp carving anyway. The nib that stays in my Speedball gouge holder is the #5, the great big U that I need to really shove through the rubber.

If you're cheap, you can just buy some 1/4" wooden dowel from Home Depot, cut them into 6" lengths, and tie a nib to the end of each one with glue and wire.
Re: Gouge Modification Photos
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Reply to: #801721 by Kirbert
Sep 1, 2013 11:17am
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I just recently bought a right handed K gouge. Took a couple of minutes to get used to, but I think I've found a new friend! It is awesome!! I acquired a reverse recently and still haven't gotten the hang of that thing. Not sure what the heck Mrs. Wolf is doing with it to have such disgusting results!!
Re: Gouge Modification Photos
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Reply to: #801769 by Raven
Sep 1, 2013 12:06pm
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You can always send that reverse to me. :)
Re: Gouge Modification Photos
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Reply to: #801772 by The Wolf Family
Sep 1, 2013 1:05pm
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Or me :)
Re: Gouge Modification Photos
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Reply to: #801772 by The Wolf Family
Sep 1, 2013 1:05pm
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You can always send that reverse to me. :)

I'm sure I will be, especially since it's for the greater good anyway!
Re: Gouge Modification Photos
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Reply to: #801779 by Raven
Sep 1, 2013 1:06pm
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Darn, replied too late :p
Re: Gouge Modification Photos
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Reply to: #801781 by FORAYCH
Sep 1, 2013 2:01pm
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I'm gonna demand a lesson for using mine someday. After a good thumb wrestling tournament.....
Re: Gouge Modification Photos
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Reply to: #801791 by bluebirdlover
Sep 1, 2013 2:09pm
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You're on :)
Re: Stampin Up Carving kit
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Reply to: #801722 by Housepitality Hostess
Sep 1, 2013 3:40pm
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And if there are any deals for money you spend.....I LOVE my SU markers!!! A little pricey but so worth it (IMHO).....of course, I love SU ink period....and no, I don't sell it either! :-)
Re: Gouge Modification Photos
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #801772 by The Wolf Family
Sep 1, 2013 4:13pm
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You can always send that reverse to me.

Or me. I'm really liking my new reverse. Time to try the K now.
Re: Gouge Modification Photos
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Reply to: #801791 by bluebirdlover
Sep 1, 2013 6:34pm
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you don't get a lesson in how to use your reversed. you just hand it over, nice and easy. . .

after all, i know where you live.

~tigs (slowly. . . nicely. . .)
Re: Gouge Modification Photos
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Reply to: #801791 by bluebirdlover
Sep 1, 2013 6:41pm
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I'm gonna demand a lesson for using mine someday. After a good thumb wrestling tournament.....

Think you are gonna win, do ya?
Muahahahahahaha!!
Re: Gouge Modification Photos
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Reply to: #801781 by FORAYCH
Sep 1, 2013 6:42pm
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Darn, replied too late :p

Ya snooze, ya loose!!
Re: Gouge Modification Photos
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #801769 by Raven
Sep 1, 2013 7:19pm
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I acquired a reverse recently and still haven't gotten the hang of that thing.

Me too!

I bought the mini and a reverse #1. The mini was easy to use and will become my go-to gouge for fine detail.

I'm having trouble with the reverse #1. I guess I got too used to knowing how much pressure to apply and when/where to stop with normal gouges that the reversed version is boggling my mind. I feel like I keep stabbing the rubber slab instead of carving with it.
Re: Gouge Modification Photos
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Reply to: #801858 by Khameleon
Sep 1, 2013 7:23pm
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I feel like I keep stabbing the rubber slab instead of carving with it.

psst, you using the sharp end?
Re: Gouge Modification Photos
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Reply to: #801861 by turkey feathers
Sep 1, 2013 7:28pm
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psst, you using the sharp end?

d'oh! I knew I must be doing something wrong. Thanks for clearing that up :P
Re: Gouge Modification Photos
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Reply to: #801848 by The Wolf Family
Sep 1, 2013 7:46pm
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Ya snooze, ya loose!!

Umm...interesting typo there!?!?!

Not only am I late, I am excessively available too... ;)

You fight dirty :p
Re: Gouge Modification Photos
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Reply to: #801858 by Khameleon
Sep 1, 2013 8:52pm
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The mini was easy to use

I'm having trouble with the reverse #1.

Man, I can't use either one! Some sort of moron effect seems to take over when either one is in my hand. I'm almost scared to try the K, even though it sounds like just what I need.