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by TheKindlyVikingsProfileContactLogbookNote
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This weekend I carved this stamp for a friend who served in the Navy. (Thanks to all the veterans out there.) I wanted it to be easy for him to use, so I mounted it on some hobby foam, but it's almost three inches wide, so it was still a little floppy....
by Penguin_Girl22ProfileContactLogbookNote
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That carve is wonderful I think it all looks great!
by BaqashProfileContactLogbookNote
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Hmmm and what did the wife think of that
by TheKindlyVikingsProfileContactLogbookNote
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It was getting old.... So she bought a new one for her quilting. ;-)
by BaqashProfileContactLogbookNote
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Good save
by twofreetimersProfileContactLogbookNote
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I tried it too. I thought it was a little easier to carve than oz.. But I also had trouble getting small pieces to pop out. I also found that my ink didn't adher to the stamp if it was a large solid area. But I have admit I can get very fine lines t...
by DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
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Did you sand it first?
by twofreetimersProfileContactLogbookNote
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Yes I sand it until it wasn't shiney anymore
by TrisheeProfileContactLogbookNote
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So I finally got my life together for a minute and sent some gouges to Kirbert for modifications. He offers several types of modifications but I stuck with the miniaturized #1, got the left edge and right edge removed from two #2’s (one left and one ri...
by BaqashProfileContactLogbookNote
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You can also buy pencil foam things in school supplies to put on the handles
by Warrior WomanProfileContactLogbookNote
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What she said and then some. Warrior Woman another satisfied customer
by Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
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Anybody carving any turkeys today? I'm talking stamps, what did you think? ;-) I've already got a turkey stamp planted in the wild. I'm asking if anyone else has or is planning on doing one today.
by dancingpecanProfileContactLogbookNote
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Not today, but I really should do one. We have a huge flock of wild turkeys in my neighborhood (30+)
by WronghatProfileContactLogbookNote
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I've got a turkey planted in Turkey, Texas.
by AdventurousAcornProfileContactLogbookNote
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I made one last night and planted it! We have the whole family with us today, so it was fun going out and getting to box. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!!
by Wise WandererProfileContactLogbookNote
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... I wonder if that count will go down after today. :D
by BinoBoxerProfileContactLogbookNote
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I’m carving a micro snowman today. Trying to, anyway.
by dancingpecanProfileContactLogbookNote
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It almost did yesterday. There's a pretty busy street by our house and part of the flock stepped out into morning rush hour traffic! But we do have a neighbor who's not fond of them and he's made thinly veiled threats about "Thanksgiving is coming!"
by RocklunProfileContactLogbookNote
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... Hope you send me a pic!!
by RocklunProfileContactLogbookNote
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I've planted turkey stamps on Thanksgiving in the past but didn't this year.
by Cross FamilyProfileContactLogbookNote
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Haha I think Holiday Stamps would be Hilarious!/ Fun/ Interesting!Each holiday attempt to plant a box to go along with the day!
by NeoterraProfileContactLogbookNote
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Dat carves bad to the bone
by SherlockMilesProfileContactLogbookNote
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wow - great carve
by Wry MeProfileContactLogbookNote
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What?!!! This is the first year I haven't escaped my family to go boxing. Not too terrible, though. They were here helping me get my house livable after Harvey. Who thought painting baseboard could be so relaxing? Probably the fumes.
by Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
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I'm carving my second stamp on Tan-Z. I noticed the texture on the back before, but I don't think that I brought it up on the forums. I'm asking here so that others can see the response, and join the discussion if they want. Webfoot, what makes this...
by DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
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I don’t know the answer but we have already been through a fair amount of it. I haven’t really lost a piece due to a carving mistake but I’m sure it’s coming. I have been giving some thought to trying to sand down the back so it can be used. I don’t ha...
by BaliWhoProfileContactLogbookNote
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The material is fairly thick. I wonder if you could cut away that texture on the back with an exacto or a larger gouge. People shave down, or cut off the back of stamps for micro postals, but it's not that flat. Would be hard to get a smooth surface...
by Bon EchoProfileContactLogbookNote
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... The Stampeaz webstore describes Tan-z as "smooth on one side and pebbled on the other, <the answer>due to the extrusion process used to make it</the answer>, so it's very easy to tell which side to carve."
by DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
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I was thinking more along the lines of a belt sander. Though holding it in one spot while working on it would be a bit tricky. I have an orbital sander that might work. The thing is, Tan is quite a bit less flexible than pink. When roughing up the c...
by Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
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... Well, that answers my original question. This has generated a lot of interesting discussion though.