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by MaudeProfileContactLogbookNote
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I would guess it's about a square inch an hour, but I can only carve for about 3 hours before I start making mistakes. I can lengthen that by another hour if I alternate complex tiny details areas with larger ones, or clean up along the edges of the st...
by PiggyJauntProfileContactLogbookNote
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I never carve anything all that elaborate, so something like a cartoon character, two inch by two inch size? Probably 20 mins at most.
by LROSEMProfileContactLogbookNote
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I consider myself fairly fast at carving. I think material and tools make for a huge difference in how long carving takes me. Oz and a miniaturized staedtler can take me upwards of 4 hours for a LTC sized stamp of average detail. Pink and a speedball #...
by KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
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I think that may be one of the things that changes with experience. When you're new at carving, the tendency is not to spend too long on a carve. Not because it's not worth it, but more because you're worried you're gonna mess it up. The idea of put...
by greenmountainhikerProfileContactLogbookNote
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I agree with what others said. Mostly for me, carving is about focus and the question may be more about how long I can sustain that focus. The more detailed the carving, the more difficult and the longer I have to be focused. Generally, I can last abo...
by DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
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1-3 hours for each LTC sized stamp, depending on the complexity.
by RDHGProfileContactLogbookNote
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Thank you for your input, Everyone. I carved my first stamp in a few years, and I felt like it took me a long time. Based on your feedback, maybe it did not take that long. However, it is much bigger than I planned. No worries. I simply need more...
by Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
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I tend to use harder material for the "best" stamps, and softer stuff for the smaller, simpler ones. I use the soft material for stamps that have large inked areas. I use hard material for when there are few inked areas.
by Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
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The idea of putting a couple of hours into a silly little piece of rubber only to accidentally hack a key piece out of it or turn a letter around backwards or some such just feels like it's not worth the risk. I've been able to glue in a piece that I s...
by Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
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1-3 hours for each LTC sized stamp, depending on the complexity. That's probably about right for me too. It definitely depends on complexity. My longest carve (to that point) is of a lighthouse, Minot's Ledge Light. It must have taken at least 10 ho...
by FORAYCHProfileContactLogbookNote
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About how long on average does it take you to carve one stamp? Probably too long! :) I most likely am in the slower category of carvers, but I have done detailed inchies in an hour and 5" x 5" stamps that took over 40+ hours. I probably am slower b...
by KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
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Also note: Some of us are gouge carvers and some of us are hobby knife carvers. Hobby knife carving generally takes longer than gouge carving. In fact, we once had a post where someone suggested that more people should learn how to gouge carve becau...
by Only DreamingProfileContactLogbookNote
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For me, it really depends on the stamp.. if it's a fairly simple stamp, I usually can finish in an hour or so.. any longer and I usually stop for a while.. (I've broken a couple of fingers in the past) because I'll start making multiple mistakes if I d...
by RDHGProfileContactLogbookNote
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I cannot find my original post, so I am reposting rather than updating. If anybody would like to carve a stamp or a few for a homeschool, letterboxing education event, please see the tracker. We only need seven more. Thank you! https://www.atlasque...
by BEJAYSProfileContactLogbookNote
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Hi, RDHG, Since I'm a retired homeschool mom (4 graduates), I would especially love to help with this project. It was through a fellow homeschooler that I first learned about LBing! If still needed, I'll take Ben the Dog. Any kind of dog will do?...
by DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
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Wait, what!? You’ve broken fingers carving stamps? 🙀
by RDHGProfileContactLogbookNote
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Thank you two times! I sent you AQ Mail and updated the list. Yay!
by DawgdokProfileContactLogbookNote
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That’s a tricky question to answer. If I’m doing a simple carve such as a pictograph or one of my lighthouse stamps, I can whip through one of those in 10-20 minutes. If I’m doing an intricate one or anything with lettering, then everything is slowed d...
by Fish Below The IceProfileContactLogbookNote
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... they'd end up carving more stamps and hence we'd have more boxes to hunt! You misspelled "hence have a taller pile of Lock-and-Locks that need to be planted."
by AlishaMishaProfileContactLogbookNote
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I don’t really time myself, because I feel that if I do then it would depress me and maybe make it harder to find motivation to start. I just kind of wait for an open night when my health is good enough, enjoy the process, and binge-carve until I am do...
by RDHGProfileContactLogbookNote
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What is mustard ink? I only know how to use gouges. When you use a knife, do you cut from multiple angles to get the rubber out?
by AlishaMishaProfileContactLogbookNote
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Sorry, I was being short with my wording. I use Staz-on in the color of mustard to seal my marker lines in and see what I am carving away. I press my stamp onto a paper towel several times to get the excess off. Yeah, so say you are looking at the rub...
by RDHGProfileContactLogbookNote
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It have a stamp that is on the larger side, almost four inches. It has a piece that sticks out and that I am concerned may be broken if someone is careless. What is something that I can use to mount this stamp that will be firm and not curl? TIA for...
by DawnkeyProfileContactLogbookNote
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I like foam board.
by TopcollectorProfileContactLogbookNote
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I use thick foam I get at Michaels. You can also get it on Stampeaz
by ebdaProfileContactLogbookNote
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Our puppy started to chew on our signature stamp. I glued thick foam to the back then glued a heavy piece of plexiglas behind it.
by Basset MomProfileContactLogbookNote
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I use wood. I saw and sand a square of wood and mount it on that with super glue or the like. I just got some nice skinny pieces at Home Depot (because I'd used up all my scraps in the garage and the remaining wood was too thick). ;)
by Sheep ThrillsProfileContactLogbookNote
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I have mounted small stamps on wood, too! But you have to be careful with bigger stamps, the thickness of whatever glue you're using can make it lumpy underneath, and then it won't stamp evenly. Be sure your glue is even.
by west dover quidditch teamProfileContactLogbookNote
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definitely foam. tried wood, but I found, particularly with firmer material, that the image frequently had gaps in the image transferred to the paper.
by Kiss'n KarinProfileContactLogbookNote
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I have found most wood backed stamps seem to warp in the weather and often make it difficult to get a good image, especially larger stamps.