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Re: carving blocks
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Reply to: #981584 by Topcollector
Dec 4, 2019 9:41am
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Agree, the custom menus are really easy to use and super handy. Glad you made it work.
Re: Do you have google fu?
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Reply to: #980899 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Dec 20, 2019 4:50am
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What terms do you search when you look for images to carve?

I know this is an older thread but I just found that I can google ideas for stamps by using "embroidery".
Re: Do you have google fu?
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Reply to: #981828 by Janila
Dec 20, 2019 5:00am
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That's a new one! Thank you for sharing!
What to carve?
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Dec 30, 2019 11:49am
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Hello! I'm currently working on a box I'll be planting in the spring, and I've got my clue all written up, but I do need some advice on what exactly to carve. This box in particular is going to be located in a cellar hole where an old woman suspected of witchcraft once lived, before her house was destroyed by five men bent on proving that she was a witch.

I've carved some stamps before, but not anything incredibly detailed, and I'm very stuck on what exactly to carve for this plant.
Re: What to carve?
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Reply to: #982094 by jaguarpaws
Dec 30, 2019 11:54am
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There's a well-known optical illusion in black and white, where it can be a young lady, or a witches face, depending on what you see. That might be appropriate, and is not a very difficult/detailed carve.
Re: What to carve?
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Reply to: #982094 by jaguarpaws
Dec 30, 2019 12:00pm
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This box in particular is going to be located in a cellar hole where an old woman suspected of witchcraft once lived, before her house was destroyed by five men bent on proving that she was a witch.

Would it be possible to plant the box near the cellar hole, rather than inside it? Folks unfortunately have a tendency to destroy old cellar holes/stone walls while searching for letterboxes and geocache, and this place sounds like it's an historical location.

As far as the stamp, I'd carve something that celebrates this innocent woman in some way. For example, if she was a midwife or herbal healer, maybe you could carve an infant or some herbs?
Re: What to carve?
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Reply to: #982096 by Wise Wanderer
Dec 30, 2019 12:04pm
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That’s a great idea! Thank you so much.
Re: What to carve?
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Reply to: #982097 by Rocklun
Dec 30, 2019 12:04pm
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You do have a point. I’ve got quite some time to figure out where exactly I’ll be placing it, thank you for the warning. I also like that idea! Sadly not much is known about the woman, but I will take those suggestions.
Re: What to carve?
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Reply to: #982094 by jaguarpaws
Dec 30, 2019 12:11pm
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This witch has special meaning for geezers like me. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/419890365241699370/
Re: What to carve?
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Reply to: #982094 by jaguarpaws
Dec 30, 2019 1:07pm
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If you haven't already done so you could google to see if there are any images online specific to this particular incident. I say this not knowing how well known it is in that area. Might be some images, maybe not.

You could lead people to the cellar hole and then give them some directions, compass or not to a nearby tree, boulder, stump, etc.

I like historical boxes, sounds interesting.
Re: What to carve?
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Reply to: #982102 by MissMoon
Dec 30, 2019 1:49pm
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Thank you! The incident is really only known by a few people around the area who are into spooky stories. I only found out about it a few weeks ago, surprisingly.
Re: What to carve?
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Reply to: #982097 by Rocklun
Dec 30, 2019 1:50pm
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Being a historical story, an incident that at one time held enough "evidence" to condemn this lady, there has to be something in the records that would answer the question of who she saw / what she did to convict her at that time
Re: What to carve?
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Reply to: #982094 by jaguarpaws
Dec 30, 2019 5:34pm
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https://weirs.com/the-witchs-brew-mystery-woman-unmasked-part-1/

This? I’m a google geek. I am addicted to finding stuff. 😊
Re: What to carve?
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Reply to: #982107 by MissMoon
Dec 30, 2019 6:08pm
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Yep!
Re: What to carve?
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Reply to: #982105 by condo
Dec 30, 2019 7:28pm
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Being a historical story, an incident that at one time held enough "evidence" to condemn this lady, there has to be something in the records that would answer the question of who she saw / what she did to convict her at that time

Besides being female? Anatomical location of moles, perhaps? A neighbor's lame cow. A false nose on a string. . .
Re: What to carve?
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Reply to: #982097 by Rocklun
Dec 30, 2019 9:35pm
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Also, a cellar hole sounds like the kind of spot where random passers-by stop to have a look, rest for a bit, etc. Boxes tend to last longer hidden a few yards away from any kind of actual landmark where noxers and kids might poke around.
The story makes a great topic for a box. I love historical plants!
Re: What to carve?
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Reply to: #982112 by Summerfun
Dec 31, 2019 5:25am
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Also, a cellar hole sounds like the kind of spot where random passers-by stop to have a look, rest for a bit, etc. Boxes tend to last longer hidden a few yards away from any kind of actual landmark where noxers and kids might poke around.

Exactly! I never plant at an actual landmark for that very reason.
Re: What to carve?
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Reply to: #982094 by jaguarpaws
Dec 31, 2019 10:29pm
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I would be tempted to carve her headstone. An interesting story. thanks for sharing.
Re: carving blocks
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Reply to: #981553 by Phoenix Rizing
Jan 9, 2020 3:26pm
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Your carves are awesome!!!!
Keep using the pink stuff!!
Re: carving blocks
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Reply to: #982423 by Weeping Willow 52
Jan 9, 2020 9:34pm
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I've been carving for 12 years now and have seen various forms of pink. The current formulation is soft, doesn't crumble and allows me to get really great detail and I can use a blade on it.
Re: carving blocks
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Reply to: #981546 by 8 Bare Feet
Jan 10, 2020 10:11am
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I'm still using the Pink Stuff. I know some other materials can give better lines, but after using harder block I decided that carving with the softer Pink Stuff was just more fun and relaxing, and that was more important to me than getting finer detail and having better stamps. But I have a ton of respect for our elite carvers who use the harder carving blocks and tools like needles to carve amazing works of art.
Re: carving blocks
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Reply to: #981546 by 8 Bare Feet
Jan 10, 2020 11:57pm
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The Seed stuff being sold by Webfoot is the absolute best. The biggest problem with it is that it cuts *so* well that I go too fast and mess something up!
Re: carving blocks
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Reply to: #981553 by Phoenix Rizing
Jan 11, 2020 5:37am
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Wow those carves are awesome!!! jealous jealous jealous I try so hard mine do not look like that !!
Re: carving blocks
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Reply to: #981584 by Topcollector
Jan 11, 2020 1:46pm
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What is the URL for Stampeaz?? if you don't mind sharing.
Re: carving blocks
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Reply to: #982453 by OffCourse29
Jan 11, 2020 1:58pm
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Stampeaz.com
Re: carving blocks
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Reply to: #982454 by Dawnkey
Jan 11, 2020 2:02pm
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Thank you. I had to add https://www...
Re: carving blocks
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Reply to: #982456 by OffCourse29
Jan 11, 2020 3:48pm
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You can add the url to the ‘marketplace’ on AQ to make it easy to access.
Re: carving blocks
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Reply to: #982448 by ypsitucky queen
Jan 12, 2020 6:51pm
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Thank you!!
Re: What to carve?
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Reply to: #982100 by Wronghat
Jan 25, 2020 11:21am
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One of my favorite witches Wronghat & I am not a geezer (I dont think... 40, does that qualify as geezer??? ) I have a whole set of stamps devoted to this show, one of my faves! Love old sitcoms
Re: carving blocks
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Reply to: #982434 by Trailhead Tessie
Jan 31, 2020 11:37am
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I just love your signature stamp! Just sayin'!