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Re: Staedtler Carving Set
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923781 by Elle
Apr 6, 2016 2:53pm
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I saw a new 3 piece set on e-bay for $30 or best offer and that included 3 blocks of Mastercarve.

It would have cost more but the Mastercarve brought down the value. They should have sold them separately. :)
Re: Staedtler Carving Set
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923785 by kudichan
Apr 6, 2016 5:26pm
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procraftination...

Excellent! That needs to be added to the glossary!
Re: Staedtler Carving Set
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923781 by Elle
Apr 6, 2016 9:49pm
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April Fools?
Re: Staedtler Carving Set
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923783 by Elle
Apr 6, 2016 10:34pm
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Okay. For another not so small a fee you could try that on some vintage B Grade Orange PZ.
Re: Staedtler Carving Set
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923806 by Sunia
Apr 6, 2016 11:29pm
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April Fools?

Nope
Re: Staedtler Carving Set
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923785 by kudichan
Apr 7, 2016 6:06am
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procraftination supplies

Is this what you call it when you're carving your donation for an event in your tent the night before, or when you're carving and the dishes have reached the ceiling. For the record, either one works for me.
Re: Staedtler Carving Set
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923775 by StampingIsMyForte
Apr 7, 2016 6:11am
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Don't worry about having to go back to your other tools. I am still using my first Staelders, with periodic honing to slick up the blades. I stopped counting carves after I passed 200 and something, and I'm nearing the end of my third carves logbook, each with 100 pages, and some pages have more than one stamp image.
Re: Staedtler Carving Set
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Reply to: #923821 by Maude
Apr 7, 2016 6:23am
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Yes, they will go on forever. Will anyone fess up to throwing them away when they got dull (back when they were plentiful).
Re: Staedtler Carving Set
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923821 by Maude
Apr 7, 2016 6:50am
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Someday I'll get my inky hands on some...
Why were they even stopped in the first place?
Fellow non/beginner carvers!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Apr 7, 2016 9:53am
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This is your big chance.

PM me

Experienced carvers need not apply!
Re: Staedtler Carving Set
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923819 by Wry Me
Apr 7, 2016 10:47am
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procraftination

Is this what you call it when you're carving your donation for an event in your tent the night before, or when you're carving and the dishes have reached the ceiling. For the record, either one works for me.

Think, carving when the dishes have piled up to the ceiling. You finally stop to do the dishes, and suddenly you're inspired to do a still life carving of said dish pile. You go carve it, and hours later return to tackle those dishes. You turn the water on, and think, "Water! I have to go see what that carve looks like watercolored real quick..."

...but I agree that either use works ;)
Re: Fellow non/beginner carvers!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923833 by dingus dufus
Apr 7, 2016 1:00pm
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What counts as an experienced carver?
Re: Fellow non/beginner carvers!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923833 by dingus dufus
Apr 7, 2016 1:07pm
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I'm a crappy carver. Am I in or out?
Re: Fellow non/beginner carvers!
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Reply to: #923833 by dingus dufus
Apr 7, 2016 2:28pm
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I'm in. But I have never been good at following "guidelines"
Re: Fellow non/beginner carvers!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923851 by The Vs
Apr 7, 2016 2:35pm
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I'm in.

If I am too much of a carver to participate in this mystery project, then you're definitely out, Mrs. V!!
Re: Staedtler Carving Set
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923813 by Elle
Apr 7, 2016 6:11pm
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Good for you! Congrats!
Re: Fellow non/beginner carvers!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923833 by dingus dufus
Apr 8, 2016 5:37am
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I have a BUNCH of homeless stamps!
Re: Fellow non/beginner carvers!
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Reply to: #923833 by dingus dufus
Apr 8, 2016 6:01am
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This is definitely me!
Re: Fellow non/beginner carvers!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923883 by crosscresent
Apr 8, 2016 12:29pm
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Wonderful! Do you think you will plant them soon? Or are you keeping them for your own use? Just wondering, I'm new at this too and took me a while to part with my artistic creations but now that I did I'm excited to share with future finders!
Re: Fellow non/beginner carvers!
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Reply to: #923833 by dingus dufus
Apr 8, 2016 12:34pm
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Interested!
Re: Staedtler Carving Set
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923767 by Elle
Apr 8, 2016 12:43pm
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Don't listen to anyone. Wait for the antiques roadshow to come through.
Re: Staedtler Carving Set
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923767 by Elle
Apr 8, 2016 1:35pm
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Wow, good going Ele! Looking forward to finding more of your boxes! ;-)
Re: Old logbooks
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923959 by Early Risers
Apr 9, 2016 1:50pm
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To my mind, the three ways of leaving notes are to three different audiences. The public online log is to others who may decide to hunt this box in the future. The private online comment is to the box planter and owner. And notes in the physical log book in the box are to the people who find the box after me. That may not be the original intent when letterboxing first started out, but it's the scheme that makes the most sense to me now -- especially as I, myself, often plant letterboxes that I have little hope of ever revisiting. Even the boxes I've planted locally are lucky to get revisited once a year, so if you want me to get your message in a timely manner the online log is a better idea.

I also confess that, when logging a find, I often resort to the old adage "If you can't say something nice, say nothing at all." Let's face it, not all boxes are pearls, and sometimes I'm so disappointed I have to bite my tongue.
Re: Old logbooks
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923960 by Kirbert
Apr 9, 2016 5:02pm
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Like Mom says, "Just say, 'Thank you.' and then, be quiet. haha
Re: Old logbooks
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923960 by Kirbert
Apr 9, 2016 5:35pm
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Well said. I have to share one of my 'favorite' comments that I often find in a physical logbook - "logbook wet." I often wonder who the intended audience for this comment is, as anyone who subsequently finds the box will also recognize the amount of moisture therein, yet I find this written quite often, especially as I attempt to rehabilitate older abandoned boxes.

Don't even get me started on "logbook full..."

:)
SOHT!!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Apr 9, 2016 6:37pm
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We realized SOHT is only 6 months away?? This year's theme is:THE TWILIGHT ZONE & we are looking for stamps that might be from the TV show or what might have been 1 of the shows?! We will return your stamp or hide it here in Ohio whichever you prefer. Thanks in advance for any help with stamps!
Re: Old logbooks
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Reply to: #923969 by Nairon
Apr 9, 2016 6:38pm
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I often find in a physical logbook - "logbook wet." I often wonder who the intended audience for this comment is

What? I'm not allowed to sign logbooks anymore? Sheesh. *shaking head*

Just because I don't log my finds online doesn't mean they aren't real finds!!!!!!!

-- Logbook Wet
Re: SOHT!!
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Reply to: #923976 by R gang
Apr 9, 2016 7:18pm
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This is awesome! I'm in for carving one or two! But now I need to start watching those old shows again first....hope they are on netflix!! Looking forward to my first SOHT!
Re: Old logbooks
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Reply to: #923300 by Green Tortuga
Apr 9, 2016 7:25pm
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I have a Dia De Los Muertos box, and I asked people to write messages about or to their lost loved ones. I need to go check the box and see if anyone ever did. :-)
Re: Old logbooks
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923960 by Kirbert
Apr 9, 2016 8:39pm
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And notes in the physical log book in the box are to the people who find the box after me. That may not be the original intent when letterboxing first started out, but it's the scheme that makes the most sense to me now

I don't think there was any original intent on these matters cuz that implies an original agent, and I don't think there was such. I think it was more evolutionary. That said, it dismays me when I see an online comment like "the bonus box was a nice surprise" and so forth. Nice surprise for you, maybe, but you just spoiled the surprise for everyone else. (I do know that there was original agency in intending that bonus boxes actually be surprises (google "bonus definition"; ignore the definition related to salary and wages), whatever the word "surprise" means in modern letterboxing).

Of course, I can choose not to read the online comments, as I do, (except of course when researching and writing "novel length posts intended to impress", like this one, as one of my detractors puts it (tho all I am actually doing is writing my opinions on the game and its evolution as I feel about it, stream of consciousness style (cuz that's how I write), and nothing more (awesome band, BTW, download the sound))), tho it would be nice if AQ had a "hide online comments" profile option to make this less awkward. Maybe it does and I just don't know about it.

(((you can tell I'm an ex programmer, cuz I got all them parens to match, put most of the commas in the right places, and I even managed to parse most of that cruft, well, sort of)))

As for comments in the physical logbook, I imagine "logbook is wet" is a bit more constructive than "logbook is missing" :)