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Re: Can anyone use transparencies for image transfers or LTCs?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924497 by RideTheMoose
Apr 15, 2016 9:34am
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Flower craft I will say she takes forever to explain her technique so you may want to speed up the playback using the Settings gearwheel.
Enjoy
CTEE
Re: Can anyone use transparencies for image transfers or LTCs?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924494 by Rocklun
Apr 15, 2016 10:00am
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Maybe check with a local school and/or library for takers?
Re: Can anyone use transparencies for image transfers or LTCs?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924495 by Oberon_Kenobi
Apr 15, 2016 10:14am
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Yup! Cool video, thanks!
Re: Can anyone use transparencies for image transfers or LTCs?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924489 by Rocklun
Apr 15, 2016 10:22am
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I don't know, but I'm thinking of taping a bunch of 'em together to use as a shower curtain. Or maybe I can cut a hole in my roof and make a skylight. The possibilities are endless

;)

But it's nice to know that some boxers out there really give a sheet!
Re: Can anyone use transparencies for image transfers or LTCs?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924500 by Team Awesome Pants
Apr 15, 2016 12:09pm
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Maybe the school's art teacher could use them. Art teachers save everything.
Re: Can anyone use transparencies for image transfers or LTCs?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924512 by zinni
Apr 15, 2016 1:29pm
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"Maybe the school's art teacher could use them. Art teachers save everything"

got me thinking ...

I could probably make very lightweight 'stained glass' shades for my front windows ....

Our windows face the woods and/or reservoir on three sides of the house - only if you look out the front windows do you see the road and one other house.

I've jokingly said that if I had the money, I'd install stained glass windows in the front of the house so we could really feel away from it all.

Hmm .... what would I use to make the different colors? Sharpies?

Warrior Woman
ever thoughtful
Re: Tutorial on Making Letterbox Pouch (Safari Man's Pics)
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924427 by Capt Kirk
Apr 15, 2016 3:48pm
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Here is a photo that should cover the best type of pouch for you.
Re: Renewing or Resurrecting "Retired" or "Inactive" Letterboxes
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924464 by Kirbert
Apr 15, 2016 5:54pm
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I don't disagree, but that seems like a lot of trouble to go to...to dig up the old image...to print it off, to research it.
I lean more toward copying the old direction or clue and amending or appending with a notation crediting the original.

But I'd like to hear more thoughts on this.
Re: Renewing or Resurrecting "Retired" or "Inactive" Letterboxes
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Reply to: #924537 by Capt Kirk
Apr 15, 2016 6:23pm
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You are going to ruffle some feathers if you copy another clues without permission, retired or not. Spend a little time creating your original.
Re: Can anyone use transparencies for image transfers or LTCs?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924525 by Warrior Woman
Apr 15, 2016 7:06pm
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Could you paint them with glass paint? You know the kind you use to make "faux" stained glass.
Re: Renewing or Resurrecting "Retired" or "Inactive" Letterboxes
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Reply to: #924464 by Kirbert
Apr 15, 2016 8:46pm
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I once found a box -- one of a series -- that was planted in the exact same cubby hole where a previous box had gone missing years before. It wasn't somebody trying to make a tribute, it was just great minds thinking alike.

And then there are those times when three different boxers all plant at the same boulder within two feet of each other, each apparently unaware of the other two boxes. Four boxes if you count the one ten feet away.

Don't overthink the hiding spot. If nothing is there, you can use it. Doesn't matter if something used to be there or not. No need to reference previous boxes or copy their clues. Why bother? If the box is gone, it's gone, let it rest in peace and move on to something new.
Re: Renewing or Resurrecting "Retired" or "Inactive" Letterboxes
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924548 by Trailhead Tessie
Apr 16, 2016 2:28am
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And then there are those times when three different boxers all plant at the same boulder within two feet of each other, each apparently unaware of the other two boxes. Four boxes if you count the one ten feet away.

That's a problem in CT. ;-)
Re: Renewing or Resurrecting "Retired" or "Inactive" Letterboxes
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Reply to: #924557 by roo
Apr 16, 2016 3:46am
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((Thats a problem in CT))

Just experienced that in Mystic! Found a perfect place for a plant, dug down in pine needles with my trusty back scratcher and heard the familiar sound of wood on plastic! May have been a mystery box , however not searching for it. The box was called "melon head" a baby beluga whale I believe if anyone familiar with the area. The third time we have found unlisted boxes by accident, not complaining just a fact.
Re: Renewing or Resurrecting "Retired" or "Inactive" Letterboxes
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Reply to: #924558 by Daytrippers 54
Apr 16, 2016 3:58am
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trusty back scratcher

Who'd a guessed. All mine does is sit on my dresser. It's going into my lb bag now.
Event Stamp and Boxes
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Apr 16, 2016 5:02am
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What is the general consensus on listing an event stamp (the main event stamp)? Do these get listed as an Event Box? Other? And boxes planted (on trail, with clues) at an event? even if they are temporary? Are these Event Boxes (does this count in finder's F count?) or are these just traditional boxes? Thanks!

SpringChick
Re: Event Stamp and Boxes
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924563 by SpringChick
Apr 16, 2016 5:10am
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The event stamp is an event box. Everything that's planted on the trails and has clues is a traditional box, temporary or not.
Re: Event Stamp and Boxes
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924563 by SpringChick
Apr 16, 2016 7:14am
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For me, I focus on my definition of a letterbox. Did I follow clues to find a box? If so, it is a traditional box. If it is sitting on a table, it is an event box. There are some gray areas but perhaps those need clarification in the definition of "clue."
Re: Can anyone use transparencies for image transfers or LTCs?
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Reply to: #924400 by Rocklun
Apr 16, 2016 10:34am
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I think I replied to everyone who contacted me privately, but if not, please let me know. Thanks.
Re: Can anyone use transparencies for image transfers or LTCs?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924595 by Rocklun
Apr 16, 2016 11:11am
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I think I replied to everyone who contacted me privately

What's all this about transparency if you are all contacting each other privately?
Re: Can anyone use transparencies for image transfers or LTCs?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924597 by Miss Emily Litella
Apr 16, 2016 11:14am
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Emily . . . Emily, they're talking about transparencies - see through sheets of plastic that you can write on with special markers. A letterboxer has a bunch of them to share. No one is being secret about this.
Re: Can anyone use transparencies for image transfers or LTCs?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924599 by Chevy Chase
Apr 16, 2016 11:15am
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Oh that is something entirely different

. . . . . never mind.
Re: Event Stamp and Boxes
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924563 by SpringChick
Apr 16, 2016 4:52pm
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Boxes planted on the trail at an event that we follow clues to find are listed as traditional boxes. The stamp that represents the event is listed as an event box. The fact that the ones on the trail may be temporary is not a factor.

I wouldn't call this a consensus. I'd call it standard practice.
Un named letterboxes in Pascoag, RI 02859
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Apr 17, 2016 9:15am
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While geocaching in the Pulaski State Park region in NE RI we came across two un-named letterboxes along the trails. Both had stamps wrapped in cloth, but no ink pad or logbook. Nice stamps: one was a CAT wearing a Statue of Liberty costume (Liberty Cat?) and the other was a small Rabbit. Both were in small lock&locks and listed Atlasquest.com but no other info. Anyone knows about these?
dextere
edexter
Modifying a LTRB site map
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Apr 17, 2016 11:15am
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I find when I create a listing for a new letterbox, there's a target or pushpin that located in the map wherever the location specified is. That is, the pushpin falls in the geographic center of the town, but not necessarily in the location of the letterbox.

I wish there was a way to click and drag on that pushpin to re-position it to the correct spot on the map for the letterbox. Seems like it would speed up the process of searching for so many future boxers.
Re: Modifying a LTRB site map
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924661 by Capt Kirk
Apr 17, 2016 11:39am
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You just need to give a more specific location than just the town: a street address, a park name, etc. Even without doing that, when setting the location you can customize the exact GPS coordinates if you like.

Edit your box, go to the "location" page, and check out your options.

K
Re: Un named letterboxes in Pascoag, RI 02859
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Reply to: #924655 by edexter
Apr 17, 2016 12:47pm
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While geocaching in the Pulaski State Park region in NE RI we came across two un-named letterboxes along the trails. Both had stamps wrapped in cloth, but no ink pad or logbook. Nice stamps: one was a CAT wearing a Statue of Liberty costume (Liberty Cat?) and the other was a small Rabbit. Both were in small lock&locks and listed Atlasquest.com but no other info. Anyone knows about these?

Letterboxes that are part of a series may only contain the stamp (no logbook). The first is most probably Rat-A-Tat Cat, box #2 in the Games Geeks Play series. I am not sure about the rabbit, but it is most likely a box in a series.
Re: Un named letterboxes in Pascoag, RI 02859
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Reply to: #924665 by roo
Apr 17, 2016 2:48pm
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I did that series so I looked in my logbook. If the rabbit's tail looks kind of like a lightening bolt and is pointed on the end. I think it's "Pika" from that same series. One floppy ear and one straighter ear, little dots on cheeks. It's on the same page as Rat-A-Tat-Cat. It's a pika, not a rabbit but it looks like a rabbit.

MM
Re: Un named letterboxes in Pascoag, RI 02859
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924655 by edexter
Apr 17, 2016 2:56pm
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Thank you for reporting on these letterboxes, edexter! If you had any trouble putting the boxes back where you found them, please contact MMACJ, who planted the boxes for a letterboxing event.

Thanks,
Rocklun
Re: Workplace April Tomfoolery (AKA I'm STILL Employed?)
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923468 by wassamatta u
Apr 18, 2016 8:56am
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You're my hero for practical jokes for April Fools day... or any day for that matter!!!!!

Hugs,
Wendy
Re: Alternative Mapping
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924280 by Squatchis
Apr 19, 2016 9:22am
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Kelsung has one of these

You can only have so many pins per map, so I have two for every year since 2009 (one each for previous years) with different colors per year . When Google Maps changed a couple years ago, I don't know how to get it to open multiple maps at once. It looks like you're still able to do that, so can you tell me how?

Here's an old screen cap from a couple years ago (2013?) that I just found (inspiring my late reply to this thread):

http://letterboxing.kelsung.com/map.jpg