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Re: Maps!
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Reply to: #925031 by Rocklun
Apr 23, 2016 6:14pm
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Rocklun, I need CT and RI! Let me know when you are ready for them and have ideas.
Re: Maps!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #925030 by LROSEM
Apr 24, 2016 12:36pm
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I'll plant in Arkansas or Louisiana for anyone who wants to donate.
One month to go until PAL day.
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Apr 24, 2016 12:36pm
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Join the celebration; May 24th will be the 10th Anniversary of International Plant a Letterbox (PAL) Day. This is the day to plant a letterbox in one of those spots that is truly deserving of being commemorated by having its own letterbox. http://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?eventId=3638
Re: One month to go until PAL day.
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Reply to: #925110 by Wronghat
Apr 24, 2016 1:13pm
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I am ready!
Re: One month to go until PAL day.
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Reply to: #925111 by Maude
Apr 24, 2016 3:41pm
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All carved, ready to plant !
Re: One month to go until PAL day.
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Reply to: #925110 by Wronghat
Apr 24, 2016 4:47pm
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All carved and ready to plant....
Re: One month to go until PAL day.
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Reply to: #925110 by Wronghat
Apr 24, 2016 5:03pm
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I already have a box and place in mind. Just need to carve amd hope I can do my subject justice.
Re: One month to go until PAL day.
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Reply to: #925121 by Daytrippers 54
Apr 24, 2016 5:15pm
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3 carved and ready, 1 needing a container, all in need of good hiding spots...
Re: One month to go until PAL day.
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #925126 by StampingIsMyForte
Apr 24, 2016 6:17pm
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How odd--usually the good hiding spot is the first thing in my letterboxing planting m.o.?

This might help:
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/location/ky
Re: One month to go until PAL day.
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Reply to: #925130 by Wronghat
Apr 24, 2016 6:23pm
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Well, the first three were sent to me to plant in state and the last was originally carved for an LTC. Thanks for the link!
Re: One month to go until PAL day.
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Reply to: #925131 by StampingIsMyForte
Apr 24, 2016 6:33pm
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My, "How odd" wasn't meant as a judgement--I just thought it was bizarre that people's minds work so differently. Some people are called to letterboxing by the image--"Carve me, Carve me". I'm called by a place. I go by certain places and they call out to me demanding letterboxes--not every hotel, shop or park, mind you, but just certain, unique spots need a letterbox to celebrate their ambiance.
Re: One month to go until PAL day.
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Reply to: #925132 by Wronghat
Apr 24, 2016 6:57pm
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Was't meant as a judgement

I completley understand! :-) I didn't take it that way at all.
I agree, it's very strange how different people think!
Re: One month to go until PAL day.
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Reply to: #925132 by Wronghat
Apr 24, 2016 11:30pm
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I just thought it was bizarre that people's minds work so differently.

I'm often driven by the clue. I have an idea of how I want to present the information and then find a place that works. Like this one, for example:

http://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=121375

I had a couple dozen verses printed out that I carried around for six months till I found a location that had the right elements. The last thing is thinking of a stamp image that fits the theme.

K
Re: One month to go until PAL day.
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Reply to: #925149 by Kelsung
Apr 25, 2016 7:00am
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Normally I'd pass on letterboxes with biblical titles--this one will be an exception.
Black carving material
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Apr 26, 2016 6:14pm
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I found a box today planted in 2007 by Claudia and Alex. The carving material is black, thin, and very flexible. Anybody know what it might be.
Re: Black carving material
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Reply to: #925304 by Baqash
Apr 26, 2016 7:47pm
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The carving material is black, thin, and very flexible. Anybody know what it might be.

Mama Wolf's scraps from carving a flip flop?
Re: Black carving material
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Reply to: #925310 by FORAYCH
Apr 26, 2016 8:26pm
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Ar ar Foraych. Too thin
Re: Black carving material
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Reply to: #925304 by Baqash
Apr 26, 2016 8:29pm
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I once found a stamp carved into half of a hockey puck. It was black but not exactly thin or flexible.
Re: Black carving material
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Reply to: #925304 by Baqash
Apr 26, 2016 9:50pm
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Is it a thin automotive gasket? My other guess would be a magnetic refrigerator magnet - those are tough to carve though ;)
Re: Black carving material
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Reply to: #925322 by FORAYCH
Apr 27, 2016 6:45am
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Automotive gasket is a possibility. Good thought Foraych.
Re: Black carving material
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Reply to: #925304 by Baqash
Apr 27, 2016 7:07am
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Re: Black carving material
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Reply to: #925304 by Baqash
Apr 27, 2016 11:12am
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No idea on the carving material, but thanks for the memories of finding their boxes. Theirs were among the first I found. That being said, nothing I ever found was in black material. Odd.
Re: Black carving material
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Reply to: #925304 by Baqash
Apr 27, 2016 12:52pm
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Maybe ask MamaWolf about that, because I have found one of hers that was quite large, on very thin material and flexible material. I don't know what it was, but held great detail. Almost like bike tire tube material.
Re: Black carving material
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Reply to: #925322 by FORAYCH
Apr 27, 2016 12:53pm
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I have black plumbing gasket at work. It's perfectly carvable, but dang near impossible to get an image on to.
Re: Black carving material
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Reply to: #925337 by Nature Hikers
Apr 27, 2016 1:51pm
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It might be the material in the blog post. Easy cut linoleum. And then with age the lighter carved areas are black from inking.
Replacement stamp: Is that a found or attempt?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Apr 28, 2016 4:33pm
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Found a box today where the stamp went missing for awhile, and then someone threw in a random stamp not related to the theme. The logbook entries over the years tell the story. So... would you log it as a find, log it as an attempt and move on, or log an attempt and removed the box? The planter apparently is not active.

By the way, this is a good reason to make sure your letterbox logbook has a good impression of the stamp in the box, in case this happens. Otherwise people will have no idea they aren't getting the stamp you put in there.
Re: Replacement stamp: Is that a found or attempt?
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Reply to: #925426 by Trailhead Tessie
Apr 28, 2016 4:53pm
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this is a good reason to make sure your letterbox logbook has a good impression of the stamp in the box

Another reason is so that finders know which way the image goes... found a stamp recently, have no idea what it is or what the orientation should be... no arrow on the back of the stamp, no image in the logbook... so it is a random, although interesting, stamp image that may or may not be upside down in my logbook.

I agree with you though... I have carved a couple of replacement stamps for abandoned boxes missing their stamps using the image that had been stamped in the front of the logbook.
Re: Replacement stamp: Is that a found or attempt?
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Reply to: #925426 by Trailhead Tessie
Apr 28, 2016 5:40pm
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Personally I'd call it a find.
Re: Replacement stamp: Is that a found or attempt?
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Reply to: #925426 by Trailhead Tessie
Apr 28, 2016 5:59pm
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and then someone threw in a random stamp

Maybe the someone was the planter.
Re: Replacement stamp: Is that a found or attempt?
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Reply to: #925426 by Trailhead Tessie
Apr 28, 2016 6:17pm
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I wouldn't call it a find, but what do I know?