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Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
Board: Region: Midwest
Reply to: #968876 by Nurse Wanderseek
Nov 29, 2018 7:11am
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I had that problem and then bought some real graphite pencils. They work every time.
Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
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Reply to: #968892 by jlsd0218
Nov 29, 2018 7:56am
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http://www.nettally.com/palmk/TransferringRubberStampImage.html

"Iron transfers: Another laser printer transfer method involves laying the paper with the printed image on the rubber and pressing the back side with a hot iron. The toner is designed to melt; you're just remelting it. Obviously you want to be careful not to melt the rubber. A medium setting on the iron is good, and apply it for perhaps ten seconds. Try peeling up one corner of the paper and see if it's working; if not, lay it back down and apply the iron some more."

I use a low setting (like 3 or 4) and apply the iron for maybe 4 seconds. I also place a large piece of blank paper between the image and the iron, to ensure that the iron never touches any of the stamp material. I like this method because once apply some heat the image becomes fused to the rubber - you can peel back a bit to see if it transferring, without fear of the image shifting. If needed, you can apply more heat until you are happy, then peel the image off (best to do while the paper is still warm).

I also like to "seal" the image with ink before carving - I use a yellow Ranger Archival ink, others use StazOn. Apply the ink over the transferred image, stamp it a few times to remove access ink, let it sit a while to dry.

You can get a detailed transfer on pink with heat (and ever moreso with OZ cut)
Here's an image of a stamp that I used a heat transfer on (hopefully the image can be viewed, it's from a closed FB group).
https://scontent.fyhu1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/24273433_895206950653772_5594311069497967155_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent.fyhu1-1.fna&oh=da49f9421611037e180b061598903464&oe=5CA664BF
(btw I didn't carve the checkered line, that was already on the paper)
Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
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Reply to: #968898 by Bon Echo
Nov 29, 2018 9:54am
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I might try this heat transfer method before sending out the image. I wondered also how much smudging might occur through the mail. Thanks, everyone, for your input!
Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
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Reply to: #968904 by Nurse Wanderseek
Nov 29, 2018 10:09am
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Once you try the heat method, you'll never go back! ;) You definitely have to have a toner based ink. Ink jet won't work. I print out several stamps I want to do all on one page and go to the library to make a copy. I've been told you can save and reuse the copied image if you need to redo the stamp for whatever reason. I haven't tried that.
Congrats to carry on grandma
Board: Region: Midwest
Jan 11, 2019 2:25pm
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Congrats to a super and dedicated boxer on finding your 5000th box! Way to go!πŸŽˆπŸ‘πŸŽˆπŸ˜ƒπŸŽ‰
Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
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Reply to: #970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 11, 2019 2:32pm
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Congratulations!
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Reply to: #970202 by CookieCutter
Jan 11, 2019 3:08pm
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Wow!!! Congratulations!
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Reply to: #970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 11, 2019 3:08pm
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Wow! Congrats!
Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
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Reply to: #970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 11, 2019 3:22pm
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That's great! I found a few with her in TX at Live and Breathe and had a wonderful time.
Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
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Reply to: #970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 11, 2019 4:59pm
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Way to go, Grandma!
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Reply to: #970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 11, 2019 5:49pm
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Awesome achievement Grandma! You are an inspiration to us all. πŸ’–
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Reply to: #970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 11, 2019 5:55pm
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Whoa!! Congrats, Grandma! What an awesome accomplishment!!πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸ˜€
Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
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Reply to: #970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 11, 2019 6:52pm
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Woot woot! (x 5000)
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Reply to: #970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 11, 2019 6:57pm
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Good job! Sure hope we can get there too someday :)
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Reply to: #970224 by Knotty Lady
Jan 12, 2019 8:15am
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Getting to 5000 with the help of a fire breathing dragon had to be such great fun. You are a fantastic boxer.
Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
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Reply to: #970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 12, 2019 9:32am
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Woooow, way to go carry on grandma, you are unstoppable! Congratulations on your 5000 finds! Keep on truckin on! ;-)
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Reply to: #970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 13, 2019 2:42am
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Congratulations! You’re an amazing woman. So grateful you’re part of the Letterboxing community and that I’ve gotten to know you. Looking forward to seeing you this year and congratulating you in person πŸ˜ƒ

Happy Boxing

Eric (chill E)
Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
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Reply to: #970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 13, 2019 6:57am
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Congratulations! What an accomplishment.
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Reply to: #970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 13, 2019 7:40am
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My very best wishes to you, My Dear, with an inordinate number of additional wishes for a successful, yet extremely inky, New Year.

Aunt Agatha
Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
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Reply to: #970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 13, 2019 6:21pm
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Thanks for all the kind words. Another thank you goes out to the planters of the 5000 boxes. Each box is unique and is like unwrapping a surprise package. For box number 5000, I did try to find an unusual box, and I did find it in box #300070.
Upcoming event in east central Illinois
Board: Region: Midwest
Feb 12, 2019 5:04am
March 9th at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet, IL we will hold the event: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques at Lake of the Woods. This event includes sessions on logbook making, pouch making, container preparation, cipher and code clue writing, safety on the trails, poisonous plant identification, LTC information, event boxes, traditional boxes, networking, and LUNCH! This is the same park where we will hold Homerdoodle in the Woods during the summer so it is your chance to get a preview of the park. Hope you can join us for the event, soup lunch & potluck, and fun!

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4064
Visiting Southeast Iowa
Board: Region: Midwest
Mar 17, 2019 3:14pm
We will be visiting The Burlington area with trips up to Iowa City and the quad cities around the 21st to the 27th. If anyone wants to do a meet and great or exchange LTC's let us know.
ebda
St. Louis Gather in January
Board: Region: Midwest
Sep 23, 2019 10:07am
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Just signed up for the St. Louis Gather in January! Boxing in a new state!!!!!

That being said, I’d like to find boxes in IL, IN, KY too. How brutal will it be to find boxes? Is there anyone who knows boxing along the Route 64 corridor then down to KY and back to STL? It will be winter after all.....

Thx for any info you can share!
BB
Re: St. Louis Gather in January
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Reply to: #979655 by Bungalow Boxer
Sep 23, 2019 11:06am
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Brutal? It depends …

When the time comes, you will be able to find boxes, even with some snow on the ground, or else your survival instinct will remind you that keeping all your fingers and toes is a higher priority than stamping. It just depends on the winter.
Re: St. Louis Gather in January
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Reply to: #979655 by Bungalow Boxer
Sep 23, 2019 1:34pm
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The weather changes week to week/day to day. In Jan. It might be in the 50’s or 20’s, snow or none!
Re: St. Louis Gather in January
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Reply to: #979659 by Kiss'n Karin
Sep 23, 2019 1:39pm
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Oh yea... how fun! LOL

Hoping for decent weather, as I will be flying in! As for snow, I have boots I can bring, so as long as the snow is below my knees, I should be good!

BB
Re: St. Louis Gather in January
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Reply to: #979655 by Bungalow Boxer
Sep 23, 2019 1:51pm
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I believe all the rest areas on 64, in Indiana have boxes.
Re: St. Louis Gather in January
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Reply to: #979660 by Bungalow Boxer
Sep 23, 2019 1:55pm
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Bring your biggest boots and thickest coat, and maybe that will guarantee balmy, 50 degree weather!
Re: St. Louis Gather in January
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Reply to: #979662 by Rocket Raider
Sep 23, 2019 4:06pm
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Of course my thickest coat is in CT..... I had a thinner coat in Maine last January and did ok.
Re: St. Louis Gather in January
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Reply to: #979655 by Bungalow Boxer
Sep 24, 2019 7:19pm
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If you want to find great boxes in those 3 states, you would be advised to shoot over to the Evansville, IN area and find boxes there and in the adjoining states nearby. The letterboxers in that vicinity are very active and have planted many interesting boxes. In fact, when you attend the St Louis event, you will meet several of them who have signed up to come.