Skip to Content
Register · Login
About Theme

A Letterboxing Community

Search

Read Messages

Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
Board: Region: Midwest
Reply to: #968891 by Bon Echo
Nov 29, 2018 6:47am
Thread Board
How do you do the heat transfer... never heard of that...
Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
Board: Region: Midwest
Reply to: #968891 by Bon Echo
Nov 29, 2018 6:51am
Thread Board
Yes, the fastest for you would be to get a photocopied print of your image somewhere (multiple prints on same page for insurance against errors): library, Office Max, etc. I use 100% acetone rather than heat transfer. Don't make it too wet with acetone... works great.
Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968886 by The Wolf Family
Nov 29, 2018 7:08am
Thread Board
I remember meeting him that time y'all had the meet and greet for my family when we were visiting North Carolina. He was a real sweet heart, and had quite the sense of humor.
Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
Board: Region: Midwest
Reply to: #968876 by Nurse Wanderseek
Nov 29, 2018 7:11am
Thread Board
I had that problem and then bought some real graphite pencils. They work every time.
Last Minute Carving help appreciated
Board: Event News and Planning
Nov 29, 2018 7:27am
Board
Hi all - I just thought I'd put out one last request for stamps for the 2018 Year in Review event being held over New Years weekend up here in snowy Maine. If you can carve a last minute stamp, I'd very much appreciate any help I can get. My RA hands aren't working well in this cold weather. Due date to receive the stamps is 12/27/18. After the event concludes, the whole collection of stamps will be made into a Time Capsule event box, which can travel to events across the US. Currently the Time Capsule 2017 event box is available to travel (with 40+ stamps, it is a little heavy but I don't mind paying the postage for it to be sent as long as the requester doesn't mind paying for it to be returned to me.)

Here are the trackers for the event, with ideas for stamps:
2018 News and Current Events
2018 Pop Culture, Trends and Entertainment
Sports in 2018
In Memoriam 2018
My 2018

Again, thanks for any help that can be had. It's very much appreciated and the drop-in participants love to see other folks work.
Jiffy
Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968886 by The Wolf Family
Nov 29, 2018 7:48am
Thread Board
I remember him. I enjoyed chatting with him at a couple of gatherings. I think he did a little mini teach on orienteering at one of the gatherings. An interesting man.

Knit Wit
Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
Board: Region: Midwest
Reply to: #968892 by jlsd0218
Nov 29, 2018 7:56am
Thread Board
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: cell phone policies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968868 by Wry Me
Nov 29, 2018 8:02am
Thread Board
New word

I love obscure, seldom used words......but I love seriously multi-syllabic words even more. Our engineering staff know that if they can work any of these into their investigations or reports, I give bonus points!!
Re: cell phone policies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968899 by Public Hand
Nov 29, 2018 9:18am
Thread Board
That is excellent. Here's mine for the week (not English, obvs):

mamihlapinatapai

defined as that moment when you hear a clunk, but don't know if it's a box or a tree root resonating in a hollow spot -- holy anticipatory not-knowing.

or not.

Today I told my students I had developed a new term of affection for them: fomites

As Holling suspected in The Wednesday Wars, it's a "teacher trick to get you to look up the word."
Re: cell phone policies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968899 by Public Hand
Nov 29, 2018 9:23am
Thread Board
Hmmmmmm--no record of a fomite box, ...yet.
Re: cell phone policies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968901 by Wronghat
Nov 29, 2018 9:39am
Thread Board
What can I say, with all the surgery I've had so far this year, I'm behind...... where's the "Slacker" button when you need it? 8D
Re: I cant even contain myself!
Board: Travel the World, Eat Some Cow Lips
Reply to: #968879 by Green Tortuga
Nov 29, 2018 9:43am
Thread Board
Well. Now the post from Craig makes sense.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVSRm80WzZk
Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
Board: Region: Midwest
Reply to: #968898 by Bon Echo
Nov 29, 2018 9:54am
Thread Board
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?
Board: Region: Midwest
Reply to: #968904 by Nurse Wanderseek
Nov 29, 2018 10:09am
Thread Board
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.
Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968886 by The Wolf Family
Nov 29, 2018 10:14am
Thread Board
I was just wondering a couple of weeks ago if he was still in LB'ing. Although I only found one of his boxes it was a neat stamp. I met him once at a event in NC and he was very nice and I enjoyed listening to him talk about his adventures.
Prayers for his family
Re: I cant even contain myself!
Board: Travel the World, Eat Some Cow Lips
Reply to: #968879 by Green Tortuga
Nov 29, 2018 11:08am
Thread Board
Yep! You should try it sometime. It's sometimes fun to dredge up an old post and reply to it like it's brand new. *nodding* =)

-- Ryan, who is bookmarking this post so I can reply to it again 8 more years from now....

Yeah, and while you're at it, you guys should go update your links in the Wassa widget.
Re: I cant even contain myself!
Board: Travel the World, Eat Some Cow Lips
Reply to: #968907 by Wry Me
Nov 29, 2018 11:19am
Thread Board
Yeah, and while you're at it, you guys should go update your links in the Wassa widget

I second that motion!
Re: I cant even contain myself!
Board: Travel the World, Eat Some Cow Lips
Reply to: #569803 by Crazyolis
Nov 29, 2018 11:26am
Thread Board
Well...how was the trip??
Google this man. AMAZING art and photography
Board: Yakking It Up
Nov 29, 2018 12:16pm
Thread Board
Efikz Emporio

Do it when you have time to tarry a bit.
I found myself engulfed by the beauty and oddness of the images.
Re: cell phone policies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968899 by Public Hand
Nov 29, 2018 12:21pm
Thread Board
Our engineering staff know that if they can work any of these into their investigations or reports, I give bonus points!!

Not quite the same thing but I was a science major in college and a couple of us played a game where in EVERY paper we wrote, we inserted the made up but biochem sounding word "postlyptic".

In three years, I got it circled on a paper one time with a couple of question marks beside it.
Re: cell phone policies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968911 by Eidolon
Nov 29, 2018 12:34pm
Thread Board
"postlyptic"

Oh, that is awesome!!!
Re: Google this man. AMAZING art and photography
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #968910 by Grrly Girl
Nov 29, 2018 12:44pm
Thread Board
Interesting steampunk images.
Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968886 by The Wolf Family
Nov 29, 2018 1:18pm
Thread Board
Yes I met them at one of Dina and Charlie's events! I'm saddened to hear of his passing.

Gg
Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968886 by The Wolf Family
Nov 29, 2018 4:00pm
Thread Board
so sad
Re: Mystery Postals?
Board: Postals
Reply to: #967339 by IrishRef
Nov 29, 2018 5:39pm
Thread Board
Would love to plant some. We relocated and there are a depressing lack of stamps out here.
Re: New to Postals, Looking to Join a Ring
Board: Postals
Reply to: #967312 by TravelBugD
Nov 29, 2018 5:40pm
Thread Board
Would love to join you on any postal you pick up or if you want to co-found one
Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968886 by The Wolf Family
Nov 29, 2018 5:48pm
Thread Board
Thanks for letting us know. So many people come and go from this hobby, it becomes hard to keep track of them unless you become close. I always enjoyed talking with him at events.
RIP Walkin Orange.
Re: Box maintenance
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #968878 by Green Tortuga
Nov 29, 2018 5:52pm
Thread Board
I'd just use an alias account for that purpose. You can call it the "cooledcoyote ghost" because you're being followed by a "ghostly" persona who isn't "real." =)

I have an awesomely named "Box Found" alias for this purpose.
Re: Box maintenance
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #968920 by Eidolon
Nov 29, 2018 7:31pm
Thread Board
Ha ha, that is awesome!
Dead Pool 2019
Board: Postals
Nov 30, 2018 6:06am
Board
Dead Pool 2019 is gearing up & has openings! If interested please contact me on aq mail @ jwalkers.

Dead Pool 2019