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Re: I cant even contain myself!
Board: Travel the World, Eat Some Cow Lips
Reply to: #968927 by Crazyolis
Nov 30, 2018 8:29am
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Seriously the best trip I have ever been on.

But you didn't score the Antarctica letterbox or plant one?
Re: I cant even contain myself!
Board: Travel the World, Eat Some Cow Lips
Reply to: #968928 by Wronghat
Nov 30, 2018 10:12am
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sadly no.... we did build a snowman on an iceburg! And eat Antarctic snow, just so we could say we did. Of course we followed the no color no eat rule!! down there you don't eat pink snow!
Re: 40 for 40 update
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #968792 by Brandy
Nov 30, 2018 10:36am
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Monday will mot work for me or Friday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Re: 🎵Letterboxing with a side of klezmer 🎵
Board: State: California
Reply to: #968035 by Mu
Nov 30, 2018 11:40am
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Hi all! Just a reminder that this concert (+box) is this Sunday at 3pm!

Here's a little sneak peak of the music... https://www.facebook.com/baymele/videos/204964970382689/

And as an extra bonus, I heard that the venue has a large ninja training course set up in their massive backyard... ;)

Hope to see you there!
~µ[sic] / Matthew
Holiday Cookie Exchange tracker
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Nov 30, 2018 1:06pm
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https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10034

Three spots left on Holiday Cookie Exchange II! For this swap, you will include a stamped image AND a recipe ! This is a great way for us, spread out all over the country, to participate in a fun holiday tradition! Stamp does not necessarily have to be of the recipe's end product, and the swap is not limited to the Christmas holiday. Deadline end of December.
Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968886 by The Wolf Family
Nov 30, 2018 1:53pm
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Oh my, I am so sad to hear this. I boxed with him. Lovely man

-Amanda from Seattle
Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968886 by The Wolf Family
Nov 30, 2018 1:56pm
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Re: cell phone policies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968828 by mudflinginfools
Nov 30, 2018 3:36pm
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My job performance is based on my UPH (units per hour) numbers. If the person in the aisle ahead of me doesn't have the same work ethic I do and is on the phone, get off the production floor and play with your phone all you want. Don't screw up my chances of getting rehired next season.
Re: cell phone policies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968828 by mudflinginfools
Nov 30, 2018 4:18pm
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I spend all my time as a teacher policing the cell phones and telling students to get off of them and put them away. ;)

I myself am not super attached to my phone, I turn it off or to vibrate and forget to turn it back, most of the time.
Tomorrow
Board: State: California
Nov 30, 2018 5:18pm
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Go Bears!
Re: cell phone policies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968938 by Basset Mom
Dec 1, 2018 1:07am
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I spend all my time as a teacher policing the cell phones and telling students to get off of them and put them away.

SWMBO is retired now, but where she taught the rules worked this way: If caught with a cell phone or if your cell phone made any noise and interrupted class, the teacher confiscated it. And the student didn't get it back. It was turned over to administration, and the only way they'd part with it is if a parent came in to claim it. You'd be amazed at how many phones they had left at the end of the school year.
snowflake theme
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Dec 1, 2018 5:39am
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Snowflake Theme is one of my absolute favorites!
Started the day with a smile.
Re: snowflake theme
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968944 by SherlockMiles
Dec 1, 2018 7:04am
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I searched for the theme after logging in and couldn't find a snowflake theme. Does anyone know what its official name is?
Re: snowflake theme
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968945 by condo
Dec 1, 2018 7:11am
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It's the "winter solstice" theme. You could just remove the theme you set in your preferences to see the defaults that everyone else sees too. (You can always add it back later!)

-- Ryan
Re: snowflake theme
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968946 by Green Tortuga
Dec 1, 2018 7:39am
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thanks!
Re: snowflake theme
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968944 by SherlockMiles
Dec 1, 2018 8:38am
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I like the artistic snowflakes...but... anybody want the millions of them piling up on my vehicle, parking lot, sidewalk and roads this morning?
Re: snowflake theme
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968948 by 7rxc
Dec 1, 2018 9:26am
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anybody want the millions of them piling up on my vehicle, parking lot, sidewalk and roads this morning?

I think it would be AWESOME to watch millions of snowflakes pile up on YOUR vehicle, parking lot, sidewalk, and roads this morning!

It would be pretty neat to see that here in Texas as well, but probably a lot less likely.
It's the most ...
Board: Doctor Who
Dec 1, 2018 9:42am
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Re: Tomorrow
Board: State: California
Reply to: #968940 by Yosemite MJD
Dec 1, 2018 9:56am
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Go Bears!

Beat Stanford!

Old Blue
Today
Saved box name
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Dec 1, 2018 1:26pm
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A while ago we could reserve a Name for a future letterbox we would want to plant. Where can I find this now? I saved one years ago (shame on me) and now I can't find it to plant the box. I'm also to old to remember what the name was too!! Ack!
Memorial pages, or board?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Dec 1, 2018 1:36pm
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For lack of knowing where to ask this I do so any way here. Where would I find this board or those pages. I didn't see any note of them on the head listings. Memorial pages of deceased boxers. Thanks
Re: Memorial pages, or board?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #968956 by Okie Dog
Dec 1, 2018 1:43pm
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Re: Saved box name
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #968955 by The Gamecock
Dec 1, 2018 1:49pm
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A while ago we could reserve a Name for a future letterbox we would want to plant

Go to your logbook. Under Action select Plants. Under Box Type select Traditional. Click on the down arrow for a list. The last one is Reserved.

I hope the one you saved is still there.
Last chance to join this year's letterboxing football staple
Board: Yakking It Up
Dec 1, 2018 3:33pm
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This annual tradition will close tomorrow night. Check it out for some fun and friendly competition and chance to win stamps.
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10025

Jeff
Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Dec 1, 2018 3:49pm
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I'm carving my second stamp on Tan-Z. I noticed the texture on the back before, but I don't think that I brought it up on the forums. I'm asking here so that others can see the response, and join the discussion if they want.

Webfoot, what makes this texture? Is it just because they didn't roll it on the top, or did they roll this texture into it when it was forming?

It does make it so that only one side can be carved, unless one has a way to utilize the pattern.
Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #968961 by Oberon_Kenobi
Dec 1, 2018 3:53pm
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I don’t know the answer but we have already been through a fair amount of it. I haven’t really lost a piece due to a carving mistake but I’m sure it’s coming. I have been giving some thought to trying to sand down the back so it can be used. I don’t have any solutions yet but if I do I’ll post them.
Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #968962 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Dec 1, 2018 4:56pm
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The material is fairly thick. I wonder if you could cut away that texture on the back with an exacto or a larger gouge. People shave down, or cut off the back of stamps for micro postals, but it's not that flat. Would be hard to get a smooth surface for stamping.

maybe there's a way to secure it in a vice and cut all the way through with some kind of knife, like a guillotine?
Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #968961 by Oberon_Kenobi
Dec 1, 2018 6:17pm
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what makes this texture? Is it just because they didn't roll it on the top, or did they roll this texture into it when it was forming?

The Stampeaz webstore describes Tan-z as "smooth on one side and pebbled on the other, <the answer>due to the extrusion process used to make it</the answer>, so it's very easy to tell which side to carve."
Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #968963 by BaliWho
Dec 1, 2018 7:07pm
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I was thinking more along the lines of a belt sander. Though holding it in one spot while working on it would be a bit tricky. I have an orbital sander that might work.

The thing is, Tan is quite a bit less flexible than pink. When roughing up the carving side (so it will hold ink better) I’ve sanded a *slight* low spot. That alone can cause printing issues. Whatever method is used needs to leave the surface pretty darn flat.
Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968886 by The Wolf Family
Dec 1, 2018 7:47pm
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I remember meeting WO at a NC event years ago. Gracious man is best I can describe.

Thanks, Mama Wolf. Inspiring fond memories.

"X"