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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"
Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #968964 by Bon Echo
Dec 1, 2018 8:10pm
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due to the extrusion process used to make it

Well, that answers my original question. This has generated a lot of interesting discussion though.
Re: Last chance to join this year's letterboxing football staple
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #968960 by FORAYCH
Dec 1, 2018 9:33pm
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As we’ve said before, if you watch any football during the holidays, this pool will make even the most insignificant bowl exciting. Thanks so much Foraych, for bringing joy to our lives.
The Kominsky Method
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Dec 1, 2018 10:16pm
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At age 74 Michael Douglas, whom I have loved since his "Jack T. Colton" sliding down the forest hillside in Colombia moment, has a new show playing on Netflix.

The premise is as followed: Michael plays Sandy Kominsky, a once glorious actor turned teacher. His best friend of 47 years and "talent agent" is Norman, played by Alan Arkin. Together they go through life's ups and downs. Douglas is irresponsible, self absorbed, near the line of jerk-ish and Arkin is moody, sad and trying to cope with real life issues. Together, they are kinda the odd couple.

Having said more than enough, on to my Kitty Paws:
One Kitty Paw for Douglas. Love, love, love him!
One Kitty Paw for Arkin.
One Kitty Paw for their great banters and perfect zingers
One Kitty Paw because this show is appropriate for these men and you like them.

At 4 Kitty Paws, I highly recommend it. The first season has 8 episodes that play between 28 to 32 minutes and you can do in one setting.

Be warned though. These are old men, playing old men. If you are looking for slap happy jive this is not your show. This is a show about two old men, trying to get through the day. You will see some of Douglas's favorite pals.

So if you are interested, I suggest cracking open a bottle of your favorite wine, settling in and getting to know these guys.

Fingers crossed there will be more seasons to come.

csk
Re: Memorial pages, or board?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #968957 by mudflinginfools
Dec 1, 2018 11:33pm
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Thank you, Mud. Er...Kathleen? My CRS is kicking in once again, hope the name is right. Can't remember s--t. oops--anyway, thanks for the info.
Re: The Kominsky Method
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Reply to: #968970 by Captain Slick Kitty
Dec 2, 2018 4:56am
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My husband and I both enjoyed this show watched over 2 nights. We are in our 70s and not many shows are in our demographic. My biggest problem was the Lisa Edelstein character as I recently binge watched 8 seasons of House, and although she was excellent, I just couldn’t not see her as Dr. Cuddy. I also liked the drama students that were cast for his class. What a great opportunity for so many to get exposure.
Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #968967 by Oberon_Kenobi
Dec 2, 2018 6:26am
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I'm just about out of all the materials I've purchased in the past and have had thoughts of ordering Tan-Z but after the original posts of the trials of the material I've seen almost none that are overwhelmingly positive. Seems like it's one problem after another.

A question for all you out there that are using this material - is it worth the effort to purchase or should I go to Michael's and buy some pink stuff?

BTW BBStacker makes lots of carving errors and almost "needs" the other side of the material.
Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #968973 by BBStacker
Dec 2, 2018 6:46am
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I have found the material to hold fine details and as much more workable than OZ and more consistent throughout the material than SLQ and current Pink stuff. Also, I like supporting fellow letterboxers and Webfoot is one of the good gals! My vote is order a slab and try it out. If it is not for you, you can hit a local store, but I am guessing once trying the stuff and getting used to it, you will like it (and perhaps mistakes will be fewer in occurrence too with familiarity of the material).

Also the more people experiment with the material, the more likely a technique to use the underside will come through.

Jeff (and his $0.02)
Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #968974 by FORAYCH
Dec 2, 2018 7:09am
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I have already carved up 2 12x12 sheets of it and find no issues with it other than cutting the stamps apart... you have to be careful as it's like it has a grain to it and if you are cutting across it - you can get hung up and then it lets go - causing the cut to go astray. But carving it is much better than pink any day of the week for me... I hate pink :)
Re: The Kominsky Method
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Reply to: #968970 by Captain Slick Kitty
Dec 2, 2018 8:08am
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I loved this show so much! I watched the entire series in one night! I hope there are more seasons!!
Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #968973 by BBStacker
Dec 2, 2018 8:12am
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The Tan is much better than Pink in my opinion. I had only used pink until I tried the Tan. Wow, what a difference! After going through a couple slabs I went back and used the Pink for a donation stamp. It seemed like I was carving mud, ha ha.

I’m not sure it will help with your mistakes but it did with mine. Because it offers more resistance, the carving tools have less of a tendency “slip” into an areas that weren’t meant to be cut. I also like the way it prints much better. Because it’s less “squishy” than pink, I find I get less accidental transfer marks.

I agree that you should get a slab and try it for yourself. I also agree that it’s good to support the community.

DZ
Happy Yule y’all Event
Board: State: Georgia
Dec 2, 2018 8:45am
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Rain or shine this was a wonderful event. Thank you so very much for all the hard work, decorations, plants, food and so much more that you put into this fun weekend.
Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #968973 by BBStacker
Dec 2, 2018 9:20am
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A question for all you out there that are using this material - is it worth the effort to purchase or should I go to Michael's and buy some pink stuff?

Tan-Z is more like OZ. I'm not a conosour so it carves the same for me. Others notice a difference.

Let me echo the idea of buying a slab and trying it.
What happened to Boxradar?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Dec 2, 2018 9:40am
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Anyone know what happened to Box Radar? It seems the app just disappeared.
Re: What happened to Boxradar?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968981 by SpitFire
Dec 2, 2018 9:47am
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Just found the group. Yep, it is really gone. Thank you Aphid for creating it in the first place. Sorry to see it gone. :(
Re: Happy Yule y’all Event
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #968978 by DeeCee
Dec 2, 2018 10:10am
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Agreed! Very well done! We had a great time! Thanks for all of your hard work!
Re: Happy Yule y’all Event
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #968978 by DeeCee
Dec 2, 2018 10:47am
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We had an absolute blast! I don't care how much it rained the event was very well planned and organized, the people were absolutely wonderful and helpful, and Super Hedge Hoggiecould not have done a better job! Loved it, met great people, laughed & made wonderful memories... thanks to everyone for that!
Re: The Kominsky Method
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Reply to: #968970 by Captain Slick Kitty
Dec 2, 2018 11:09am
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I just finished it and really enjoyed it also. It is like the male version of Grace and Frankie.
Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #968973 by BBStacker
Dec 2, 2018 11:52am
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Tan-Z - my comments are totally overwhelming positive. I did like the old pink, sure, but am over the moon about this stuff. Yes, it's quite firm and maybe that's why I feel like I can do (for me anyway) more challenging carves, and stamps up dandy with different inks. Light pre-sanding makes a world of difference. And yes, so grateful to Webfoot.
Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #968973 by BBStacker
Dec 2, 2018 12:58pm
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...is it worth the effort to purchase or should I go to Michael's and buy some pink stuff?

Why don't you just forget both of those and buy the Japanese stuff?

http://www.stampeaz.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=747
Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #968987 by Kirbert
Dec 2, 2018 1:13pm
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Why don't you just forget both of those and buy the Japanese stuff?

If that’s a serious recommendation, can you tell us why (the pros and cons)?
New Mystery Postal is now open for your enjoyment
Board: Postals
Dec 2, 2018 2:25pm
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Here comes a long over due mystery postal. Hopefully this will keep you sane among all the Christmas music and movies. For those who are new to mystery postal world and for those who need a refresher the rules follow.

To get this postal you will have to guess the theme/name/subject of the stamp. Clues will be posted on the postal boards and on this tracker. I will try and post one per day. For each clue posted each person may make one guess prior to the next clue being posted.

Guesses should be sent to IrishRef via AQMail, not posted on the boards! Guesses will only be accepted from AQ members through AQMail.

Even if you have no clue take a guess anyway. Half the enjoyment is seeing the range of incorrect answers and how people connected clues for those guesses. You will only get a response from IR if you: A. Have the correct answer, B. Are very close or I need to clarify your guess, or C. Your guess peaks my fancy.

The first 10 members correctly guessing will be notified by AQMail. Tracker order will typically be determined by order correct answer receipt (Exception to this are international winners who will be at the end of the tracker). The correct answer with how each clue is related will be posted once the postal is full.

Clues:

1. Roswell

Check out the tracker at the following link:

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10036
Re: It's the most ...
Board: Doctor Who
Reply to: #968953 by Oberon_Kenobi
Dec 2, 2018 5:43pm
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Wonderful time of the year????
Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #968973 by BBStacker
Dec 2, 2018 6:54pm
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There is no "One Size Fits All" perfect material, and, to be honest, all of the carving materials have their issues. You have to determine what material works best for you and your carving style. I loved Orange when it was available, but other people hated it. Conversely, I hate using OZ and some people think it's the greatest. Get the smallest piece you can, then try it. If you don't like it, then go back to pink, or try something else. Tan-Z is the new kid and everyone has something to say about it. If you go back to messages posted when OZ came out, you'll probably find everyone giving their opinion on it, and a good bit of those will be negative comments, but people learned to like it.

dp
Re: Happy Yule y’all Event
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #968978 by DeeCee
Dec 2, 2018 6:59pm
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What a great time we had with this event, rain, cold, and so many boxes to hunt. What a time we all had. A big thank you goes out to all who helped put this one together. The biggest thank you goes out to supper hedge hoggie.
Re: It's the most ...
Board: Doctor Who
Reply to: #968991 by Weeping Willow 52
Dec 2, 2018 8:14pm
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For a Christmas Special!
Re: New Mystery Postal is now open for your enjoyment
Board: Postals
Reply to: #968989 by IrishRef
Dec 2, 2018 8:27pm
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I'm feeling lucky!
Re: New Mystery Postal is now open for your enjoyment
Board: Postals
Reply to: #968989 by IrishRef
Dec 2, 2018 8:28pm
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We are off to a running start with several nicely twisted guesses on clue one. A couple intrigue me and one hit my funny bone. I failed to mention that this is Mystery Postal #417. However, it is listed as such on the tracker.

As the newbies will learn the clues will all match somehow but are rarely straight forward. That being said the first clue has most focused on the obvious while I will more than likely veer off in another tangent tomorrow. Best advice is to always look at the clues as a collection toward one answer. The trap is trying to make all the clues fit down one rabbit hole. That being said there are not any red herrings but many clues can have multiple meanings. And as Grand Flyers would tell you there is more than one Roswell in the USA.

mwhahahahaha!
Re: New Mystery Postal is now open for your enjoyment
Board: Postals
Reply to: #968996 by IrishRef
Dec 2, 2018 8:57pm
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mm..maybe not so lucky
Re: It's the most ...
Board: Doctor Who
Reply to: #968994 by IrishRef
Dec 2, 2018 8:59pm
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New Years