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Re: hats off to Kelsung
Board: State: California
Reply to: #970264 by fleetwood7
Jan 14, 2019 12:16pm
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He has 3 different rooms at his Upland location, and 2 at the San Dimas location. We are trying Grandma's Surprise this Saturday.
Re: How many?
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #970304 by Wise Wanderer
Jan 14, 2019 12:26pm
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I do this too, but if I have too much time I tend to wander away and get lost in thought, put it aside as i ponder, forget about it a while, then I am rushed as the due date is tomorrow.

I need a good balance of thinking time and a deadline. :)
Re: Well i feel dumb lol
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #970311 by Neoterra
Jan 14, 2019 12:31pm
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Message Waves and Waterfalls directly.
Re: Well i feel dumb lol
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #970313 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Jan 14, 2019 12:47pm
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Thanks, I'm new and each one I get is "my prescious" lol
Re: New coloring Puzzle Postal Tracker is now closed
Board: Postals
Reply to: #970284 by IrishRef
Jan 14, 2019 1:38pm
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This coloring puzzle is now full.
Re: Mardi Gras Tracker
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #970300 by Linden Leaf
Jan 14, 2019 5:21pm
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Leaf,you talking to me? 🀣
Awe!! That's sweet. Ya. Worked on these all day πŸ€— whew. I am rusty!!! So is my steadler. And there is glitter all over the kitchen floor.

Ive boxed a few times recently, too! πŸ˜ƒ
Re: Mardi Gras Tracker
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #970327 by crosscresent
Jan 14, 2019 5:57pm
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Yes I am talking to you, crosscresent!! It's okay if you're rusty. And glitter is always fun :-) LOL if you have any extra I would love to trade with you... even if I have to wait till after the tracker is over and you get cards back
Re: Mardi Gras Tracker
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #970328 by Linden Leaf
Jan 14, 2019 6:29pm
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πŸ€β™₯️ mepmyou β™₯οΈπŸ€
Re: Mardi Gras Tracker
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #970327 by crosscresent
Jan 14, 2019 7:00pm
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And there is glitter all over the kitchen floor.

You like glitter?

I know, ultimately the segments with porch pirates were admitted fakes, but the actual glitter bomb is real.
Spoiler Tag
Board: Suggestion Box
Jan 14, 2019 7:03pm
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I just posted another message, and I wanted to do a spoiler tag. I forgot how to do it so I checked the Markup Help. It wasn't there, so I made an educated guess.

It worked!

But it would be nice to have that this tag documented on that page.
Re: Spoiler Tag
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #970333 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 14, 2019 7:15pm
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It is in the "Markups Comparison" page, along with some other lesser-used markings.

https://www.atlasquest.com/help/markups.php
Re: Spoiler Tag
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #970334 by wassamatta u
Jan 14, 2019 7:20pm
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Wait, anyone can use wassa text? Whoah! I thought it was just for wassa!
Re: Spoiler Tag
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #970334 by wassamatta u
Jan 14, 2019 7:32pm
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I see. Thanks!

And no one is special in the way that wassa is special.
Re: Spoiler Tag
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #970333 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 14, 2019 7:34pm
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It should be called the "peek a boo" or a "ghost" tag because it's hidden! :)
carving medium question
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Jan 14, 2019 9:36pm
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We had to leave the hobby for the better part of 6 years due to "life stuff" and we are now getting back in to it. I want to carve a stamp...I looked in my stash and found 5 kinds of carving materials marked as follows:
1. Mystery C
2. NZ
3. B
4. OZ
5. one slab unmarked but very shiny on both sides.

Anybody remember if any of these are any good? Which one is best?

Or should I buy some new stuff.....and if so, what's the best right now?

Thanks for your help. QM
Re: carving medium question
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #970339 by QueenMother'n'CloudWalker
Jan 14, 2019 9:48pm
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Welcome back!!

If the "B" is PZKUT - then that is the best piece you have :)

OZ is very firm, but keeps good detail.
NZ a lower level OZ, but a number of people liked it.
Mystery C - I found very stretchy if it is the same stuff you have.
Very shiny on both sides, sounds like OZ to me, but maybe someone else knows that one.
Re: carving medium question
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #970339 by QueenMother'n'CloudWalker
Jan 15, 2019 2:06am
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You MUST buy new... and send all your old stuff to me right away... lol

Depending on your hand strength - and carving style... they will still be good to carve on. But they will all feel different when carving them. And then - what Jeff said :)
THE LTC swap
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jan 15, 2019 4:28am
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Re: carving medium question
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #970339 by QueenMother'n'CloudWalker
Jan 15, 2019 5:46am
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I think the shiny one is Firmcut. I personally hated the stuff. Like the name implies, it felt like I was carving a brick. OZ was nice, but I could never get a great transfer like I do onto Pink. I think NZ is the one where the gouge lines didn't want to pop out, had to end a cut by starting at the end and meeting in the middle to get a clean line.

Both OZ and PZ had a "B" grade. If it's OZ just use it. If you bought PZ, put it on ebay and it will fund your carving for quite awhile!
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #970307 by Trailhead Tessie
Jan 15, 2019 8:41am
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So excited! Will be checking on the WB boxes ASAP!
opening with quick turn-around
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jan 15, 2019 10:27am
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Re: carving medium question
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #970339 by QueenMother'n'CloudWalker
Jan 15, 2019 10:41am
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Welcome Back! What a happy day to see your trail name!
Re: carving medium question
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #970339 by QueenMother'n'CloudWalker
Jan 15, 2019 12:06pm
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Thanks everyone! I appreciate the input.
Re: Are links safe?
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #970294 by Green Tortuga
Jan 15, 2019 1:08pm
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Thanks for your reply, Ryan. All good points, and I do feel pretty safe on AQ. 8~)
Re: Spoiler Tag
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #970337 by gemini girl
Jan 15, 2019 4:52pm
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Virtual pin-up censor bars. With detailed descriptions underneath.
Re: Spoiler Tag
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #970357 by Wry Me
Jan 15, 2019 5:05pm
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Virtual pin-up censor bars

πŸ‘
Re: carving medium question
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #970339 by QueenMother'n'CloudWalker
Jan 16, 2019 11:43am
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This list all looks like it came from Stampeaz. The responses you have gotten already have been pretty spot on, but here's the official list.

1. Mystery C - was a mistake at the factory that came out rubbery and I thought it was difficult to carve on, which was why I graded it as "C" and sold it for really cheap. I used some of it as simple background stamps that didn't require much detail and that was pretty much all it was good for.
2. NZ Kut, as people have noted was the iteration before OZ. A little more elastic than OZ, but still takes good detail. If you sand it before doing your transfer, it will take both the transfer and the printing ink better.
3. B sounds like an old block of PZ Kut. I believe I always identified which material I was grading after PZ Kut went away, so OZ would have been marked OZ-B.
4. OZ still had a little elasticity and release issues, but held detail well and, if sanded before you do your transfer should hold ink without much difficulty.
5. Really shiny on both sides sounds like Firm Kut. It was my first try at a new formulation after PZ Kut was wrenched from my little webbed feet. It's pretty firm, definitely requires sanding before use and needs some patience to work with, but I've been able to do some amazingly detailed carvings with it.

Currently, I've got Tan-Z Kut. It's still a bit firmer than PZ Kut, but not as elastic as the other tries I've made at reformulation, so cuts release better. I like it pretty well and it seems to do well with most inks. I still always sand before transfer, but I think that helps any block. If you want to look at responses from my various testers when I was developing the stuff, the final tests start on my (recently much neglected) blog here: Tan-Z Sample Results Round 1. There are several other posts after that in fairly quick succession, if you want to see some amazing carvings and read about the various tests it was put through.

I hope that's helpful. :)

Webfoot
Re: carving medium question
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #970359 by Webfoot
Jan 16, 2019 1:12pm
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Thank you Webfoot! Very helpful! Yes, they did all come from Stampeaz......I hope to try some of that Tan-Z cut soon :)

QM
Welcome to Blue Heron Nature Preserve
Board: Yakking It Up
Jan 16, 2019 2:03pm
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I just noticed there's a new member called Blue Heron Nature Preserve and I was curious so I clicked on them. Kudos! Three boxes planted today in a 30 acre nature park in Atlanta, GA. I think it's great that they sponsor this fun outdoor activity for their visitors. I'm in the dreary Midwest so I won't be visiting anytime soon, but thought it was interesting.

https://bhnp.org/
Re: Welcome to Blue Heron Nature Preserve
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #970364 by Jabber
Jan 16, 2019 3:03pm
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I was there about a week ago to look for a older box, when I got home I found three more boxes listed on ldna... and now these. Yay! Very pretty park, it is a bit flood prone.