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by Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
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...
by DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
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 ha...
by BaliWhoProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
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...
by Bon EchoProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
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 extrusi...
by DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
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 c...
by Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
due to the extrusion process used to make it Well, that answers my original question. This has generated a lot of interesting discussion though.
by BBStackerProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
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 af...
by FORAYCHProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
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...
by mudflinginfoolsProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
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 - causin...
by DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
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 no...
by Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
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...
by Team Awesome PantsProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
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 wi...
by KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
...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
by DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
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)?
by dancingpecanProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
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...
by BBStackerProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
buy the Japanese stuff I bought a slab of both types from Webfoot and liked one of them. The other was way too soft and I couldn't get favorable quality lettering with it. Sadly I can't remember which one was a bit more firm. But I was thinking as you...
by BBStackerProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Thanks for all the replies everyone. Seeing such positive comments convinces me that I should give this new material a shot.
by KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
If that’s a serious recommendation, can you tell us why (the pros and cons)? I only tried an early prototype of the tan stuff, but I didn't care for it at all. I prefer pink. But the Japanese stuff is some of the best carving material I've ever carve...
by paper trailProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
I agree - I'm a complete convert from SLQ to the Japanese SEED (thanks, Rebiccola!).
by aMAZEing adventure frogProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
what is the name of it on Stampeaz?
by PI JoeProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
what is the name of it on Stampeaz? Tan-Z Kut
by Bon EchoProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Kirbert provided a link to the product page in his initial post https://www.atlasquest.com/boards/message.php?msgId=968987
by WebfootProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
What makes the texture is the extrusion process. It would have cost a *lot* more to have them totally retool the machine for my batch and as it was, I was able to piggy back onto the set-up for another material they made for a different customer and c...
by DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Ooo.. now there’s an idea!
by aMAZEing adventure frogProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Found it. Ordered some. Thanks.
by Wise WandererProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
As someone else said, carving is an individual skill. We all use different tools, different techniques, and have various limitations, preferences, and experience levels. The service that Stampeaz/Webfoot provides, is to make and offer a variety of ma...