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    Worksharp 3000 question

    This is NOT a sharpening thread :eek: - everyone relax.

    I've been pretty happy with it for the last couple of years - makes sharpening with hand problems much easier. But recently the adjustable...
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    Informative thread. I saved both pages so that...

    Informative thread. I saved both pages so that when I build a real bench (still using the one I made 20 years ago from a store bought maple top and 3 1/2" sq oak legs salvaged from the old Dietzgen...
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    Thanks Tom - perhaps I'll learn what lies beyond...

    Thanks Tom - perhaps I'll learn what lies beyond what I normally sharpen to, and answer the original question I asked. PM when you get a chance with your address and I'll send you an iron. Much...
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    was answering your question - but perhaps it was...

    was answering your question - but perhaps it was rhetorical - about the WS3000. I take my sharpening to 8000 on a diamond plate and then green compound. But thanks for the tip about dull chisels.
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    An old compass plane, a 42 buck Caliastro #4, and...

    An old compass plane, a 42 buck Caliastro #4, and a Worksharp 3000:
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    When you reach a point where the tool is sharp enough to do the job well, what do you gain by continuing...
  6. Me too. Oh, you mean the board cover. Never...

    Me too. Oh, you mean the board cover. Never mind.
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    2nd this. And if you won't ever be the one to...

    2nd this. And if you won't ever be the one to remove it, you could plug the holes, then sand and finish them.
  8. Ha - I must have bought the last one this...

    Ha - I must have bought the last one this morning! :D
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    I've found the 3/4" black pipe from Menards to be...

    I've found the 3/4" black pipe from Menards to be much smoother and cleaner than what I can get from HD, or other places. Just finished 3 panel glue ups and didn't need to wash my hands. Plus the...
  10. the 500 count box of tongue depressors I bought 2...

    the 500 count box of tongue depressors I bought 2 years ago - use them as stir sticks, glue spreaders, epoxy mixing, shims, spacers, etc
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    Hi Prashun - believe me, simpler is way better...

    Hi Prashun - believe me, simpler is way better for me when it comes to finishing. I started with minwax dark walnut 2716 and it was not quite dark enough, so had a custom mix made. So here's what...
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    Thx John - just ordered both. Maybe if I...

    Thx John - just ordered both. Maybe if I understand finishing better I won't dislike it as much. Or maybe I'll just better understand what I don't enjoy.
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    Thanks for the tip John - called a SW store near...

    Thanks for the tip John - called a SW store near me and they can mix it up for me on the spot.
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    Hey John - working on a small walnut conference...

    Hey John - working on a small walnut conference table that needs to be a very dark walnut.
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    Jeez, I need a book on finishing... Jim: if I...

    Jeez, I need a book on finishing...

    Jim: if I fill after the stain and sealing, won't the filler need to be sanded? And wouldn't that lighten the color?

    Phil: thx for the vid - very helpful.
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    Thx Phil. My understanding is that a seal coat...

    Thx Phil. My understanding is that a seal coat will help with blotchy wood, and, as you say, keep the filler from coloring the wood, but it will also inhibit the stain from fully penetrating, making...
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    No spray capability, Jim, so I'll do a lot of...

    No spray capability, Jim, so I'll do a lot of testing on the cutoffs I've saved. What could possibly go wrong?? Also trying a filler for the first time, so there's lots of opportunity for the...
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    Thx Jim. I'll try a couple of applications of the...

    Thx Jim. I'll try a couple of applications of the stain and then the tinted shellac.
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    transtint question

    Can I use transtint with minwax penetrating stain? Need to get a darker walnut color
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    Jay - I used Yost 18" vise screws from Amazon....

    Jay - I used Yost 18" vise screws from Amazon.
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    I would really dislike the screws coming out the front. I used plastic pipe to run the...
  21. Your wife's husband is an odds on favorite to...

    Your wife's husband is an odds on favorite to stay put. But I gotta ask. What kind of candy?
  22. the windier the better :D

    the windier the better :D
  23. Roger - your story is exactly why I started this...

    Roger - your story is exactly why I started this thread. Those of us that don't make a living from woodworking, but are just passionate about it, don't go it alone. We spend time in the shop, we...
  24. you know you married well when..........

    Drove an hour and half in very strong winds to CU Woodshop in Champagne-Urban to get a piece of walnut to finish the %&%$@*&&% small conference table I'm working, and my wife and I have a thing where...
  25. The fleece lined jeans my wife bought me for...

    The fleece lined jeans my wife bought me for xmas. How did I live without them for so long??
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