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    All true! The one thing I will mention is that...

    All true!

    The one thing I will mention is that for whatever reason, sharpening knives a lot on my Arkansas stones will bring the Washitas and even the Softs out of flat surprisingly quickly. In...
  2. Correct. My room is very roughly 5x3 meters....

    Correct. My room is very roughly 5x3 meters. Actually a little less because it's not rectangular. Really tiny!

    Other rooms are larger, and I have *some* storage space I can use in some of them,...
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    Arkansas stones are extremely hard and not very...

    Arkansas stones are extremely hard and not very abrasive / gritty, so flattening them against eachother without abrasive powder would take ages.
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    You can sharpen files??? Wow, had no idea.

    You can sharpen files???

    Wow, had no idea.
  5. Shelves? In dire need of lots of storage space...

    Hi guys.

    I'm trying to work out storage space for my very small apartment room, which I use as both a workshop and an office, and to hold most of my clothes and personal belongings.

    There's one...
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    Really? I'm trying to remember what ceramic...

    Really?

    I'm trying to remember what ceramic stones george wilson used to recommend. I've been keen to try them ever since he sang their praises so highly.

    I'm an oilstone guy, and I'm perfectly...
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    Just to be clear, the bit is held off center? Or...

    Just to be clear, the bit is held off center? Or is the bit held straight?
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    Well, I really hope I'm wrong. I try to stay ...

    Well, I really hope I'm wrong. I try to stay humble and don't think for a moment that I know what is going to happen -- noone does, and even the best investors and macro-economists can only speak...
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    I have a chuck brace with the same issue but it...

    I have a chuck brace with the same issue but it still holds the bits perfectly straight and square and doesn't seem to cause an issue, so I guess it's okay to ignore for now?



    Anyway, for the...
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    I sometimes lay Japanese planes on their side...

    I sometimes lay Japanese planes on their side because they take up less space that way!

    One neat thing is that they can hook on the edge of things. Stan Covington described once to hook the planes...
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    The chances that anyone from my generation will...

    The chances that anyone from my generation will recieve a pension, Social security, or even get out of their 401k's what they put in, is rather unlikely, to say the least. 401k's might possibly come...
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    Beware of the ones you have to soak before use,...

    Beware of the ones you have to soak before use, unless you want to leave them soaking in a tub of water.

    I found that pretty inconvenient and messy, so I don't use them.

    Some waterstones are...
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    I've always wanted to learn to use hot hide glue...

    I've always wanted to learn to use hot hide glue and intend to give it a try at some point. I like liquid hide glue and tend to use it, but I'd like to try the "real stuff" at some point, both to...
  14. I would second the advise to fix the table saw,...

    I would second the advise to fix the table saw, and/or also practice crosscutting with a handsaw!

    If your table saw is off 1/8" in a 12" wide piece, I think you can pretty quickly learn to achieve...
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    I did this with a Kuksa (wooden cup) I made for...

    I did this with a Kuksa (wooden cup) I made for camping. Except I used pure, food-grade tung oil and not BLO, though raw or pure boiled linseed oil should work fine.

    To do this I heated the oil...
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    This is me. I got into woodworking because I...

    This is me.

    I got into woodworking because I wanted to build specific things that enrich my life.

    Bows and arrows, training weapons for my Martial Arts practice, instruments, camping /...
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    Would you do anything differently with hide glue?

    Would you do anything differently with hide glue?
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    One thing you need to do, which I myself am...

    One thing you need to do, which I myself am *really* *really* bad at, is prioritize your work / tasks. Pick one project. List up the tasks that need to be done. Do the next one necessary to move on,...
  19. You are thinking like a machinist and not a...

    You are thinking like a machinist and not a hand-tool woodworker.

    I don't have a clue exactly how long any of the pieces I use are most of the time. I don't measure, beyond initially cutting to...
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    I think at the end of the day, the amount of glue...

    I think at the end of the day, the amount of glue is what is important, right?

    I just try to use "enough" glue, but not "too much," because "too much" is a huge mess. I usually just put glue on...
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    You guys have it easy. At least you have some...

    You guys have it easy. At least you have some hope of retiring still.

    I'm 34. As the meme goes, "My retirement plan is total Societal Collapse."

    My planning for retirement has become as much...
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    I agree with those who suggest avoiding plywood...

    I agree with those who suggest avoiding plywood if possible.

    You *can* work it with handtools, but it's an extremely difficult and unenjoyable experience.

    I will use any cheap/junky wood I can...
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    I think I found my solution! ACME rods were...

    I think I found my solution!

    ACME rods were expensive too for some reason, and rare to find anything even up to 12mm, so...

    I ordered a replacement screw for a cast iron woodworking vise! It's...
  24. A Washita is quite a bit finer than a fine India,...

    A Washita is quite a bit finer than a fine India, and will even produce a finer edge than a Soft Ark most of the time. It has the distinct advantage of being both faster and finer than a Soft Ark.
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    Simple and elegant solution. Love it!

    Simple and elegant solution. Love it!
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