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question on lightfast...
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Re: Water stains.. ()

David Weaver
I like the pigment stains, but only the earth color types in micronized sizes, because you can choose the intensity and make them less intense if wanted (though their ability to fit in anything that even looks like a polished surface does lend toward using more vs. less).

But my question is less on that, and more on water stains and how lightfast they are - are there options (Water stains?) that are permanent regardless of light exposure?

The last thing that I stained heavily was supposed to match something color-wise that my wife bought years ago, or it'd have had nothing but buttonlac on, but I could see favor in something that's lightfast and looks more like an aniline dye (which is a popular method for coloring guitars if not going with a toner).

I know some are mostly lightfast and may last for a very long time, but it's not easy to get info on what's truly lightfast (everything that's mostly lightfast calls itself "lightfast" vs. something like lamp black or an earth pigment that's forever lightfast).

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26c3 in a plane iron... *PIC*
So, what's the point if it doesn't... *PIC*
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Plane blade metrics
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toughness not necessary?
see the end of my statement..
How visible?
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nasty steel and very fine abrasive...
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interrupted cuts...
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large nicking...
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There's good merit to carbon steels...
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Re: nicking?
A different woodworking universe
slipped the lane...
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Clarifying a point
I answered wiley's question...
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Why blade life is most important to me.
I'd have trouble.....
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Re: Clarifying a point
comment from left field - how it ages...
Durable finish *PIC*
My experience has been the same...
Shellac works well for furniture too *PIC*
Water stains..
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question on lightfast...
Re: question on lightfast...
from Jeff Jewitt Q & A on ‘lightfastness’
Re: from Jeff Jewitt Q & A on ‘lightfastness’
discussion dye fading coming soon *NM*
You stated an obvious fact. The point? *NM*
Stay Tuned
I get where you're going, by the way..
where toughness is important.
where toughness is important- always
tempering question..
the answer that I'd take less toughness... *PIC*
Different chipping *PIC*
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