Hygience glueing a chopping board

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An old favourite wooden chopping board has just come apart at a glued seam.
I've glued it together using white PVA glue, simply because I have some and I've never heard about it being toxic. There is still a small gap on most of the seam which I want to fill in for Hygiene reasons.
What fairly inoffensive and easy to use substance might I use for this? I did think of using a nail varnish which I guess is just a quick drying cellulose paint? Any other suggestions please?
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On Sun, 2 Dec 2012 11:32:29 -0000, "Tim west"

Nail varnish may work, but it has little solids and could take many coats, depending on the size of the crack. I'd make epoxy my first choice.
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On 12/2/2012 8:17 AM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

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tiredofspam <nospam.nospam.com> wrote:

If you have some way to make a lot of sawdust (power sander) then do that, using the cutting board as a source -- it probably could use a resurfacing anyhow. Mix the dust with epoxy to make a thick paste, and work that into the cracks.
Isaac
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isw wrote:

Why micky mouse around when for a couple three dollars you can buy wood filler: http://www.dap.com/product_details.aspx?product_idi http://www.minwax.com/wood-products/maintenance-repair/minwax-high-performance-wood-filler?WT.srch=1&gclid=CJeD7aSZ_7MCFedxOgod1w4AIg
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On 12/3/2012 4:43 PM, Brooklyn1 wrote:

http://www.minwax.com/wood-products/maintenance-repair/minwax-high-performance-wood-filler?WT.srch=1&gclid=CJeD7aSZ_7MCFedxOgod1w4AIg
it shrinks, does not stick as well as epoxy... and has other downsides.
As far as rejointing it, we don't know if this person even has the equipment to do that. I think this was someone outside the group asking for advice.
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On 12/03/2012 03:04 PM, tiredofspam wrote:

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On 12/03/2012 03:04 PM, tiredofspam wrote:

tablesaw (or with a guide and a circular saw) and re-glue it.
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Why waste good epoxy by using garbage fillers?
Micro-balloons are the low cost filler of choice.
They fill without reducing strength. -------------------------------------------------- "Doug Winterburn" wrote:

Mix some epoxy and micro-balloons to the consistancy of mayo, then butter both cut surfaces, mush together with hand pressure, hold in place with spring clmps for 24-48 hours, the remove excess epoxy and sand flush.
When the board returns to compost, the epoxy will still be in service.
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Not only do they fill, but they also *fill up* -- at least, the ones where their tops wear off do, because they are hollow. How do you clean out the food residue (and resulting live stuff) that then gets in there?
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Lew Hodgett wrote: ---------------------------------------------------------

isw wrote:

Those must be some very LARGE balloons you are using.
What did you have in mind?
Might want to consider soap and water.
BTW, what are the particle sizes of the saw dust you suggest using. Think you might have a real sanitary issue as compared to micro-balloons.
Lew
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snipped-for-privacy@verizon.net says...

Do they match the color of the wood like dust from the same piece does?
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On 12/3/2012 5:04 PM, tiredofspam wrote:

Why not just buy a new cutting board? I don't see any reason or sentimentality to become overly attached to one.
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On 12/3/2012 5:44 PM, jmcquown wrote:

down the joint, then jointed.
But if this guy has no equipment then re-gluing then filling is an option. But if he has equipment, then the best fix is ripping , jointing and gluing.
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On 12/03/2012 03:58 PM, tiredofspam wrote:

If he has a good tablesaw or circular saw blade, he shouldn't need to joint the edges.
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On Mon, 03 Dec 2012 17:58:42 -0500, tiredofspam <nospam.nospam.com> wrote:

Get real. No matter how he repairs it, he needs a vise. Most ordinary people who don't have "equipment" are lucky to have a hammer and a set of screwdrivers.
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Most folks can find a piece of rope and a stick, and use a tourniquet as a clamp... that's how I reglue chairs. Most woodworkers wouldn't use a bench vise for gluing anyway, they'd much more likely use parallel clamps rather than tie up the vise for many hours.
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"Brooklyn1" wrote in message wrote:

Most folks can find a piece of rope and a stick, and use a tourniquet as a clamp... that's how I reglue chairs. Most woodworkers wouldn't use a bench vise for gluing anyway, they'd much more likely use parallel clamps rather than tie up the vise for many hours. ==================================================================================Two boards as fences and wedges work well also.
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So does the weight of a cement block. There are many ways to apply pressure for gluing, with small odd shaped items rubberbands work very well... spring clothespins work in many instances too. The point is that serious wood workers don't do any gluing on their workbench or with their carpenter's bench vise... invariably glue oozes and makes a difficult to remove mess. I still remember back in JHS woodworking class one wise ass glued all the wood jawed bench vises shut.
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sf wrote:

A vise? No, bar clamps.
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