Newbie help question -
I bought a couple cut-off 12/4 oak today for my workbench end caps - one of
them has a split or check in one end. It's 6" wide, 4" long. I have
enought to use for my cap with out the split part, but I was wondering if
there was anyway to save that part. Would it work to inject some epoxy into
the split, and compress that section with clamps to keep it from going
Couldn't pass it up - $2.50/bf!!! (semi gloat??)
Thanks for your help -
The epoxy will most likely not hold it together - but it will fill the void.
To keep the spit from going further, inlay a bow-tie / butterfly patch
across each split. Now use colored epoxy to fill in the gap.
I recently made a large tabletop using some old growth timber and had to
deal with several splits (known as enhancements). I used walnut to make the
butterflies, inlayed them into the top about 2" from the ends and then mixed
in a dash of dark brown glaze into some 5 min epoxy and filled the cracks.
Use some packing tape on the opposite side to keep the epoxy from falling
out. Also used the epoxy around several loose knots.
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