I did that once because I needed a lot of epoxy glue and had a gallon of
laminating epoxy, a sander full of wood dust, and no commercial filler.
Filled with wood dust glued very well, but I never tried to sand it.
Yes. Also polyester resin and white glue.
Sands OK. Keep in mind that I only use enough to keep chips/saw
dust/sand dust together. I rarely use varnish, prefer lacquer but
either are fine with it.
Well, it doesn't self destruct. Biggest trouble with glue is drying
time and shrinkage. For something like your knot I'd probably fill all
but 1/8" or so with resin, let it cure then finish with a wood & glue
mix. Or just use wood parts in the resin. I prefer the appearance of
repairs like this when mixed with glue because the resin really wets it
out and it winds up quite dark unless it is light colored wood in which
case it winds up yellow.
You are filling a hole in the back of something. Get to it and quit
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Lots of good info from others but no mention of using artists acrylics.
I've used black and ocra mixed together with epoxy and you only need enough
mixed in with the epoxy to color it. Stark black looks good but the dark
ocra gives a hint of brown that looks like knot wood. The nice thing with
using the acrylics is that they're inexpensive and you can just mix them
together to get the exact tone you want before adding the color to the
epoxy. Fill the hole in layers to insure a good fill and cure.
If the finish is ultimately going to be a flat or satin low-luster finish
then sand the epoxy filled areas so they are opaque (not shinny) and when
you apply the finish, they will blend in nicely. Be careful when sanding
though. The epoxy is much harder than the wood and if you're not careful you
will sand the area around the knot holes lower than the epoxy. Best to over
fill the holes ever so slightly then use a single-edged razor blade as a
scraper to scrape the epoxy down level.
You may want to drill a couple of holes in some scraps and practice a few, I
think you'll like the result. I've also used butterflies to cover.... make
that, enhance an imperfection. Use the inlay set (Lee Valley, Rockler...) to
do that as someone recommended.
On Tue, 06 Dec 2005 15:05:41 GMT, with neither quill nor qualm, "Bob
That's a good thing. I just plonked dickloose for that.
Cooked or raw okra? Oh, you mean ochre, the color? ;)
Can I give ya a 15 yard penalty for "Improper Staining Of Wood"?
Nah, not enough wood in a missing knot hole, huh? Carry on.
"Shiny." Shinny is how one goes up a tree or pole, suh.
Why not use a cabinet scraper, Bob?
I ordered that but forgot to add the carbide end mill, blast it.
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