I'm making a small box for my daughter out of walnut, and after gluing
the sides/ends, I found that the grain of the center piece was reversed
from the others, and the plane took out some chips. What can I use to
fill those chips or other small tearouts? I will probably do some kind
of oil finish to the wood when done.
To clarify, each side is made up of 3 walnut pieces, about 2 inches
wide, with 1/8 inch basswood/cherry between each walnut piece. I would
like to keep all operations "power tool free", so power sanding is out.
My wife has some objections to the dust as well.
Thanks for any suggestions!
Forgot to mention, the chips seem too deep for a scraper. I have
tried 100 grit on a metal T-Bar, and that looks to be a six week job!
Do scrapers take off a fair bit of wood? I've only read about them,
don't have one at this time. They seem more suited for taking out
small ridges, and smoothing the finish. Am I wrong???
depends on the the scraper. you can get a thick scraper with a large
hook to take off a lot, or a thinner one with a small hook that isn't
too aggressive. I use a LV scraper plane that can be set from super
light cuts to quite aggressive. For a concave surface I use my French
Can't you find a place to use a ROS?
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