My mother is still using the Mahogany and Maple one I made in the late
70's. I think it's a full inch thick. She doesn't even remember or care
that I made it, but I enjoy seeing it still in use when I visit.
I'll bet she remembers. I'm using a board my dad cut for my sister
who painted a design on the back. It was a mother's day present in
the early 60's. The design is nearly gone-- but sis burned her
initials in it. I should probably wrap it up and give it one of her
grandchildren. Nah-- I like it.
The average home wood kitchen board costs like $10... but I'd attempt
to repair even a small board if only for the challenge... a couple
dabs of glue is no big investment. And if not used within its
relatively short shelf life glues become unusable so if ya got it may
as well use it before it goes bad.
Quite right. Epoxy is the obvious choice -- just give it time to cure.
If, for some reason, you can't find epoxy, go in search of a
polyurethane resin. It's an industrial product and its fumes will kill
your children and pets.
On Thu, 06 Dec 2012 13:20:34 -0500, George M. Middius
Making ones own wood filler is a waste of time and effort. The only
reason commercial wood fillers fail is because people do not properly
prepare the surface... home made will fail as well. Using wood filler
is is like welding metal, if the surfaces are properly prepped and the
rest of the directions are followed the joint becomes the strongest
part. People who say commercial wood filler fails it's only because
they don't know what they are doing, most likely illiterates who can't
read the directions. Making ones own wood filler when commercial wood
fillers are readily available is tantamount to making ones own house
Yeah, all those huge corporations make wood filler by the freight
train car loads as a joke... and all you can do is flap your lying
gums... next you're at the big box hardware stores check out the wood
filler, from two ounce tubes to five gallon buckets... professional
cabinet making shops buy those buckets by the pallet, and naturally
they have money and labor to waste, according you idiots like you.
Plastic Wood and other commercial wood fillers IS sawdust with epoxy,
A few of them use a polyester material (very characteristic smell -- not
like epoxy), and you can recognize them because they come with a
catalyst you have to mix in. Most wood fillers just use a solvent-based
glue (another very characteristic odor), and don't adhere as well to
wood as epoxies do, plus, they shrink as the solvent evaporates.
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