| I made a error and could use some opinions.
| A table top under construction fell over and got a tiny nick.
| The water and heat trick didn't remove it. I didn't want to
| fill it or leave it so I sanded down around it. Now I have a
| shallow dish at most 1/32" deep and about 2" x 3" in my
| table top. It isn't noticeable but you can feel it if you run your
| hand over it. Also, a glass or cup will not sit properly on it.
| I wish I'd left the nick in there.
I should add a 2 1/2 to my list of 5... replace the problem board by ripping
the top on the table saw, jointing the cut edges, and gluing it up with a
new board in place. You might want to take a quarter inch off each end and
reshape the edges rather than try to blend the new board into the existing
...another tip based on experience with severe damage to a project underway.