Have some very small gaps in joined wood I would like to fill. (Yeah I know
I need a new joiner) What should I use for a filler?
Wood is walnut and the finish will be tung oil ( no Stain)
Looked at Behlen wood-fil ( water base)and it seems to be the right choice.
If I'm right where can I get some. Catalogs and Woodcrafter don't mention
Is there an alternative brand and should I use water or solvent base?
Thanks in advance
No matter what you use, there will be a noticeable portion, with an oil
That said, Rockler's has a water-based filler that sorta works for small
stuff, like the holes where the 18ga brad went through the wood. Try it
with scrap first, whatever you use, all the way to the end of your
finishing program, to see if you like it. This stuff is cheap, compared to
screwing up your whole project.
Tue, Feb 6, 2007, 4:05am (EST+5) email@example.com (Lee) doth woefully
<snip> What should I use for a filler? <snip>
Whatever you want.
You could try a bit of shellac, mixed with sanding dust from the
piece you're working on.
Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will
acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.
- Johann Von Schiller
I have good results with wax sticks. Usually I put on one coat of
finish, then use the wax stick. I cut very small amounts of the end with
a putty knife and force it into the gap(Hole)then scape of any excess
with the knife. A quick going over with a green scotch pad and it
disappears with the second and subsequent finish coats.
Lee - I've had great luck with 5 minute epoxy on walnut and oak. Ends up
looking fairly natural and seems to take a poly somewhat so probably will
take the tung oil as well. two coats is enough, then sand - works REALLY
well with big defects. (try a on test piece and see if it gives you the look
Good luck - Schroeder
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