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Blog entry by Roger posted 02-21-2016 01:30 AM 1152 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just wanted to pass this along for anyone who may not know it. Graphite from pencil lead works fantastic to fill in knotty holes. It works nicely on Cherry or Walnut. You don’t need much to darken the epoxy with it. I used lead shavings from this shop pencil that I made for myself a long time ago. It’s a nice large pencil for quick marking and has a big ole fat 5.6 lead in it, also has a sharpener built into it. Very easy to make some shavings to add to some epoxy, and plug some holes..

Hope you’ll try this. It works grrrrrrrr8! Just don’t get carried away. Use enough to fill the hole because you’ll be sanding the excess off when it dries. Also, I always keep these small tubes of epoxy from Harbor Freight. This is one of many little gems HF has and, they’re handy when u need just a little bit.

I do appologize, I meant to take a picture of a few knot holes I filled in on a few cherry boards, but, I forgot. Maybe I’ll take one and add it tomorrow, if I can remember. (it’s hell bein 60).... excuse the explitive.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com



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#1 posted 02-21-2016 01:32 AM

OH, here’s the link for the shop pencil kit up above for you turners that might want to make one or two, or 10… lol: https://www.pennstateind.com/store/PKSPCL.html

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#2 posted 02-21-2016 01:47 AM

You think it gets hard at 60!
... just wait until you’re almost 80! :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#3 posted 02-21-2016 01:54 AM

Hey Joe. I know. I just can’t handle how fast time is flying

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#4 posted 02-21-2016 02:10 AM

Yep… and it gets FASTER! :)

Take care!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 02-21-2016 02:55 AM

Great tip Roger, thanks a a bunch!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#6 posted 02-21-2016 04:43 AM

Thanks Roger, good idea. I also agree the HF epoxy is a bargain gem for sure.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 02-21-2016 09:22 AM

Great idea Roger. Must try it out.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 02-21-2016 11:04 AM

Roger – does the HF epoxy dry clear ?

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#9 posted 02-21-2016 11:44 AM

Great Info Roger

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#10 posted 02-21-2016 01:19 PM

Dick: I’m not sure about that. I’ve used it mostly to mix with graphite. I have used it in a pinch for gluing the brass sleeve in a pen blank, but, that’s on the inside, so, I don’t know how it dried.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#11 posted 02-21-2016 01:28 PM

Great tip Roger, and if you want custom colors Mohawk makes Blendal Powder Stains in many different colors.

-- JJ - Northern Illinois

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#12 posted 02-21-2016 03:15 PM

TNX
I use coffee grounds with thin CA glue
dries faster and is quite dark
BT

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#13 posted 02-21-2016 09:15 PM

Thanks for the tip, Roger!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#14 posted 02-21-2016 10:15 PM

Good stuff guys. I knew there would be some more from ya’ll. Thumbs up.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#15 posted 02-22-2016 05:56 AM

You are just a kid, Roger. Wait till you are 74, milx your epoxy and forget what for….LOL.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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