my first falling blocks #4: filling bad cracks

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Blog entry by Philzoel posted 01-22-2012 09:35 PM 1982 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Decision on how to do edges Part 4 of my first falling blocks series Part 5: THE FINISHED PIECE »

If someone is to use this board I have to fill the cracks and make it look OK. Would not be sanitary this way.

In this case I’m using casting epoxy.

Tedious work. If a crack goes all the way thru, I had to put scotch tape on bottom so the crack will fill up. This material takes 24 hours to set up and will run right thru and out bottom. But it will fill crack completely, since it is casting material designed to fill every nook and cranny.

As you can see here 24 + hours later sanded out you can hardly see crack. In picture thin darker line tapering toward you to bottom left corner.

Still need to sand out epoxy and round off bottom and then finish board.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#1 posted 01-23-2012 02:37 AM

That is what i did for my first tumbling blocks board. I don’t think anyone will ever cut on it, but if it is used to serve food, it might need to be washed and now the wood is sealed. Hopefully our mistakes diminish as we make more.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#2 posted 01-30-2012 09:39 PM

well done sir

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#3 posted 02-03-2012 02:40 AM

where did you get the casting epoxy?

-- Ben L

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#4 posted 02-03-2012 03:19 AM

Ben, hobby lobby or any such store in the casting section. I ended up doing a lot of sanding to get rid of spill over.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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