So seeing how woodworking is largely based on problem solving I tought I would post this to show you a recent problem that I had to solve. When I was routing the edge of one of my bent laminations I accidently nicked the sides leaving a nasty gouge. My heart sank thinking how much time and money I have invested in these laminations so far. Knowing that if I replace one lamination I would have to replace both since that they are matched from the same flitch of veneer and I would seriously eat into my profits. (the veneer wood costs $175 to replace). I needed to come up with a way to try and fix this. After looking for a solution I found it in one of my woodworking books. Taunton’s Complete illsutrated Guide to Working with Wood by Andy Rae. had the answer to my problem. Create a patch. So that is what I set out to do.
Having saved my cut offs from my lamination the first thing I did was to use a 1/2” plug cuttiing bit to drill out the plug. I then used a 1/2” forstner bit to drill out about a 1/4” deep hole in the lamination. notice I didn’t cut an entire circle I then glued in my plug and let it dry.
After it dried I trimmed the plug with my flush cut saw.
And then hit it with some sand paper. Almost as good as new.
Now back to the rest of the project!
-- Brian, Folsom, CA http://www.brianfullerdesigns.com