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641 days ago

Glue failure on douglas fir - 9 replies

I’m making a quick manger for our church out of scrap lumber. Found a piece of douglas fir from an old bed about 40 years old, cut it for a lap joint. Glued two faces, edge not end grain, Titebond II and clamped for an hour. After unclamping the parts practically fell apart. Tried it again with another two pieces and again it fell apa...

1268 days ago

Update: What is this blotched look? - 4 replies

I ran into a problem and hope someone can help me with this. I stripped a conference table using stripper and then lightly sanded the surface. I noticed a strange blotchy look. I thought maybe it wouldn’t show if I stained it but it was obvious the blotch was there. Stripped it again and sanded but it still remains.

1354 days ago

Waterproof wood filler - 1 reply

I usually use Timbermate wood filler for a lot of projects and I used it to fill some screw holes that are out doors. After some recent rains I noticed there were all these lumps forming under the paint. So I scraped the paint off and the Timbermate had turned into a mushy mess. Any recommendations for a water proof wood filler? Any oil base...


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