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Blog entry by mnpete posted 06-06-2012 08:12 AM 738 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While laying out the boards for my cabinet doors…

http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/2012/06/split-ends.html

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Bearpie

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#1 posted 06-06-2012 03:21 PM

I know time flies when your’e having fun! This happens to me all the time and I’m retired too!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 06-06-2012 03:49 PM

Put the shopvac hose on one side and your bottle of Gorilla brand Wood Glue on the other. The hose will suck the glue in, and you can clamp it together to make a seamless repair.

I even force it a bit by dragging a dental pick down the crack to wedge it open a bit more, but be careful, you can make the seam show if you force the pick too much.

BTW, Gorilla brand Wood Glue* is not the same as Gorilla Glue!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#3 posted 06-07-2012 12:50 AM

Interesting Dallas. Is that Gorilla’s version of Titebond?

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop, http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#4 posted 06-07-2012 02:11 AM

I use Dallas’s tip with Titebond but be sure you fix the splits/cracks BEFORE you dimension your stock. Don’t ask how I learned this!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 06-07-2012 02:15 AM

mnpete, yup, it’s the equivalent of TB III (I think).

I’ve used it a lot and have been pleased with it.

As Andy says, TB works too, and make sure you do this before surfacing!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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