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I thought of this idea while making a fire suround a few years ago. I knew it must have been done before but I had never seen it anywhere online. So I decided to make this video:


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Its a very simple tip but I think its very effective. I demonstrate the tip using softwood but I have aslo tried it on Sapele and Oak. There is a small bit of crumbling at the front on the oak but the sapele is almost impossible to see.

I hope you like the tip.





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#1 posted 07-06-2015 08:29 AM

I like the way your mind works…great idea, Thanks for sharing

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 07-06-2015 08:33 AM

Thanks! Glad you liked it :)


I like the way your mind works…great idea, Thanks for sharing

- Hawaiilad


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#3 posted 07-06-2015 08:46 AM

Great idea. Much easier and faster than a plug. I might not use it in every situation, but it would certainly be useful in many others. Thanks for the tip!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 07-06-2015 09:01 AM

Thanks! You’re right, its not going to be suitable for every situation but it can come in handy when you need it :)


Great idea. Much easier and faster than a plug. I might not use it in every situation, but it would certainly be useful in many others. Thanks for the tip!

- stefang


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#5 posted 07-06-2015 11:21 AM

That is a hand to forehead moment. Simple but effective.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#6 posted 07-06-2015 01:39 PM

Now that’s just slick

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

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#7 posted 07-06-2015 03:42 PM

I don’t remember in what book I saw something similar to this, but I’ve used that technique to hide finishing nails before. I just took a small carving gouge and pulled up a strip with the grain, but left it hinged on one end. The nail is driven and set in the indentation and the flap glued back down.

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#8 posted 07-06-2015 06:12 PM

Lee Valley/Veritas used to make a tool just for doing this. It is a slick trick for hiding fasteners for sure.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?c=&cat=1,41182&p=32683

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#9 posted 07-06-2015 06:32 PM

Good Idea ,this technique has been around for years for blind nailing ,but hadn’t thought about using it for screws.
I would suggest you cut a longer strip and then moisten the chip with some water to make it more flexible to prevent it from breaking off. If folks are careful with the glue up they can make the grain match and make it a lot less visible.
Thanks for the tip Joe.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 07-06-2015 09:58 PM

My grandfather taught me the process when I was about 12 years old. He used it mostly to cover the occasional nail head and sometimes a screw. I always think of him when I execute the 100s of woodworking techniques he taught me.

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX http:www.moorewoodenboxes.com

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#11 posted 07-06-2015 10:23 PM

That is an old technique that my Uncle thought me when I was about ten years old and if the sliver is glued back down with hide glue and scraped it is almost invisible .
There is a special chisel for this and I still have one somewhere and last time I used it was on some trim about twenty years ago .
Now I used a 23 gauge brad nailer that shoots a headed pin when I do trim and it leaves a nearly invisible hole .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#12 posted 07-06-2015 11:25 PM

An excellent tip and one I had never seen or heard of before. Thanks!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#13 posted 07-07-2015 04:36 AM

Great idea

-- Dreaming patterns

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#14 posted 07-07-2015 04:40 AM

Haha Thanks! It is vey simple but effective :) Glad you like it :)


That is a hand to forehead moment. Simple but effective.

- XrayJay


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#15 posted 07-07-2015 04:41 AM

Thanks! It works really well :)


Now that s just slick

- smitdog


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