|Project by maplerock||posted 09-15-2013 08:15 PM||1781 views||2 times favorited||24 comments|
I learned a lesson this week. It takes no longer to work with good wood than it does to work with flawed wood. I had a piece of what I thought was nice walnut. After assembly and during sanding I realized it was brittle. There are several spots where the wood chipped out while being sanded with an orbital sander.
So I have several questions… at this point would you try to repair this? If so, how? Would you use glue & sawdust? A commercial filler?
It’s a pretty nice looking box (hasn’t been finished at all yet) so should I take the time to try to fill these flaws? Or should I finish it as is and give it away?
I could just keep it in the shop and put tape measures and pencils in it like my good friend Boxguy. I’d love to hear what you guys do when you have a substantial flaw in a project after putting in lots of time.
From now on if the wood is questionable it will be used for splines or cannibalize for the good parts.
Anyway, tips on fixing the flaws would be appreciated. Thanks!
-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana