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Posted on how to cover up a small knot hole

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#1 posted 04-16-2018 03:30 PM

Had the same problem with this entertainment center , I increased the depth forgetting that my original width was because of some defects and had to make three heart shaped patches (Dutchmen) to cover (see pics in project).
1) I drew some hearts in sketchup, printed them and used them as a pattern to make a template from 1/4” ply with the heart shapes.
2) Used an inlay kit with the templates to cut out the defect areas
3) removed the bushing spacer, and then cut the outlines in a piece of cherry from the same tree to make the patch.
4)Took the board to the bandsaw and then resawed the patches out

No they’re not perfect and indistinguishable, and I did purposely skew the grain alignments to try to feature the fix rather than hide it.

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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