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Posted on how to cover up a small knot hole

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#1 posted 04-16-2018 03:35 PM

+1 = new board. or

+1 = Either drill out the knot or if only one side is displayed: use a router with inlay template guide and circle template and cut 1/2 thickness deep around knot. Then find another board with same grain pattern, and cut out an inlay patch. With careful selection of plug/patch, knot repair can be invisible to everyone except another wood worker.

Drill it out enough to install a plug made from the same wood. Plug cutters can cut into the face grain of a piece of scrap that matches the wood. Align the grain as best as you can, and glue the plug in. Plane flush with the surface after the glue dries.

- bandit571

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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