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#1 posted 07-18-2012 08:19 PM

It all depends Ronbuhg. Usually, the sawdust has to be very fine (think sanding dust). Next, I usually try to pick the dust that is closest to the finishing color I want. If there is a big difference in color, I try to add a little stain to it (before glue). The glue will not pick up any of the color so you need to keep its use to a minimum (barely holding the dust together) with the expectation that the finish will help hold the dust in place.

When I’m using Danish oil, I usually sand it in. This provides some dust to help move over to the small holes or gaps while curing in place at the same time.

Larger voids usually require epoxy. Same technique there.

Even larger and you need to use grain-oriented wood slivers.

Any larger than that and you throw the piece away or replace the board LOL

Wait, you could also call it a feature or say it’s there for character.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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