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#1 posted 11-15-2012 12:45 PM

I made a foot rest for my wife’s desk. It was made from an end round of cedar cut locally and had been mostly air dried outside for a couple of years.
One night after I closed up the shop the crack elves stopped by and put cracks all over the thing so when I came in the next morning it looked like it had straight lines in it all over from the center out about 3/4” deep and up to 10” long.
I mixed up some epoxy, putting some black Krylon paint in the mix then applying it liberally to the cracks.
I then put a couple of 2” ratcheting cargo straps around the block and squooze it for all it was worth, closing the cracks up a bit.

Two days later I released the straps and the cracks were filled, tight and left a neat pattern with the black color.

Some sand paper applied liberally and with vigor and the foot stool was ready for Polyurethane!

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