|Forum topic by DynaBlue||posted 10-27-2009 05:47 AM||3386 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
10-27-2009 05:47 AM
I’m building a coffee table for a neighbor and as she selected the board arrangement she liked best there were several pinholes and gum pockets now included. I’m not so worried about the black streak of the gum pockets (she likes the look because it will let people know she has real wood furniture) and I’ve had no problems with them on chairs I’ve built in the past. Some of the pockets are also associated with small defects in the wood surface as well, little holes which I suppose can be filled easily enough.
More concerning are the small pinholes, mostly not even big enough to measure..certainly less than 1/32”, possibly 1/64” but my eyes don’t read that scale too well any more. I was thinking just some CA glue run down in there to seal the hole, maybe even mix some cherry sawdust into the top layers to help blend it. Does this sound reasonable or how have you guys fixed similar issues? Are they even worth bothering about? Rejecting the boards is the last option…
-- Mistake? No, that's just an unexpected design opportunity....