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Mark

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12-19-2009 06:29 PM

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okay just a basic question for you average purpleheart users. What do you do in the case of woodfill for purpleheart? I don’t often use purpleheart and never thought of that.. I would think normal woodfill and colour it with a matching marker or pencil i dunno :S

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Jim Ganley

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#1 posted 12-19-2009 06:33 PM

I collect the fine sanding dust and make a thick paste with TBIII then I rub it into the board, more dust than glue.

-- Jim - Cushing, WI

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#2 posted 12-19-2009 06:37 PM

ya i thought about the classic way i just wanna see if theres any other way hmmm

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bladeburner

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#3 posted 12-19-2009 07:26 PM

Pretty much the easiest way to color match with any wood.

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#4 posted 12-19-2009 09:12 PM

Yes this is probably the very best way to do it. Hard to get colors to match like you really want it to.

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#5 posted 12-19-2009 09:26 PM

ok thx guys

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#6 posted 12-19-2009 11:18 PM

What’s wood fill?

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#7 posted 12-20-2009 12:18 AM

I also agree…Any time I am routing different kinds of woods…purple heart, maple, walnut, zebra wood, etc, I keep some of the fine dust and keep it in a little plastic box and lable the wood type for future use.

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#8 posted 12-20-2009 05:29 AM

Newbie question. I’ve never heard of trying this before, will that spot you filled still take an oil finish since it’s more wood than glue?

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#9 posted 12-20-2009 08:08 AM

I’m wondering to if the glue will mess up the finishing?? If not, why not?? thx :-)

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rustedknuckles

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#10 posted 12-20-2009 11:35 AM

I don’t remember how it went but I heard a joke once about using snot after you’ve done a bunch of power sanding.

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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bladeburner

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#11 posted 12-20-2009 04:16 PM

I keep a supply of small medicine cups on hand for uses like this. I’ll take about a rounded teaspoon of wood dust (flour) and mix it with yellow glue until it becomes a ball. Then add another drop of glue and mix it into a thick paste. Press this mixture forceably into the void, leaving a slight crown to allow for shrinkage, and sand flush when fully dry. Work fast. Try it on some scrap to see how to work it on your real project. Many, many walnut knots have benefited from this on my projects.
Since I don’t stain walnut, oil/poly finishes look normal. On lighter woods, stain may highlight the patch as the flour is more dense than surrounding wood.

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Mark

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#12 posted 12-20-2009 06:07 PM

ive done that theory many times before i just thought it was an old classic way to do it and thought there was a newer modified idea out there. but hey it works and worked for my purpleheart

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#13 posted 12-20-2009 06:17 PM

if you use CA glue it will change the color of the wood in the same respect as oil would. Get the extended dry time one so you can mix more dust in with the glue, otherwise it gets to dark. It will be ready for sanding within a minute.

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