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Forum topic by jems posted 03-21-2010 10:41 PM 1025 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-21-2010 10:41 PM

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i am new to the finishing part of woodworking. when do you use wood filler to fill the grain and pores. and do you have to do it?

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#1 posted 03-21-2010 10:46 PM

and what to do if it is 2 kinds of wood

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#2 posted 03-21-2010 11:57 PM

Jems, I only rarely use pore filler. It is used on open pore woods such as oak when you want a completely smooth finish. I tend to celebrate oak’s grain and simply apply a protective topcoat. I really have never felt the need to give any of my projects a mirror smooth finish. But if that is the look you are after then you will need to fill the pores.

As to your second question I really do not know but I would guess that it would not have much of an effect since you simply are using it to fill up the pores in the wood. If the second wood is not an open pored wood then there should be no effect on the wood by applying a pore filler.

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#3 posted 03-22-2010 05:25 PM

I wrote an article about filler application .
You can view it in my web blog page: Filler in wood finishing
You can also view my web blog page: filler and putty, to help you understand about filler.

Good luck



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