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noicing

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03-26-2010 04:32 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question cherry

I am making a chimney cupboard (Wood Magazine plan)out of cherry. One of the face frame pieces has a small knot a little smaller than a BB and about that deep. What will I want to fill that with, I am not sure yet what I will finish the project with. (That will be a future question when I get to that point.)

Any help I can get is appreciated.

Rick

-- Rick


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#1 posted 03-26-2010 02:36 PM

Here, David Marks has this video. I think it will help. Good luck.

http://www.diynetwork.com/videos/repairing-natural-wood-flaws/6533.html

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#2 posted 03-26-2010 03:05 PM

I find those little imperfections (and some big ones too) opportunities for adding character. Before sanding, mix some fine sanding dust or saw dust from the same type of wood with CNA medium glue. Mix 1/3 dust to 2/3 glue. Butter the mixture into the defect. Smooth it over quickly before the glue sets (about 2 minutes).

After final sanding and finishing it will look like a natural part of the wood.

-- mikechapmanwoodworker.squarespace.com

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