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Forum topic by schloemoe posted 05-15-2010 11:42 PM 2183 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-15-2010 11:42 PM

A few years ago Norm Abrams built a book case out of mesquite there were several cracks and imperfections in the wood. He filled these cracks with what he called epoxy it was black then all he hsd to do was sand and finish. Anybody out there remember what that epoxy was or maybe have a product that will work the same.Thanks Schloemoe

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#1 posted 05-16-2010 04:32 AM

I’ve used powdered black dye mixed with 2 part epoxy. You can pick it out at woodcraft stores or online. Sometimes when I have a piece of dark wood on the belt sander, I collect the dust and later use it mixed with epoxy as a crack filler. Sometimes I get more natural colors this way using for example walnut dust. Also works with CA glue too for small jobs (sometimes use this on small/medium turnings).


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#2 posted 05-17-2010 06:28 AM

I’ve used the sawdust and glue (CA for the thin cracks) extensively, and I’ve heard charcoal (get the fine stuff at art stores if you’re not into making it yourself…) works well as a black dye for epoxy or other crack filler. I’ve also used oil colors, that Burnt Sienna oil paint mixed in with wood filler works pretty darned nicely (adapt appropriately to the color you want).

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#3 posted 05-17-2010 06:49 AM

schloemoe, i use a product from “mohawk” it’s the size and shape of a hot dog, comes in several colors
you cut off a piece the size of a nickle and roll it and mix it together put it where you need it and dries quickly
you can sand it,drill ti, stainable, dries under water. sells for about $8.00 a stick.
find at specialty paint stores,or try woodcraft or rockler, but will be a different brand, but same results

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#4 posted 05-17-2010 11:39 AM

I use a delayed set epoxy, 30 minute set time.
Woodcraft sells color tints called Mixol which is liquid in a small dropper bottle.
One to two drops in the epoxy is all you need.
Works great !


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#5 posted 05-17-2010 12:20 PM

i do epoxy and use hobby paint , acrylic from wal-mart ,
it mixes well and comes in many colors , and is cheap and available .
just seal the space and surface first , so the color isn’t sucked into the adjoining grain ,
and squirt some lacquer thinner if you have heat or air bubbles rising .
the will leave little craters in the sanded surface if you don’t burst them .
i have heard that a hair dryer works to ,
used sparingly .
just keep an eye on the bubbles , as they can continue to rise ,
as the mix heats up .

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#6 posted 05-17-2010 05:57 PM

Thanks all Maybe I can finish this project now I kinda figured I could use colored epoxy or glue But its better to be safe than sorry I wouldn’t want to screw up my project. I do that enough alresdy…..Schloemoe

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#7 posted 05-17-2010 06:03 PM

Chris Schwarz over at Popular Woodworking recently used some printer toner from an old cartridge … apparently that was the best black that he could get.

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