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Forum topic by GregP posted 1508 days ago 3064 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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1508 days ago

Does anyone have a suggestion for a good wood filler for cherry that will accept aniline dye?

-- Greg P, Washington State,

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#1 posted 1508 days ago

The best filler is using wood instead of of filler if you can. otherwise you might like Timbermate

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1508 days ago

i’m with jim ,

were like mutt and jeff (LOL) !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 1507 days ago

Cherry is particularly challenging with respect to wood filler because the wood will darken in time and the filler will not. You may think you have a good color match when you initially fill it and a few years later the filler will stand out and be quite noticeable.

I avoid using filler ASAP and I virtually never use it on cherry.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 1507 days ago

I worked at Pennsylvania House Furniture for 26 years and we used a bunch of fillers or at least tested them. The best that we found was an acetone based FAMOWOOD in the Birch Color or WOOD-TEX Birch filler. The cherry color was too strong and could be seen. On both of these mixing too much acetone or the thinner will allow the color to drift on your repairs. I know it sounds too easy. I tested the Timbermate and was not overly impressed. I agree with Jim, wood on wood is the best when possible. I fix splits with “feather edges” made of the same wood as the split. I have been wanting to make a few blogs on repair, but don’t quite understand the photobucket thing yet…... All my training stuff is in Microsoft Word and will not transfer to LJ’s site…...

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#5 posted 1507 days ago

What about trying the way we do here in the Philippines …
We use glue added with very fine dust of sample wood… in your case Cherry. We grind a sample wood and collect the dust (should be very fine) and mixed it with glue… Instant if you use quick drying glue, but if you have bigger portion use slow drying glue. We use this also for gaps…

-- Bert

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#6 posted 1507 days ago

Fine Cherry dust.

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#7 posted 1507 days ago

Dust and glue.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#8 posted 1507 days ago

Pumice and oil.

-- 温故知新

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