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Forum topic by paulcoyne posted 07-21-2010 04:18 PM 1362 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-21-2010 04:18 PM

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Ok so we all get them, little gaps in end grain cutting boards but the question is what do you do with them does everybody rub saw dust and glue into the gaps or are there any other ways around the problem ?

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#1 posted 07-21-2010 07:38 PM

I agree I just wouldnt chance epoxy on a food surface but it still is just fancy glue and saw dust as far as materials tools and technology has come we still end up filling gaps with glue and saw dust…

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#2 posted 07-21-2010 08:13 PM

Try chinking the gap with plane shavings from the same wood and your glue.

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#3 posted 07-21-2010 08:32 PM

for end grain?

the easiest and simplest is to take same wood specie slivers, add glue, and tap them in the gaps, then plane flush – you’ll never know there was a gap there. and the end grain will be even as it’s the same wood, and same end grain.

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#4 posted 07-21-2010 08:39 PM

Greetings Paul,

What I’d do ( and have done) is use the glue you were using, put some on your finger, and try to squeeze the glue back down in the opening. You might use a small putty knife to help do this by slowly opening the gap if you can. Once you’ve got glue in the gaps, clamp it up and bring the gaps tight together… If any glue squeezes out, take a damp cloth and wipe it off right then and let it dry for a few hours….. Re-sand a little, mineral oil, or whatever you’re using, and you’re good to go….. This should work…...

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#5 posted 07-22-2010 12:29 AM

notottoman you are dead right, its easy to forget about corian and what it is made from. Epoxy is great and I use it a lot, I am in the process of starting a jewellery line made predeminately of resin and wood (thats why I have been missing here for a while) so I love epoxy and I feel it gets a bit of a bad rap.
here is a link to my jewellery site RESIN JEWELLERY

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