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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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11-12-2010 12:13 AM

I am working with leopardwood and have a couple of spots that chipped out when cutting the slots for miter keys. I know that I can mix some of the leopardwood sawdust with glue and fill the holes with this. But, I’m finishing with several coats of Danish Oil – how will the filler, after it dries, look under the oil? Probably better than any over the counter fillers but….

Has anyone tried mixing sawdust with a bit of the Danish Oil and filling with this mixture? Seems as though if it dried ok that it would more closely match the rest of the wood. I know there are binders in D.O. that should hold everything together but don’t know for sure whether this will work.

I’m going to try a test on a piece of scrap but was wondering how some of you other LJ’s would handle this.


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#1 posted 11-12-2010 01:27 AM

I don’t have an answer for your question Jim, but wanted to say hello haven’t seen you on here in awhile. Let us know how the test pieces come out.

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#2 posted 11-12-2010 03:51 AM


Is the Danish oil tinted? What I use is sawdust (very fine) and polyurethane glue. I fill the hole or chip using a knife point and scrap off excess before it dries. The glue will expand a bit when drying, but then scrap of excess dry glue, sand, and stain or use a tinted Danish oil. I usually test it on a scrap first to see what I have to do to get the right color match. The poly glue will take the stain or tinted oil much like the wood so the color should match pretty close.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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