Fault on leg corner

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Forum topic by Don Johnson posted 12-04-2010 01:33 PM 745 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Don Johnson

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12-04-2010 01:33 PM

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In this (very poor quality – sorry) picture of the leg of a drawer cabinet, you may just be able to see a flaw in the edge where it is trying to break away.

To match other items, I could use only a 1/8 th inch roundover bit on the area.

My question is, did I use the wrong ‘cut’ of timber for the leg, or is this something that occasionally occurs?

In either case, can anyone offer any solutions to keep the leg ‘as is’ as much as possible?

I tried inserting some PVA and using sticky tape to press the errant sliver in, but with no great success – there is still a tendency for a polishing cloth to catch on the offending edge.

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#1 posted 12-04-2010 03:03 PM

To my eye, it appears that there is a very small crack following the grain of the wood. Wood glue and clamps would be suficient to repair the crack – if you can get the glue into the crack. Once glued, you cold simply sand that little splinter off. If it ins’t actually cracked, then I would simply sand that little nib that is snagging things and try to touch up the finish.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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