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Forum topic by jason1 posted 10-10-2017 07:06 PM 258 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jason1

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10-10-2017 07:06 PM

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Just got done turning this black walnut rolling pin. As to my surprise I found an insect hole in my working area. I planned on finishing with linseed oil. My question is there a good filler that goes with walnut and works with natural finishes?


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#1 posted 10-10-2017 09:08 PM

You might try walnut saw dust (finely sifted) and good old wood glue. I usually add a drop or two of boiled linseed oil to the mix. Good luck!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#2 posted 10-11-2017 02:41 AM

Another option is to fill with a contrasting color such as black epoxy. If you try to hide it, it may just show as a flaw as it ages. But if you highlight it with black epoxy, it is a feature! :-)

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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jason1

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#3 posted 10-11-2017 12:19 PM

Thanks guys I was planning on trying the sawdust trick. If there were a bunch of holes the epoxy would def. be a cool idea!

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