|Forum topic by leeko||posted 12-16-2011 11:55 PM||1277 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
12-16-2011 11:55 PM
I’m making a chess board using maple and walnut, and am about to start finishing. I have a few voids in the walnut, and was initially going to leave them as is, for a more rustic finish. But, I decided I’d like to create a more glassy, polished look to the finish, so I’m planning to fill the voids with either CA glue or lacquer, and finish with lacquer. Pictures are below.
My question is: what would be the optimal sequence? Ideally, I’d like to just use the lacquer to fill the gaps (which look kind of like a brown peapod cut along its length. But, to get the really smooth finish I’m looking for, I’m planning to use a grain filler such as jasco. I’m guessing that the grain filler would get in the holes, and make a big mess?
In that case, should I try to fill them with CA glue BEFORE using the grain filler? I’m a little concerned about the CA glue staining the walnut.
p.s. anyone know what these voids are called, or what causes them?
Thanks in advance for any advice.