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David Hacke

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871 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question finishing cedar

I have started building cedar chests for people and want to make my own plugs. I have the abelity to rip and plane wood so my question is should i take plug out of regular peice of wood and pop them out with a screwdriver or rip and plant a peice of wood to around 5/16” then cut the plug clear through the board so both sides are try to eachother. I bought a plug cutter already. The cedar has so many color variations Putty just did not work well

Thanks David

-- Dave, Kelso, Washington


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tomd

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#1 posted 871 days ago

I just pop them out with a screwdriver, to match I look for scraps that match color and grain and use them to get a good matching plug. If you can’t do that then maybe make them a completely contrasting color so they show very much. Sort of it was ment to be like that.

-- Tom D

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David Hacke

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#2 posted 871 days ago

I have scraps thats why i want to make plugs to match thanks for the reply.

-- Dave, Kelso, Washington

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roundguy

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#3 posted 871 days ago

I cut them with a plug cutter, then release them with the bandsaw. Much like resawing. They fall out of the holes

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Jim Finn

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#4 posted 871 days ago

I do exactly what “roundguy” does

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Bill White

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#5 posted 871 days ago

Which ever way is quickest. It ain’t an art form.
Bill

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Box

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#6 posted 871 days ago

I use a tapered plug cutter and just pop em out with a small screwdriver. Works for me.

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Rickert

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#7 posted 871 days ago

Just don’t use a table saw to “resaw” the plugs out.

-- Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, is of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important. -- C.S. Lewis

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Marlow

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#8 posted 870 days ago

Masking tape over the plugs prior to resawing on BS: or you will be picking them up from the (mess) on the floor. Don’t ask me how I know this.

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thebigvise

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#9 posted 870 days ago

I’m with Greg. Plug cutters give you the opportunity to get face-grained plugs from the same wood as the project. The match can be a work of art all by itself.

-- Paul, Clinton, NC

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grumpy749

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#10 posted 870 days ago

Good point on the masking tape trick Marlow.i will try that tomorrow.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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David Hacke

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#11 posted 870 days ago

thanks for all the great advice I posted a pick of first cedar chest you can see why i will be doing plugs now.

-- Dave, Kelso, Washington

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David Hacke

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#12 posted 868 days ago

wood plugs are looking way beeter in the cedar chest im making this time thanks everybody

David

-- Dave, Kelso, Washington

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