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Forum topic by diamondpony posted 03-26-2012 03:59 AM 1068 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-26-2012 03:59 AM

Hi, I’m almost ready to put the oil to this box and am wondering if any of you have suggestions on what to use to fill in the voids in this knot. The deepest is no more than 1/8” deep. Would like to keep as close to the natural shade. This wood is white pine.

Thanks in advance, Reider

-- diamondpony

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#1 posted 03-26-2012 04:08 AM

I would get a small piece of wood the same color looks like cherry maybe, then sand it save the dust, mix with some glue and fill the voids. Wait till it dries and sand flush.

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#2 posted 03-26-2012 04:43 AM


You can use epoxy, but as the knot is tight, I would just oil it and let it go. Any filler you use will screw up that area’s ability to absorb oil and thus would alter the shade in that area. It’s a nice looking box, and the knot just adds character. Wood, after all, is imperfect by nature. Leave it and love it.


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#3 posted 03-26-2012 04:51 AM

I would leave it alone gives it carector I built a box out of knoty scraps and did not fill and spots and have had lots of good coments on it. I dont like filling them as often I think they look worse after trying to make them look better.


-- Dave, Kelso, Washington

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