|Forum topic by Mainiac Matt||posted 05-04-2012 02:58 PM||1080 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
05-04-2012 02:58 PM
After receiving advice about using Super glue and Epoxy to stabilize knots and small checks in glued up panels, I gave it a try.
The good news is that, buy using the shop vac I was able to draw the glue completely through the knots and checks and they are now solid, hare andstable.
The big oops is this….. I had already sanded the surface and I wasn’t at all finicky with the glue application, as I figured, I’ll re-sand it when I mount the bread boards anyways.
Welll, the epoxy is wicked hard, and if I just sand it with a jitter bug, it will make divets as the soft surrounding wood is removed much faster than the epoxy.
So I used a large, and very sharp framing chisel like a slick and was able to pare away all the epoxy that was on top of the surface, but it appears to have soaked into the grain and was still very visable.
So I touch sanded the discolored areas where the glue had been by hand (by thumb actually) and have managed to get most of the discoloration out. BUT….I can still see that the wood grain is hard and smooth in these spots.
The plan was to stain the top with Minwax Golden Oak and then take it to work where I can spray it with oil based varnish.
Top is Red Oak and can be seen on my blog.
Any help / advice is much appreciated….
-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!