|Forum topic by Tokolosi||posted 07-17-2012 03:33 PM||2021 views||1 time favorited||6 replies|
07-17-2012 03:33 PM
A colleague recently moved to San Diego from Oklahoma. He brought with him a chess board that was made for him as a gift. It is curly maple and mahogany with bubinga inlays. A few months after arriving in San Diego the board cracked. Presumably from the lower humidity.
It has three fairly large cracks that goes through the entire thickness of the board. They range from 1/16” – 1/8” in width. He asked if I could try and repair it. There is no way the cracks can be forced shut. At this point I can think if two ways to make repairs;
1) Mask the cracks and fill them with clear epoxy.
2) Make or use a wood filler to match the maple and mahogany and re-finish entire board.
Im leaning to the the epoxy as it will be the least destructive and fastest way. If you have any other ideas I would love to hear them.
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