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Forum topic by MT_Stringer posted 710 days ago 849 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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What type of epoxy do you use to repair defects in wood such as loose knots, dings, holes, etc.? Since I haven’t made any repairs of this type, I am just thinking out loud.

So, if I have a knot that I am worried about possibly coming loose and falling out, I want to fill the imperfection with epoxy (after staining the wood), then apply the clear coat. Does that sound correct for work flow?

I guess this also applies to filling in inlays. Seems I have seen this done but can’t recall where (oldtimersdisease!)

Your advice appreciated.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#1 posted 710 days ago

I have been using Gorilla Epoxy with success.


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#2 posted 710 days ago

I like the System 3 stuff you can get at woodcraft,,,,,

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#3 posted 710 days ago

I use the system three 5 minute stuff (green and red labels on the bottles).
Good stuff. I’ve had the same 8oz set for a few years now. Keep it warm and it stays good.

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#4 posted 710 days ago

System 3 or Smooth-on 5minute

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#5 posted 710 days ago

I have used System 3 Mirror Coat and a product called Envirotex, commonly found at craft stores. Both have worked fine. I now use the Envirotex more as I can get it locally at the Pat Catan’s craft store only a few miles from the house.

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#6 posted 710 days ago

Thanks for the replies. I will check them out.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#7 posted 709 days ago

I use the System 3 but for small splits and to stabilize knots, I use Titebond Instant Bond (thick formula). It seems quicker and less messy for these small tasks. I usually sandd with 220-320 just as it is setting. This colors it nicely and the heat from sanding sets it quickly.

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