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10-15-2012 09:01 AM

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Gidday, I was filing down the edges of this oak barometer we are making and it has a narrow split in it, now running almost right from one end to the other. Can this be fixed and if so, how? Tankly in advance. (3rd attempt at posting this, puter is as slow as a wet week.)

-- Its better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.


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#1 posted 10-15-2012 09:03 AM

I dont know it wont post the pic of it.

-- Its better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

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#2 posted 10-15-2012 11:47 AM

Without a picture it’s hard to say, but I’ve used epoxy and clamps to fix some pretty bad splits. Don’t squeeze the epoxy joint too hard and if there are any voids, use some sawdust in the epoxy to color it and fill the void. Good luck saving your work in progress. If it’s a surface crack, I use sawdust and super glue to fill any small cracks. Either method results in an almost invisible repair after sanding.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#3 posted 10-16-2012 01:44 AM

-- Its better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

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#4 posted 10-16-2012 01:45 AM

Got it posted then by the looks of it. If I keep using the file on it its going not far from breaking clean in two.

-- Its better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

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#5 posted 10-16-2012 01:50 AM

Glue and sawdust as mentioned above or add a decorative feature; rip a chunk right out of the middle and glue in some bloodwood or some other type of wood. Could also just drill out that section completely and fill with a decorative wood piece or partially drill and fill with a metal decorative piece. Being rounded as it is it could lend its self to something round like a compass rose.
edit: didn’t see your second post saying it goes all the way up the middle, crack it and glue it or rip and fill.

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#6 posted 10-16-2012 02:16 AM

I’ve had good luck putting a lot of Titebond 3 on the crack, apply the shop vac to the underside until the glue comes all the way through the crack, then clamp overnight.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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