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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 01-04-2013 10:54 PM 490 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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01-04-2013 10:54 PM

This is spalted maple.
As you can see, it had some sort of worm which bored through a lot of it.
I like the holes and would like to fill them with something.

Here is what I plan to do and what I’m looking for.
A light blue dye and some crushed red coral or maybe some either blue flakes or some other color.

I was toying with the idea of shellacing the whole piece before I introduce any glue for the fill so I need advice there, to shellac, or not to shellac first to fill the grain.

Second, I want to fill in these holes but I don’t want the filler to come flush, I want to use epoxy and colored stone to do the finishing but something has to fill those holes up. What?

I dare not turn it any deeper for fear it will break. The lip will be a little thinner though.

Any other advice is appreciated. I don’t want to mess this piece up, it’s pretty.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.


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#1 posted 01-04-2013 10:56 PM

Can’t see Russ.
Bill
OOPS! They just showed up.

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#2 posted 01-04-2013 10:59 PM

Epoxy and dust as a basic filler, then color after the primary fill is cured?
Whatcha think?
Bill

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#3 posted 01-04-2013 11:06 PM

Bill, That one hole goes all the way into the cup. I thought about taping that, then throwing in some red coral and getting it even on the tape, then hitting it with some thin CA glue, then filling it with maybe some wood filler puddy, letting all that dry, then filling in the top with epoxy and red coral.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#4 posted 01-05-2013 08:37 PM

same project for two posts. Body filler (bondo). Put it in and while it is in green set recess it back to your desired depth wit a pocket knife or another suitable tool. let it fully cure and Finnish as you wish with the epoxy and color.

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