How best repair a pitch pocket break in pine?

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Forum topic by Lee Barker posted 04-15-2013 09:35 PM 1279 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lee Barker

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04-15-2013 09:35 PM

I needed the piece and had nothing to lose so I tried polyurethane glue. It’s 7/8×1 1/2. The break is nearly 20 inches long.

The stick now bounces and has integrity. I can’t see risking it as something with load on it, but at least it’s intact, good enough for scribe mold on a rustic project.

Is there a better way to do this? I was skeptical that anything could stick to that much pitch.



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#1 posted 04-15-2013 11:02 PM

I’ve used super glue with good outcomes.

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#2 posted 04-16-2013 01:50 AM

I’ve used Titebond’s thick formula Instant Bond and epoxy. The epoxy worked the best as the “superglue” takes forever to cure when filling a gap.

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#3 posted 04-16-2013 02:06 AM

This looks like pine why not just make a new piece? If it’s just the challenge you want to accomplish why not just use a rabbiting bit on both sides and glue in a spline in place.

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