Filling Termite eaten wood?

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Forum topic by tenderfoot posted 07-26-2013 06:38 PM 2262 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-26-2013 06:38 PM

I just slabbed a burl today and it turns out it got eaten up by termites. I have some good bits that are solid, but some have just one or two termite holes. Do you guys use a clear epoxy? I was thinking of getting a hard, clear, epoxy to fill. I don’t think super glue is going to cut it for this one. Pics to come.

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#1 posted 07-26-2013 07:48 PM

I would make sure that the termites are gone before finishing the job. A lot of times comes spring they will bore right through whatever you put on it. If the piece is small enough or your freezer big enough place it in there for a few days to ensure the ternites are dead. Good luck


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#2 posted 07-26-2013 08:26 PM

For some reason I keep having this mental picture of chewing on a piece of wood with termites crawling out of it. I know your title was not “Eating Termite Filled Wood” but that’s where my brain wants to go. . .Weird.

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#3 posted 07-26-2013 11:31 PM

They are all dead (microwaved the little turds) and I didn’t see any slabbing it. The wood also froze over the winter so Im not worried. Do you guys know any easy ways of filling it so it looks half decent? I don’t like the ideas of big dark lines from epoxy.

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#4 posted 08-08-2013 10:26 AM

We have also faced termite problems many times. We get rid of them by using proper Pest Control techniques and products.

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#5 posted 08-08-2013 01:44 PM

My great grandfather built a cabinet from old walnut with worm holes many yrs ago. He saved the sawdust from cutting and mixed it with glue to fill the holes. You can’t even find where the holes were now.

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#6 posted 08-08-2013 11:39 PM

I have filled holes and cracks in Mesquite with a mixture of “Z-Poxy” and blue chalk line chalk. Looks great. Almost like turquoise.

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