|Forum topic by barringerwoodworks||posted 144 days ago||583 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
144 days ago
Unfortunately I have no pics to share of the problem yet but I’ll describe the situation in detail. Any advice is much welcomed.
Just built a miniature dovetailed blanket chest out of cherry. Some of the dovetails at the corner of the chest were a bit tight and when I drove them home, I got a hairline split at one of the pins. I smooshed some glue in there and clamped it tight. Seemed to be okay and silly me, I thought it wouldn’t be too visible. Since I really liked the grain pattern on that side of the box, I decided to make it the front! I used some Watco Danish oil for finish and when it went on, that crack showed up nice and vibrant like a big dog!
So, I’m thinking of using a sewing needle to surgically remove the glue and Watco finish that is now dried, from inside the crack. Then I’ll apply a wet rag and hot iron to it, causing the wood to swell and hopefully close it up.
Wood putty or filler stick would be the last resort.
I’ll post some pics Monday but in the meantime, anybody have a better idea?
-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA https://barringerwoodworks.squarespace.com