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Fjgold

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02-11-2014 01:09 PM

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I have a turning that has many checks and voids in the wood. I would like to fill these with a bright color material but not crushed stone or metal. What should i use – epoxy? CA glue? and how to add the color agent.
Any help or thoughts would be appreciated.
Fred

-- Fred, Los Angeles


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#1 posted 02-11-2014 01:50 PM

Inlace is a pretty common filler found at Woodcraft, Craftsupplies, and other wood hobby stores. It’s a plastic powder or granules, comes in colors and you just put it in the crack, pour in some CA, and then turn it smooth. Depending on the crack or void, it’s not as easy as I just wrote. Larger voids might need to be backed up with masking tape, or something that can be turned off. Hopefully others will chime in with their methods of filling voids and cracks…....... Jerry (in Tucson)

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#2 posted 02-11-2014 03:45 PM

Jerry,
Thank you – i will look into it.
Fred

-- Fred, Los Angeles

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#3 posted 02-12-2014 01:35 AM

Epoxy with some colored filler in it. Strong strong. Do not use the 5 minute epoxy.

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#4 posted 02-12-2014 04:09 PM

Thank you

-- Fred, Los Angeles

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#5 posted 02-12-2014 04:19 PM

Something to keep in mind, CA glue is clear, epoxy is muddy. You can color epoxy with food coloring though.

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#6 posted 02-12-2014 09:29 PM

I often use gap filling CA mixed with sanding dust from the piece.
Cheers

-- Glen

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#7 posted 02-12-2014 09:31 PM

Thanks Glen. I need the color though

-- Fred, Los Angeles

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#8 posted 02-12-2014 10:11 PM

Try coffee grounds and CA…..... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#9 posted 02-13-2014 01:42 AM

I have used sanding dust and ca glue, works really well. I add a drop of glue, pack it with sawdust then add another drop of glue on top.

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#10 posted 02-13-2014 01:53 AM

Depending on the size of the crack or flaw, I used superglue and saw/sanding dust….or epoxy and sanding dust. This was what Sam Maloof and many respected woodworkers preferred as well.

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#11 posted 02-13-2014 02:00 PM

A two part epoxy will work well ca glue will dry too fast and to color it you should be able to use a pigment die. I have purchased powder and liquid pigment due off amazon.

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#12 posted 02-13-2014 03:30 PM

Thank you all for the advice. I really appreciate the input.

-- Fred, Los Angeles

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