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Joe Weaver

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169 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question walnut

I have a real nice piece of walnut that I would like to make a cutting board out of. My question is the piece of walnut has some cracks in it. I use tribond 3 with is non toxic. and water proof. Can I fill the cracks with titebond 3 and rub walnut sawdust in the crack. Would it be safe to use?
Thank you
Joe

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#1 posted 169 days ago

IMHO it will be safe, but might be a bit hard on your knives. the glue dries to be very hard and will dull knives very quickly. Also make effort to mask around the crack while filling with glue as the excess glue will create an area with different finish (It will repel the oil). Alas, i have no good solution for this. how wide is the crack? can you send pic?

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#2 posted 169 days ago

Here are pictures both sides

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#3 posted 169 days ago

It is very pretty… My suggestion would be to either leave it as it is or fill it carefully like you suggested and use it as a serving, not cutting board. maybe cutting bread. another option would be to route a circular place for bowl over the knot and use it for serving dips.

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#4 posted 169 days ago

For cracks this size… I use a 2 pack epoxy… when dry it sands very well and there is only a very small area of epoxy left to show…most finishes are food safe after curing for 7 days.

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#5 posted 168 days ago

yes use epoxy color it with fine sawdust from 220 sanding and all will be good

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#6 posted 168 days ago

Black epoxy would offer a very nice contrast in walnut. So, instead of trying to hide the cracks, you might consider featuring them.

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#7 posted 168 days ago

I use CA. ethyl-2-cyanoacrylate is a lot safer than methyl 2-cyanoacrylate. I lay down some thin then just start sanding with 150 grit while the CA is still setting up. You can’t even tell the cracks where there.

This won’t do much if they are structural – like crappy glue-ups for example but should work well for what you have there.

That’s a sweet looking piece of walnut

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