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181 days ago

I was flattening my work bench top with a router sled. Well Murphy’s law showed up and the sled fell off the guide rails. I now have a very nice 1 1/2 dia hole in my pretty new top. The top is made out of laminated 2X4s. Any suggestions to fix it and make it look decent?

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#1 posted 181 days ago

Drill a series of additional 1-1/2” holes, all evenly spaced, then make yourself some 1-1/2” bench dogs. (just kidding)

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#2 posted 181 days ago

How bad us it? Does it go all the way through? For a surface defect you could insert a Dutchman patch.

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#3 posted 181 days ago

It doesn’t go all the way through. I was thinking of making a patch out of epoxy mixed with saw dust but hoping there may be a better solution

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#4 posted 181 days ago

Put an inlay there to personalize it, or as already mentioned put in a Dutchman.

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#5 posted 181 days ago

I would insert a dowel in,grind it flat,done.

-- Ken from Ontario

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#6 posted 181 days ago

Make a patch of contrasting wood in some geometric shape to make it look like a decorative element.

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#7 posted 181 days ago

We all make boo-boo’s. As one person daid, make something decorative out of it and call it done on purpose….

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#8 posted 181 days ago

Great idea! Thanks

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#9 posted 181 days ago

Man, that’s too bad. A mistake like that is really a hit to the pride. Well, I did the inlay thing on a second hand desk I bought for my daughter to cover ink stains on the wood. For me it worked very well.

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#10 posted 181 days ago

Cover the top with a sheet of ply.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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#11 posted 181 days ago

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