Crack in veneer.

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Forum topic by Aubster posted 07-31-2007 04:29 AM 1187 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-31-2007 04:29 AM

Topic tags/keywords: veneer crack

This is my first attempt at working with veneer, and I don’t have a vacuum press yet. I clamped it between to boards and used brick to give it good pressure in the center and around the edges. It looked fine after I took it out, but a day later this crack showed up. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
Anybody have any good advice on a way to fix, or hide this. Any help would be great.


-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.

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#1 posted 07-31-2007 04:40 AM

The only thing I can think of to fix it is to use a straight edge and scribe a line on each side of the crack
and after chipping it out try to find a matching piece of veneer to fill it in.

Other than that you could try some wax of the same color to mask it. Glue with some sawdust would
be visible after finishing. They have wax pencils at Lowes/Home Depot just for this kind of thing.

I see that you have other cross pieces there. Maybe you can route a groove and add another one.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 07-31-2007 06:25 AM

It might be possible to use a contrasting wood so you don’t hide the crack but make it visable by inserting a different color piece. Cut out the old and put in a different color.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#3 posted 07-31-2007 06:33 AM

Thanks for the advice guys, but while I was in the house writing this my wife was in the shop filling it in with wood putty. Oh well, she was just trying to help. I’ll show you how it comes out after I put the finish on.

Thanks again

-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.

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#4 posted 08-01-2007 03:02 AM

Hey, Gizmodyne’s wife helps him!
But she took a course from a professional.
She was trained in using wood putty.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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