|Forum topic by Jason King||posted 02-07-2015 10:19 PM||672 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
02-07-2015 10:19 PM
Question about how to best fill a crack (or at all?). I just finished gluing up a cradle for my new baby due in April – it is maple & has compound angled dovetails. Well just had a tail that was a bit too tight and it caused a stress crack in the pin board at the shoulder of the pin. The crack is about 3 inches long, very tight, and goes all the way trough the board.
Seems there is a lot of info about filling/repairing and am looking for suggestions. Should I do major surgery such as cut away & patch, use a butterfly key, or fill with CA, Titebond, epoxy, +/- sawdust, or not at all. I have two questions:
1. If left alone will it definitely be a problem later, e.g. continue to expand.
2. If i need to fill it, what is the best way since the crack is very tight and I fear it might be tough to get a filler in there.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions. Jason