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Forum topic by oldnovice posted 07-06-2009 08:27 AM 3870 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-06-2009 08:27 AM

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Just like so many others, I was laid off in April and thought that is was the perfect time to finish one of my long term projects.

I am building a Roll Away tool cabinet out of son 100 year old oak and have it about 90% complete. I want to fill the grain on the sides and back (I completed the drawers some time ago). I started a project using Jasco natural paste filler and I found out, to my chagrin, that this filler is no longer available since Jasco has been acquired. I want something that will give me the same or better results and I am considering
either FAMOWOOD Trowel-Grade Grain Filler or Bartley Wood Filler (both of these are available in natural). I am not using any stain, just high gloss polyurethane, as this cabinet will be used in a CNC machine shop.

I am looking for advice from anyone with any experience and/or with either of the one above or a suggestion for another filler.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#1 posted 07-07-2009 02:20 AM

Hans, have you tried a search on the site. There are lots of posts on the topic of grain filler. I’m not much help on the subject but I’m sure you could find something with a search. If nothing else, maybe this post will get your question back up toward the top. Good luck.

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#2 posted 07-07-2009 02:30 AM

Hans I needed some filler for one of my students projects an was able to get Lowes paint department to order some . I’m sorry I don’t remember the brand but it worked great . There’s a product that Charles Neil uses called timbermate I think woodcraft sells it.

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#3 posted 07-07-2009 02:33 AM

Benwood wood filler by Benj. Moore Paint is by far my favorite woodfiller.

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#4 posted 07-07-2009 03:27 AM

Thanks to all of you for your help!
It’s time to get this project done and when it is I’ll show you the results!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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