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Online Bugsysiegals

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Best Wood Filler
« on: September 15, 2019, 02:25 PM »
I’m working on some shop cabinets and accidental plunged all the way through the sides of the cabinets with the Domino. I don’t intend to hide the mistakes but before I can finish the cabinet I’d like to fill these holes and am wondering the best method/product(s)?

Some holes are in the Maple plywood and others are in the Walnut edge banding. Is there a wood filler which would match somewhat close to these colors? If not, would it make sense to fill with a wood filler of some sort near the surface and then mix wood glue and dust from the CT36 as a top coat to try and match more closely?  Any other thoughts?

Using the OF1100 to flush trim the edge banding, kids started running upstairs, distracted me, I let the router dip down, and gouged the to deep ... SMH.

Using 40mm Domino's and messed up the split of 25 for plywood side and 15mm for edge banding side.  Future Domino's will be 30mm to avoid this mistake.


« Last Edit: September 17, 2019, 09:02 AM by Bugsysiegals »

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Offline live4ever

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Re: Best Wood Filler
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 04:19 PM »

Good skill to practice.  Domino blowouts are a perfect use case.  DAMHIKT.
Current systainer to productivity ratio:  very high

Offline ScotF

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Re: Best Wood Filler
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 05:03 PM »
I use epoxy - both tinted and clear - System 3 quick cure is my choice for small gap filling and holes. Sands to same sheen as wood and oil finish goes over just fine.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Best Wood Filler
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2019, 05:56 PM »
Not seeing a photo, I think there are couple of ways to do this, one is to glue a domino in the hole sand it flush, the other is use wood bondo, I just thought of using a colored epoxy that dries rock hard you can color match to the wood.

Heres the link to the epoxy I was talking about

« Last Edit: September 15, 2019, 06:00 PM by jobsworth »

Online Bugsysiegals

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Re: Best Wood Filler
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2019, 04:20 PM »
Thanks for the replies, I’d not considered epoxy ... I’ll have a look at that!

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Best Wood Filler
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2019, 12:36 PM »
Its made by MoHawk Finishes. Dies very fast and is very strong. When I took one of their classes the Rep told us it can be used to repair screw holes in entry doors. Once it dries sand flush and its stronger than te base material, can be drilled and holds screws.

Plus it can be mixed and matched with other colors to match the color of the stain you are using.

Pretty good stuff.

I got a strike plate on my front door with a screw hole thats to big for the existing screw so Im going to use some to repair that.