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Feb 14th, 2008 at 1:34pm
 
Ok I know about the CA / Carpenter glue & sawdust (or ground coffee) trick, but I don't like the results (at least with the sawdust).  Does anyone know how the commercial wood fillers are made?  if so, would be a good idea to try and make your own using various woods or dyes for different colors.  Also...would be nice if the homemade stuff wouldn't get hard.  The commercial stuff, you just add water to it if it should start to dryup.  Anyone conquer this problem of crack filling?  I really want an easier way that isn't as frustrating to do.  Undecided

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Reply #1 - Feb 14th, 2008 at 4:53pm
 
For my personal use,I stay away from the commercial stuff.I use epoxy an sawdust.I usually just mix just enough for what I will use.Then if its not enough,I just mix a little more.I don,t use CA anymore than I have to as it liked to killed me last yr when I put some on some heavy burl I use.
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Reply #2 - Feb 14th, 2008 at 5:49pm
 
where or how do you get your sawdust?  I find mine is too coarse to use, doesn't fill the wood well, and how thick do you make your "paste?".  Do you make it thick enough, so that you grab it with your fingers & push it in the crack? or how exactly do you do it.  IF you happen to get a camera next time you mix some, I wouldn't mind a step by step photo explanation of how you mix it etc.....

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Reply #3 - Feb 14th, 2008 at 7:12pm
 
Bert,
I went to a local locksmith & have him save me the brass filings. They look great on wood (using Epoxy with it) or you can get crushed stone or other similar stuff from vendors. Check out CSUSA.

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Reply #4 - Feb 14th, 2008 at 7:15pm
 
I just started using the key filings also.  Works nicely with CA glue.
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Reply #5 - Feb 14th, 2008 at 7:19pm
 
Leo,
on small inclusions right I don't think it would last on large ones due to it gets brittle with age???
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Reply #6 - Feb 14th, 2008 at 10:35pm
 
Bert,

To mix and fill cracks check out Hobby Lobby for The fine touch palette knife.  They work pretty good.  I see that they now sell a five piece set for around 6 bucks.  The one that I use most has a 1/2" wide blade near the handle and tapers to a point.  You can use the wider spot for wider cracks and the point to force whatever filler into the crack or use the point for a narrow crack.  Hopes this helps.

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Reply #7 - Feb 14th, 2008 at 11:09pm
 
I've come to dislike using CA, even as a base for making my own filler, much the same as you have.  So I avoid using that concoction as much as possible.  I have had some success making fine dust of the debris that collects during the turning process by grinding the debris in a coffee/spice grinder.  They're fairly inexpensive so dedicating on to this process (I wouldn't use it for grinding edible products after using it for grinding wood chips, dust, of course) requires no great cash outlay.  I use VERY fine dust mixed with epoxy (heavy on the dust, light on the epoxy) and work it into cracks and crevices with any tool that works best for the particular job.  Toothpicks, dental tools, artists spatula, etc.
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Reply #8 - Feb 14th, 2008 at 11:57pm
 
Great tips all...if you know of any more, please enlighten me.

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I've come to dislike using CA, even as a base for making my own filler, much the same as you have.  So I avoid using that concoction as much as possible.  I have had some success making fine dust of the debris that collects during the turning process by grinding the debris in a coffee/spice grinder.  They're fairly inexpensive so dedicating on to this process (I wouldn't use it for grinding edible products after using it for grinding wood chips, dust, of course) requires no great cash outlay.  I use VERY fine dust mixed with epoxy (heavy on the dust, light on the epoxy) and work it into cracks and crevices with any tool that works best for the particular job.  Toothpicks, dental tools, artists spatula, etc.  

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Reply #9 - Feb 15th, 2008 at 5:05am
 
Bert check these out.

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Reply #10 - Feb 15th, 2008 at 8:56am
 
Those are cool...thanks for that!

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Reply #11 - Feb 15th, 2008 at 9:58am
 
When I had gap in a segmented ring I mixed epoxy with a drop of "Mixol" dye of the appropriate color and filled the gap. When turned and finished, you can't tell where the gap was.

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Reply #12 - Feb 15th, 2008 at 2:41pm
 
I haven't tried it yet, but I've wondered for some time if those ladies pancake makeup products sold at the drug store could be used as a base for crack filler.  Will they mix with epoxy?  Anyone want to try it and give us a report?
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Reply #13 - Feb 15th, 2008 at 2:59pm
 
What brand of epoxy do you guys use ?

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