Life as an Amateur Woodworker #29: Tip of the Day!!!

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Blog entry by PhilBello posted 10-20-2014 05:41 PM 1578 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The weather seems to have gone from bad to worse, at least the cars have stayed dry! So the only work I have been doing is reclaiming some mahogany timbers that were left in the garden by the previous owner, to rot, and after cleaning them up, they turned out to be well seasoned usable timber, which only needed a few nail holes filling, after which I have used them both for making window sills and shelving. All of which I have left natural, and used my home made beeswax polish to bring out both the colour and the grain.

Filling the nail holes took some time due to the number, but those who have read my previous posts, will know, I only seem to work with pine or mahogany, and I learned a tip years ago, which I have always followed, and that is when you are sanding wood, make sure to collect some of the fine sawdust (thank goodness for orange marmalade jars!);

Then when you need to fill a hole, mix some sawdust with glue and fill the hole, once sanded, it just looks like nothing more than a blemish, just remember to refill the jar next time you are sanding!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#1 posted 10-20-2014 07:09 PM


Might add that the saw dust particals should be very fine. I used some granual type pine. turned out badly. LOL! Now I remember to get fine dust if possible.

Good that you saved a tree.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 10-20-2014 07:34 PM

Thanks for pointing that out Tom, you are right, ‘fine sawdust’, I’ll edit the post! :)

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#3 posted 11-02-2014 05:11 PM

I dump my sander bag well really the filter, the bag is a joke;in a jar and get my fine saw dust.

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