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Blog series by Rich updated 01-21-2019 01:41 AM 2 parts 6752 reads 14 comments total

Part 1: Using Epoxy Putty for Defect Repair

04-23-2018 02:04 AM by Rich | 12 comments »

When replying to posts about repairing defects or other voids in wood, I often suggest using epoxy putty. The problem with that is that unless someone has used epoxy putty before, it can seem intimidating. It’s really simple to use, and once you play around with it a little, you’ll find yourself using it more and more. It’s also extremely durable and can stand up to wear and moisture. Epoxy putty comes in a stick and is made up of two parts, as shown below. Think of i...

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Part 2: Going Digital for Color Matching of Filler

01-21-2019 01:41 AM by Rich | 2 comments »

I need to do a repair on a table top which involves matching the color of the filler to that of the surface. If you’re a male and — like most males — challenged when it comes to color perception (it’s a physiological reality — men are far more likely to be colorblind and women have far more acute color perception), then having help when trying to select the right color for a fill to do a repair is a huge benefit. Too often I pick a color and by the time I realize it’s not the right on...

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