Filling Oak Chipout Prior To Staining

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Blog entry by rab posted 12-24-2009 06:36 PM 858 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just getting into woodworking again and I have been working in red oak on an Arts & Cratfts style End Table . My current project had some tiny chipout areas from jointing and planing. l thought I had sanded them out but when I stained the piece with General Finishes Gel Stain it was very apparent where the chipouts were. They show up as very dark, as the gel stain gets in there and wont wipe out.


Is there a way to fill the chipouts that still allows staining?

Is gel stain the wrong choice in this application?

How do I minimize the chipout?

Is is easier to stain each individual piece (taping off the glue areas) and then assemble?

Guess I have to live with the current piece but would like to improve my technique for the next one.

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