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#1 posted 12-07-2018 03:12 PM

A couple of pointers on epoxy, if I may: Epoxy is the proper product to use in this instance. However, if you are using it to fill the boo boo in your first photo, don’t expect the repair to “disappear”. As mentioned, end grain will be hard to match. You may find that leaving the epoxy clear will give the best result. However, if you chose to add some sanding dust for color, doing it sparingly will probably work the best. I’ve found that leaving the epoxy with some translucence blends best.
Keeping the epoxy warm with a light bulb or heat lamp will make it cure faster and better. Also, 5 minute, 60 minute, or what ever formulation you use will set up within the stated time, but it will not be fully cured. Let it cure for 8 hours or more, depending on the formulation, before sanding or cutting.

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