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Posted on Are cracks like this in QSRO common?

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#1 posted 01-01-2019 02:10 PM

I’ve seen that before in both red and white oak. I wouldn’t say that it is common but it is also not unusual. The cracks can be fixed if they are not all of the way through the board. In the first pic, you can inject a little bit of glue under the edge of the crack and then clamp it. Liquid hide glue is better than alaphatic resin glue for this as it is more compatible with most finishes. Sand it out and it will be invisible. Similarly in the second pic put some glue in the crack and then sand it to add dust to the filler, should be nearly invisible. If you carefully lay out your project so that both of these defects are on a less visible part of the project, like the inside of a cabinet or the back side of a drawer front, you won’t have to waste the wood.

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