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Repair Live Edge insect damage

by Keekee
posted 02-18-2017 09:39 PM


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papadan

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#1 posted 02-18-2017 09:53 PM

Clean away any loose material with a wire brush. For a small spot just use CA and larger areas inject epoxy into it. Keep the CA or epoxy inside the damaged area and it should have no affect on your finish.

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#2 posted 02-18-2017 09:56 PM

Epoxy the voids, checks and weak areas, i would not fill all of the smaller holes that the beatles it gives it character. If it’s a finish like arm and seal with a oil you will not notice the epoxy it will blend.

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MrUnix

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#3 posted 02-18-2017 10:01 PM

LOL – just so you are aware, that ‘saw dust like substance’ is insect poop :)
Just google “Frass”

I work a lot of spalted wood, and those insect holes are everywhere. Sometimes I’ll just leave it in there and stabalize with thinned polyurethane… sometimes I’ll dig it out and fill with epoxy, either neat or tinted depending on the project. Either way, unless you are painting the thing, you will generally not be able to hide it completely and it will take on a different look than the rest of the wood when finishing.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: I’ll take frass over a larvae any day! Nothing worse than turning a piece, hitting one, and having bug guts sprayed all over the shop!

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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