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Forum topic by Pabs posted 06-08-2018 05:13 AM 550 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Pabs

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06-08-2018 05:13 AM

hey all

So I’m doing this project for a friend. it’s going to be a towel rack. constructed the piece using finger joints. I also wanted rounded corners (inside and outside). so I assembled the whole thing and was sure I thought of every scenario. Turns out I missed one thing. my fingers on the bottom bottom board weren’t wide enough to round off and end up flush. here’s a pic . notice how there’s cavities left over in the joint.
I need ideas on how to “fix” this. I won’t be staining , just clear coat. I though about putting putty there to make even and smooth but not sure how well that would come out. any ideas on how to fix this?

-- Pabs


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#1 posted 06-08-2018 05:29 AM

You need some sort of a fill. I’d go with either epoxy putty, or Timbermate. Careful touch up with Prismacolor pencils will render them almost invisible.

I did a blog post a while back that may be useful. http://lumberjocks.com/RichTaylor/blog/121721

The blog post is much more involved than you will have to deal with but the basic concept is the same.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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#2 posted 06-11-2018 01:14 PM

I went the way of wood epoxy (PC woody). sanded off the excess last night and this is what it looked like. I may just leave it like that without trying to color match. almost looks like it was designed that way :)

-- Pabs

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#3 posted 06-12-2018 01:10 AM

That looks great. Nice work.

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