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Bill Berklich

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08-04-2018 10:57 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hall table router repair mistake filler

Minor bobble with my router. I’m making a hall table, Pine with a maple strip inlay

And the router wandered a bit.

So now I have a divot 3/16” wide about 3/8” long and 1/4” deep. No finish (so far) on the maple and just Jacobean stain on the pine. The Maple is not yet glued in.

My first thought is to chisel a chunk out, glue a new piece in, level it and stain it. Any other thoughts?

-- Bill - Rochester MI


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#1 posted 08-04-2018 11:19 PM

Since it’s not glued it’ll be easy to cut a piece that matches the pine. Glue it in and trim it flush with the router and no one will be the wiser.

Don’t do any chiseling. You don’t want straight, square edges between the top and the patch since that will catch the eye. Just trim the patch to fit that contour.

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#2 posted 08-04-2018 11:36 PM

Due to where it’s located you could put a decorative piece in all 4 corners. That would hide the “flaw” with no actual repair needed

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#3 posted 08-04-2018 11:54 PM

Both great ideas.

I’d showcase it on all four corners.

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#4 posted 08-05-2018 12:02 AM

Burn it and rebuild it in alder.

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#5 posted 08-05-2018 12:58 AM

I would glue a piece back in very easy fix. But what about all the chips missing on the end grain. That would catch my eye more than anything.

-- Aj

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#6 posted 08-05-2018 03:51 AM

The patch idea and the corner inlays will both work. You also do a secondary inlay all around the inside of the maple inlay with another species of wood.

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#7 posted 08-05-2018 04:01 AM

My first thought is to chisel a chunk out, glue a new piece in, level it and stain it. Any other thoughts?

- Bluenote38


+1 Maybe with some matching filler added.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#8 posted 08-05-2018 04:06 AM

Try this method out, very good blog by Rich with clear instructions and pictures.

http://lumberjocks.com/RichTaylor/blog/121721

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#9 posted 08-05-2018 04:07 AM



Burn it and rebuild it in alder.

- TheFridge

ROFLMAO, saw that coming!!!!

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#10 posted 08-05-2018 09:39 PM


Burn it and rebuild it in alder.

- TheFridge

Ditto!!! Too funny…

ROFLMAO, saw that coming!!!!

- woodbutcherbynight


-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#11 posted 08-06-2018 12:00 PM


Burn it and rebuild it in alder.

- TheFridge

ROFLMAO, saw that coming!!!!

- woodbutcherbynight

Ditto – too funny! Mostly because I was so PO’d when it happened that I actually thought about shoving it in the burn pile.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#12 posted 08-06-2018 12:24 PM

I would glue a piece in but be careful with the glue as it usually does not take stain.

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#13 posted 08-06-2018 06:47 PM

If you patch it you’ll probably have a hard time matching both grain and stain with pine. I’d either add an additional inlay or some other decorative element. Others mentioned doing that in all four corners but I think it would add something just being in one corner. Of course, that all depends on what sort of decoration you add.

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