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Forum topic by fazhou posted 12-08-2018 01:41 AM 427 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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fazhou

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12-08-2018 01:41 AM


So, I’m making my first Krenov plane and as I’m shaping it I come across the very misplaced knot. I did not see it beforehand. I actually really like the look of it but I’m worried it will open more, sacrifice integrity etc etc.
I could flood with CA but that wood uglify it. I could fill it with epoxy….both of the glue options necessitate a finish on the plane afterwards (just for aesthetics) but I was not planning on finishing it. I could shorten the front end (not ideal as I feel it’s a tad short already). Or I could leave it. Opinions? Thanks.!


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JADobson

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#1 posted 12-08-2018 01:49 AM

Try putting a little shellac around the crack, filling with ca or epoxy and then sand the shellac off. Should stabilize the crack and not look too noticeably off.

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#2 posted 12-08-2018 02:14 AM

I made a shelf one and it had a crack in it which I filled with a contrasting filler, looked super nice.

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