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#1 posted 02-14-2019 11:03 PM

i thought you were gonna show us how you make bow ties.so what was your point?

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#2 posted 02-14-2019 11:14 PM

My bad no it’s my first one, I want know if the places I pointd out need bowties and if the locations we’re ok. And unsur about the future or the knot on the side edge

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#3 posted 02-16-2019 12:23 AM

hey sorry I didn’t pay close enough attention to what you were asking.yeah I would put a bow tie or maybe two across each large crack you pointed out,the knot at the bottom and the one in the middle I wouldn’t put a bow tie on a knot but I would fill the large cracks with epoxy tinted to whatever color you like,i usually go with dark brown or black and soak the tiny cracks with thin ca glue.well that’s my 2 cents worth on what id do,hope this helps,and welcome to lumber jocks.please don’t hesitate to ask questions,as I said I wasn’t listening very well.

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#4 posted 02-16-2019 01:00 AM

Thin can glue?

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#5 posted 02-16-2019 03:02 AM



Thin can glue?

- Patrickgeddes14


no.thin ca glue-or super glue-cyanoacrylate glue.

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#6 posted 02-18-2019 05:55 PM

Yes. 1 bow tie in each of the 2 cracks on the left about 2-3” from the edge, not one big one cross both, not because it wouldn’t work, but because IMO it would not look esthetically pleasing. No bow ties in the knots.

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#7 posted 02-18-2019 05:59 PM

You can also cover/patch the knots with a dutch-man

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#8 posted 02-18-2019 07:03 PM

Patrick – you mentioned that you want to fill the cracks with black epoxy.
unless someone else has a better suggestion, (and they probably do),
this is what I would do first.
seal around the top edges and partially inside the crack walls with clear epoxy.
let that cure – then pour the black epoxy. this will prevent the black from
creeping into the wood pores and fibers, wicking along the grain.
after a good scraping and sanding, you will be pleased with the results.
depending on the amount of epoxy you are working with, if it is a metal can,
I take pliers and bend a deep “V” to form a funnel edge. if using a paper cup,
pinch it into the same shape. this allows you to control the flow into the area
that you want it to go and not all over the places you don’t want it.
control the bubbles with the traditional torch method.


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