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texantrinity

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04-22-2019 12:50 PM

Brand new to this forum.

I am working on this table and have several surface cracks I’m seeking suggestions on how to tackle. Resin doesn’t seem to be doing the trick so wondering if anyone more seasoned than I have advice?

The holes are so thin that the resin wasn’t going down into them. Maybe I just need to flood it and then sand it again but hoping there’s an alternative idea!

TIA.


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tynewman

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#1 posted 04-22-2019 01:32 PM

I would say to stick with resin because you already started with that. A little heat will decrease the viscosity and it will run in a bit better, I use a heat gun. I’ve used the air compressor to blow glue into a crack as well, never tried it with resin. They do make dark glues that might be easier.

-- Ty

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#2 posted 04-22-2019 01:40 PM

+1 to a little heat. I’ve had good luck with a heat gun but you can also set your resin container into a large pot of hot (not boiling) water and make kind of a poor mans double boiler. I’ve also used some oral syringes to give glue/resin a little extra “velocity” and squirt it into the cracks… with varying degrees of success. You can find a pack of these plastic oral syringes at most drug stores or on amazon.

Lastly, if the crack goes all the way through the top, you can stick a shop vac on the other side and “pull” the resin into the crack. Not sure if this applies to you though.

-- Tyler - Central TX

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#3 posted 04-22-2019 01:41 PM

Do the cracks run through to the other side? I’ve heard of some folks on here using a shop vac on the other side to “pull” the resin into the cracks, though proceed with caution should you take that route.

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#4 posted 04-22-2019 01:49 PM

Putty knife…

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hkmiller

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#5 posted 04-22-2019 02:03 PM

Used colored super glue

-- always something

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#6 posted 04-22-2019 03:11 PM



Used colored super glue

- hkmiller

Similar to this, when repairing guitar fret boards, have sanded with fine paper, then force the sawdust into the crack, and drop some thin CA and let it wick into the sawdust.

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#7 posted 04-22-2019 03:38 PM

Sawdust and CA glue has always been the first attempt at filling those cracks.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#8 posted 04-22-2019 06:51 PM

If the crack goes through, get some extra thin dental floss (forget how they designate that but it’s for teeth that are real close together)(make sure it isn’t waxed). Then put the resin on top and draw it through like flossing your teeth. I use this all the time for checks on the end of a board.

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texantrinity

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#9 posted 04-22-2019 10:24 PM

Thanks! I tried the glue and sawdust thing. We shall see! Some good suggestions. I’ve never heard of the floss one. :)

Legit tried resin like 4 times,

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