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Forum topic by Mark Shultz posted 04-03-2020 02:36 AM 188 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-03-2020 02:36 AM

What do you all use to fill small cracks in stabilized or non stabilized pen blanks or knife scales?


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#1 posted 04-03-2020 05:12 PM

Medium thick CA glue should work. If cracks are large enough add fine sawdust to match wood first.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 04-03-2020 05:41 PM

Thanks Les. Any brand suggestions? I’ve not used CA before.

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#3 posted 04-03-2020 05:51 PM

Yep, super glue is what I use too. I prefer the thin stuff though for small cracks. If it’s large enough you can pack sawdust into it, then medium will work better.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#4 posted 04-03-2020 05:56 PM

any brand of ca will work ive used different brands never found a difference really.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 04-04-2020 11:57 AM

For larger cracks…
  • For similar/same colour, I keep a swag of fine shavings of most popular timbers which I mix/apply using CA,
  • For contrasting color, I use a paste of charcoal powder/CA for non-CA finishes and for CA finishes I use simple woodfiller as the CA will seal and strengthen it,


any brand of ca will work ive used different brands never found a difference really.

- pottz


Just don't stockpile.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#6 posted 04-04-2020 05:17 PM

I suggested the medium thick CA glue because it takes a minute or so for it to set up and that allows it to soak into the crack (or sawdust). For this application I also think most brands are acceptable. I use Stick Fast because the local WoodCraft store carries it in the 4.5 oz bottles.

I hardly ever use the thin glue for wood working EXCEPT when I’m filling a larger crack or hole with sawdust. Then I use both glues. First the thin and immediately the medium. The thin acts as a wicking agent for the medium and I get better penetration into the sawdust.

I too save different wood sawdusts in small containers. I usually collect it with my orbital or belt sanders which have dust collecting bags attached.

-- Les B, Oregon

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