What to do to preserve this piece of walnut? Beeswax as a filler?

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Forum topic by Jacob posted 03-31-2013 04:52 AM 1039 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-31-2013 04:52 AM

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Picked this up today. Wondering what would work to deal with the center crack/checking. I would like to be able to use it for presentation for food, like cheese and crackers etc… would filling the cracks and checks with beeswax be a good idea? I’m not planing to use it as a cutting board tho.
I really want to try and keep the patina and overall used and abused look.


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#1 posted 03-31-2013 05:11 AM

Maybe tape off around the cracks and fill with epoxy. Remove tape and lightly sand. Then burnish with beeswax mixed with mixed with mineral spirits. Maybe try and find a piece of wood of the same species to make a sample to make sure this is the look you are after.

-- Paul, Duvall, WA

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#2 posted 03-31-2013 06:03 AM

Cut a 3” ring out of the center. Fill.

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#3 posted 03-31-2013 07:02 AM

Sand the underside, collect the sanding dust and then mix with a small amount of pva glue. When mixed together use as a filler. Lightly sand smooth when dry, then use a danish oil to finish ( if you are using it for food).

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