Fixing cracks

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Jimbob
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Fixing cracks

Post by Jimbob » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:07 pm

In case you can't get rid of a crack, here's something that might work for you.

This is something that finally worked in repairing cracks and where the seam between the lamination in my coverboard opened up.
I tried famowood filler, epoxy, many coats of varnish and nothing worked. I also had a couple of stress cracks on my king plank that would not go away with many coats of varnish. Not to be beat, I kept trying and came up with something that worked perfectly.

I carved out the crack with carving tools to a depth that would take the filler. The filler that I used was an epoxy filler that can be smoothed out with water, and sets in about 5 minutes. Next was to sand the filler even with the surrounding area. The filler won't take stain so I mixed up some acrylic paint to match the stain and grain and sprayed it on the filler line with an air brush. After all of that, I sprayed a number of varnish coats.

Below are some pics.

Jim
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The completed repairs.
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The unfilled groove on the left and the epoxy filled in the groove on the right before sanding even.
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The carving tools (they make a "v" shaped groove) and the product I used.
Jim Neeley
Building a Barrelback in Sacramento, CA
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Re: Fixing cracks

Post by vupilot » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:43 pm

Pretty slick idea with the airbrush!

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