Fixing Common Woodworking Mistakes
Fixing common woodworking mistakes generally isn’t a big deal. Even though we never make mistakes our self, this is something that always happens to the other guy. Woodworking mistakes to a beginner can be very devastating thinking his project is a write off.
The good news is that 99% of common woodworking mistakes can be repaired leaving them in most cases undetected.
The most common things you will need to repair mistakes in wood are glue and a quality water base color match wood filler. The water base filler will take stain to hide the repair in most cases.
Types Of Common Mistakes
- Having Tare Out:- perhaps while using the router, a chip is pulled out of the wood. This is easily repaired if you can find the missing chip and simply glue it back in place. A bit of sanding and the job is done. But if you can’t find the chip, the location of the chip may have to be enlarged and a larger piece of wood glued in place. A bit of planing and some sanding usually corrects the problem.
- Mortise Misplaced:- mortise in the wrong location, no problem. Cut a piece of color match wood the right size to glue and drive into the mortise. Plane off excess and sand.
- Wood Dents:- wood dents are nothing more than compressed wood fibers that react well to water and steam. Simply put a little water in the dent, cover with a wet cloth and apply some heat with an iron. This causes the fibers to swell and expand. when dry, simply sand lightly.
- Deeper Dents:- sometimes a dent is to deep to iron out so a color match water base wood filler is the answer. Fill the void with filler, let dry and sand smooth.
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