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How to repair breakout at the intersection of two through-mortises (inside the joint)?

You don't need to repair this. You're using a tusk tenon, so basically everything is going to be held in place by the wedge. With a different style of M&T joint, secured with glue, one could ...
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Hot melt wood filler sticks for glue guns

This blog/ad mentions two wood filler products, one of which can be sanded/trimmed. It's outrageously expensive, but it was the only one I could find. Try adding "polyamide" to your search, as I ...
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How to fix white splotches on pine from wood filler?

Now that I've finished sanding, there are quite a few spots that have white splotches from the wood filler That looks like something you get almost always when sanding wood that isn't absolutely ...
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Voids, epoxy and staining compatibility

Should I look for another way to fill the void? This is a matter of opinion but I don't think so. Epoxy is one of the best, if not the best, materials to fill voids and fallen knots. It has become ...
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Voids, epoxy and staining compatibility

It's a knot. Or at least you are treating it like a knot. Knots don't match final finish color in virtually all cases. The basic approach - fill with black epoxy. Trying to be subtle but it won't ...
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Filling large gaps

Caulk would work well. Anything will work - acrylic, painters, silicone, whatever you have on hand. You can caulk from the outside or from the inside of the enclosure. Your suggestion for duct tape ...
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Refinishing - how to deal with streaking caused by a filler used by a previous owner?

That wood is in really rough shape and FYI many pros would advise that it doesn't make economic sense to try to fix it up, although it might seem sacrilegious they'd recommend striping out the old and ...
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How do I fill teak

If the chunks are small, you can try to fill with some epoxy mixed with sawdust while if the chunks are big or affect a decent portion of a strip of teak, probably the only real solution is to replace ...
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Fixing small knot hole in pine -- compatible with oil finish

I don't think doing a sawdust + epoxy/shellac/glue filler will sit well with an oil finish Actually they're fine. Fills don't have to absorb the oil in the same way as the surrounding wood, ...
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Fixing table crack and ridge

Like some of the comments said, the first thing to do is to determine why the cracks opened up in the first place. Broadly, there are two potential causes. Either seasonal movement was not being ...
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Can I use a hardening wood filler over softer wood putty on a walnut island?

Can I use a hardening wood filler over softer wood putty on a walnut island? It would be much better to remove a soft filler and fill any holes from the bottom up with a hard filler, otherwise you ...
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Can I use a hardening wood filler over softer wood putty on a walnut island?

I would consider removing the current filler/putty and filling the knots with a colored epoxy. There are tints, described by their distributors as being "food-safe" which are sold ...
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Necessity of using an accelerator with CA glue?

It is not necessary to use an accelerator with CA glue. It is just that, an accelerator. Thick glue in a wide joint will take a few minutes or more to set, but with the accelerator it's cured in a ...
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When is using melted wax filler preferred over wood putty?

Melted solid wax as a filler seems like it can provide a good color match and apparently a sufficiently strong/hard surface for a lot of repairs. Yup. And sometimes expedience is king. Because wax ...
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To Resin or Not To Resin (Cracked Gum Wood)

I'm by no means an expert but did a very similar project recently, so here's my thoughts/suggestions: Will filling cracks with resin visually add or detract? Obviously a matter of taste, but the ...
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To Resin or Not To Resin (Cracked Gum Wood)

Just read over my Answer and TL;DR warning I guess! Will filling cracks with resin visually add or detract? Totally a personal call. Some people don't mind open cracks (somewhat depending on how ...
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Making wood filler? - Pine + Glue

There is no reason to worry about a ratio, I suggest mixing it until its pasty, and it won't run.
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Filling crack in walnut table top

Another word for the butterfly joint is a Dutchman. Looking this up may give you more examples of how to use it. Here you are creating bigger hole to match a small piece of wood that is a size of your ...
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Filling crack in walnut table top

Welcome Ethan. Where splits are linear, I would consider a butterfly or other brace, but when the split is around circular grain, I'm sure it's usable. Worth a try, I suppose. A "butterfly" is a ...
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Options for filling drill holes

The exact species isn't critical but from the centre of the one stair visible it's common softwood, possibly "European redwood" which is another name for Scots pine, pinus silvestris. The dark colour ...
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How to fill in holes and gaps after applying polyurethane

Apply several coats of polyurethane in the recessed areas, using a small brush. It will take you an obscene amount of time because you will have to wait for it to cure between coats. You will need to ...
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Is there a practical way to cut off a piece of a live edge slab, and then seamlessly rejoin it?

Typical laser engraving places don't have the right equipment for this, but larger custom fabricators with large CNCs will often have a laser head that could do this. That said, it would be fairly ...
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Is there a practical way to cut off a piece of a live edge slab, and then seamlessly rejoin it?

You may want to consider contacting the Darkly Labs people. Their Kickstarter project for the Emblaser v1 created a laser engraver and low power cutting machine that uses a flat piece of metal for the ...
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