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It seems that your pieces of wood have shifted somewhat since you started drilling. If you can eyeball the 3 pieces to see which one(s) seem out of line, use one or more clamps to persuade the wayward one back into position. Once you have lined them back up, you should be able to get the bit out and, without removing the clamps, drive your dowel into the ...


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Thanks for the comments and suggestions all. I fed some linseed oil down the auger bit and using an adjustable spanner (with a long handle for leverage) was able to turn the bit anticlockwise. The more I turned, the easier it became thanks to the oil. I reattached the drill and whilst activating the drill, and was able to pull the bit free from the jam and ...


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You can do what you want by merely thinning white wall paint with water1. It's not a perfect way to do this2 but it works. However the adhesion of the diluted paint may end up highly compromised, and additionally the coating is very thin, so in general it would be extremely easy to wear through or damage a finish such as this in other ways. Merely dragging ...


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Wood filler will stick to primer just fine. Fill the places that need filled, sand, prime again if you think it's needed, and paint. It will take quite a few coats of primer or paint to even out the grain, and it'll never look totally perfect. You're much better off using a filler material first.


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Will Rubio alone give me a good seal and finish? These are really two separate things. The finish is about aesthetics — how do you think it makes the wood look? So nobody can answer that for you. You've indicated you're planning on testing the finish out on a scrap or two and you'll see then1. Now as to the sealing aspect, Rubio would have consumers ...


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Green oak at 2 inches will move 'a lot' as it dries out. If you constrain it with coach bolts or whatever, then it will split - it may well do that anyway, all dependant on the grain of the original. Almost certainly it will twist, and that's almost impossible to stop. All is not lost though. Sanding is out, it will just shred and clog the abrasive. Don't ...


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