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Mixing glue (shellac)with
sawdust for filler
I've heard of the technique of mixing glue with sawdust for use as a filler.
I presume this would be to obtain a "more stainable" filler.
Can anyone tell me how well this works, the kind of glue, etc?
The glue will distort the stain color and leave a blotching look to
I got a tip from a Professional Finisher that I've been using for
over a year now and it works great.
It's also easy and stain will work well with this.
Take a piece of scrap from the project and sand it with 120 on the
ROS or Belt Sander and trap the dust generated. Get a good enough pile.
Pour that dust into a paper bowl.
In a separate bowl, pour some Shellac.
Start off with a small amount.
Wear gloves and start puting some of the sawdust into the Shellac
and use your fingers to mix it.
Keep adding dust and/or Shellac til you get a soft ball.
A little softer than the wood fillers in a can.
(Working the mix will evaporate the alcohol in the Shellac
which will start that ball to dry.)
When you get that soft ball, take a little bit and fill the
area that needs it.
Work it in pushing it into the area.
It's OK if it's a little proud of the wood surface.
You can sand it later when it dries.
Let it sit overnight, sand it smooth, and you're ready to stain.
Works everytime for me.
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