Bob Van Dyke Shop Tip: Use Epoxy to Fill Voids in Wood
Combine a 5-minute epoxy and black pigment to make a natural-looking filler
Traditional two-part epoxy is more than just a tough glue. For furniture makers, epoxy holds a number of uses beyond its adhesive qualities. From inlaying simple stringing effects to it’s use as a hardening agent for “punky” woods, epoxy is very versatile.
In this short video, Fine Woodworking contributor and Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking director Bob Van Dyke demonstrates a method for filling voids in wood using tinted epoxy. You’ll learn how to mix, apply, and smooth a filler that’s virtually indistinguishable from naturally occurring flecks of color in wood.
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