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Offline dicktill

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filling a very narrow crack
« on: June 18, 2018, 07:43 PM »
Hi all,

I'm making a small table top for my camper van. I bought a single piece of Cherry 25 x 29 x 5/4 (!), and noticed that it had a crack down the length of it when I got it home. The crack went all the way through it, and it took very little force to open it completely. I used Titebond II glue on both surfaces, and clamped it together. Later I whittled it down to 19 x 26 x 3/4 (track saw, then router sled), and then sanded it to P240. But I can still find and feel the crack on both faces with my fingernail, although it is very narrow, perhaps 0.010" or less. What can I use to fill/seal this?

TIA, Dick

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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: filling a very narrow crack
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 10:30 PM »
The glue is harder than the wood. Try a glue scraper on the line, resand.

Tom

Offline dicktill

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Re: filling a very narrow crack
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 10:47 PM »
The glue is harder than the wood. Try a glue scraper on the line, resand.

Tom

WOW, never occurred to me that it might be positive material rather than a crack! It was, and a scraper made quick work of it.

Thanks a bunch, Dick

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: filling a very narrow crack
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2018, 08:10 AM »
The glue is harder than the wood. Try a glue scraper on the line, resand.

Tom

You have a crystal ball?  [scared]
Mario

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: filling a very narrow crack
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2018, 08:22 AM »
The glue is harder than the wood. Try a glue scraper on the line, resand.

Tom

You have a crystal ball?  [scared]

If that is what experience is now referrefed to as...

Tom

Offline leakyroof

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Re: filling a very narrow crack
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2018, 08:39 AM »
The glue is harder than the wood. Try a glue scraper on the line, resand.

Tom

You have a crystal ball?  [scared]

If that is what experience is now referrefed to as...

Tom
  After years of doing the job, now certified as 'Crystal Equipped'...... [poke]
Not as many Sanders as PA Floor guy.....