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i like to make my own wood filler out of saw dust and glue. what glue do i use to mix it together that is stainable?    Denny

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denny1818844 wrote:

i like to make my own wood filler out of saw dust and glue. what glue do i use to mix it together that is stainable?    Denny


Wood glue and sawdust seems to work best with hide glue and aniline dye for coloring.

No 'stainable wood filler' takes color the same as actual wood.

 

Elmer's won't hesitate to disagree...

 

but...

 

http://miniatures.about.com/od/materialsforminiatures/fr/elmerstainable.htm

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Try that out on scrap first, I've never seen any of it (though I haven't tried the dye/hide glue approach) that worked  in a way I thought was good.

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fredhargis wrote:

 the dye/hide glue approach...


from the dad's dad days...

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 Any wood filler is not going to stain like the wood.    The best approach is to apply the stain or dye and one coat of the final finish, then match the filler to the finished wood.    Normally the filled area is just a small spot doing it this way instead of a larger splotch of glue on the wood surface.     Roly

 

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color matched Timbermate to the rescue..

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As stick said Timbermate is my favorite.

WOOD BURNER

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Wood filler is best used when thought of it like tile grout.  And don't use it atop bare wood.

 

Ignore the gap into and almost through the finishing process.  Once you have applied your stain and the first coat of topcoat you now have an actual color that's being shot for.  Select the best-match filler at THAT point, and fill the remaining gap in the same fashion you apply grout to the gaps in tile.  Go diagonal to the gap and fill as you need to.


Once dry add the remaining top coats to seal in and protect the filler.

 

And I'm also a stout user of Timbermate.  Very good stuff.

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timbermate? where can i  buy it    

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timbermate? where can i  buy it    


woodcraft...

better woodworking stores

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