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    wood filler question

    hey guys,what wood filler works best for filling nail holes,cracks,and the all too often mistakes.incedently,when someone asks,what i am making in the shop,my reply is far too often '' mistakes mostley''.any advice on this would be much appreciated. thanks

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    Re: wood filler question

    I've used the Famowood that they sell at Lowe's with good success. I pick the color closest to the wood I am using and then mix it with a little of the choosen stain (if it's being stained) and it works well. Although I try to avoid having to use something like that all together...but usually fail

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    Re: wood filler question

    I usually try to keep the holes I create to a real minimum by using pocket screws or biscuits, but when I must use nails, I use the smallest ones possible -- I prefer to use 18 Ga brad nails versus finishing nails -- and keep the heads below the surface. If the wood is going to be painted, I use latex caulk or spackle to fill the holes and keep any off the surface. Otherwise, I use Famowood or Minwax Wood Putty (if I can closely match color). I have also mixed very fine sawdust from the wood I'm using (random orbital sander 220 or 320 grit output) with fast setting epoxy and filled holes.

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    Re: wood filler question

    famowood as well. Be sure to get some of the solvent with it as the stuff dries out quick.

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    Re: wood filler question

    Acetone works great as a solvent for the Famowood..it does dry up very quickly , I've never finished a can without having to add some acetone to soften it again.
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    Honestly Honey, that will cost around $100 $150 $200, and I need a few more tools.

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