Friday, February 21, 2014

Restoration vs. Conservation vs. Repair and Finishing Too, a wood working blog stew

  This is that with which the day began, actually it began with three of these.  The cracks are so wide that I need to fill the gap before I can even begin to think about hiding it somehow.

  The cracks are so irregular that I decided I would soak hemp twine in glue and then i would force the twine into the gap.  I leave the twine to dry for at least 24 hours to make sure it is fully set then I begin trying to fill (hide) the crack.

  You can see the filled gap and the tinted glue. 


I still haven't decided what I am going to do about the big spilt in the top??

   It is a happy coincidence  that these two blogs came up on my computer in the last couple of days.  I like to share things that I find interesting and topical.

   Restoration Vs. Conservation, I am not doing either on this project, this time my work is out and out right repair.  Though I will still be trying to make the finish as best as I can so the repairs are too obvious.

  A Primer Primer  from Tom's Workbench introduced me to a shellac based paint primer. I will be trying that out on my next painted project, like Tom I like painted projects.  

1 comment:

  1. For the top, I would consider using West System epoxy. You can thicken it using an agent, and colour it with 423 graphite powder. A little duct tape to keep the epoxy where you want it, and the result will be nice.