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    Wood Putty vs Wood Filler?

    What applications would each be used? Examples please.

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    Filler cures hard -- to the point that you can sand it. Putty stays soft for a long time. It never gets hard enough to sand.

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    ...and neither is a good choice if you can use slivers of wood to invisibly fill any gaps in joinery, etc. Neither will ever, ever look like wood.
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    The most expensive tool is the one you buy "cheaply" and often...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Becker View Post
    ...and neither is a good choice...
    This. I can't think of a good use for filler, unless you're just going to paint over a small flaw.
    "Anything seems possible when you don't know what you're doing."

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