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Thread: Grain filler and hand planing?

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    Grain filler and hand planing?

    Iím idly thinking of future projects, and it got me thinking. If you have a project that you want to use, say, crystalac clear grain filler on, and youíre trying to avoid the dreaded orbital sander, how do you go about it? It seems to me running a smoother over dried grain filler would be gross.

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    Ah, that makes sense. Thank you.

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    Also consider only using the filler after final surface planing. That way you fill any tear out etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Allen1010 View Post
    Also consider only using the filler after final surface planing. That way you fill any tear out etc.
    Not sure that's a good idea. It's not like bondo and using it to fill tear out could easily be a problem over the years. It's only made to fill tiny wood pores. Having tear out in the first place is not acceptable in my shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Coers View Post
    Having tear out in the first place is not acceptable in my shop.
    Brave talk Richard. If you can work gnarly wood and never have tear out my hat is off to you.

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