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    Agree with above, once filled and polished barely noticeable, I've seen turned pieces where brass dust has been mixed with the CA to fill cracks and that can make some cool patterns- though this is a case of if you can't hide it make a feature of it.

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    I found Zap-a-Gap or Hotstuff to be great stuff. I have Zap-a-Gap in three different viscositys, I also bought the kicker to aid in bonding difficult materials, and speed set times to damn near instant, if needed.


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    Thanks Guys, I am going to try to fill them. I can see another handle headed to the junk bin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhenry View Post
    Thanks Guys, I am going to try to fill them. I can see another handle headed to the junk bin.

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    I filled and sanded a handle 3 times today just to have a piece come off while buffing.

    Some woods are just not so good and need some more stabilization from the CA glue.


    PS - Just say hell no to spalted anything.

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    I feel that spalting is a quality for decorative artwork that says "Yeah, I was willing to risk ruining the whole thing to make this look this insane". Sort of a "top that" material.


    Quote Originally Posted by mhenry View Post
    Thanks Guys, I am going to try to fill them. I can see another handle headed to the junk bin.
    If by "junk bin" you mean "Eamon's House" then sure. I only live a few hours away...shipping would be minimal!

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    If you are selling it I would fill the voids.If I was making it for myself I would leave it natural,I like the look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    I filled and sanded a handle 3 times today just to have a piece come off while buffing.

    Some woods are just not so good and need some more stabilization from the CA glue.


    PS - Just say hell no to spalted anything.
    Hey, I love the spalted stuff. May be a bit more work, but it's worth it. When it's almost rotten, it's the most beautiful

    Stefan

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    Got it done. Thanks for the info guys
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    Beautiful handle. Looks like everything turned out okay.

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