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Old 11-17-2011, 06:29 AM   #1
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Is it possible to use sanding dust as hole filler? I'm wondering if there's some sort of compound I can mix with it to make it a paste and fill in nail holes?

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It is used all the itme, matches the wood best. Mix some saw or sanding dust with any wood glue(I use TitebondII), pack the hole to overflowing, and let it dry completely. Sand it offf and you are done.

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I keep a couple of peanut butter jars of sawdust with my woodworking tools, just for that purpose. As Bill said, it works great.
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It will fill the hole and match the bare wood, but I can't see it matching stain and it's a moot point if it's being painted
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the saw dust and glue trick has been in use for years, predating actual wood fillers.

the problem with using actual wood fillers is if the wood isnt finished yet the oil from the filler can stain the wood leaving a blotchy finish. when i fill nail holes i put my first coat of poly on first then fill the holes so i dont have to worry about the blotch issue
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the saw dust and glue trick has been in use for years, predating actual wood fillers.

the problem with using actual wood fillers is if the wood isnt finished yet the oil from the filler can stain the wood leaving a blotchy finish. when i fill nail holes i put my first coat of poly on first then fill the holes so i dont have to worry about the blotch issue
Unfortunately, most carpenters have to leave the filling to the finishers who, hopefully, know how to fill, or even to fill, period!
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unfortunately most carpenters aren't actually carpenters, their just guys working in the trade

they havent received any formal training where this sorta thing is taught

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