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Subject: Wood fillers

Wood fillers

From: Carlos Dion de Melo Teles <dion>
Date: Monday, November 25, 2002
Jeremy Wells <jeremy [at] wells__net>

>I'm working on restoring a wooden window. Much of the exterior of
>the window has moderately deep (.25 inch) checks on the weather side
>creating a rough surface. My goal is to smooth the surface without
>removing the wood by using a filler. ...

I just though about something else to fill the wood checks: bee wax.

I have used it as a brute brick, soften up with heat. I have painted
over with verneer (polyurethane verneer) and it is holding well
since (2 years, indoors). This ought to be easily reversible and
have been traditionally used in Brazil before the PVA fillers came
to the stores. Maybe you should give it a try.

(Material Eng. - Brazil)

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