Filling gaps with wax?

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    kevinjames
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    I seem to remember Paul filling in some portions of a project with a bit of wax. Does anyone have experience with that? I’d like to get to a point where my joinery is flawless, but until then I’d hate to scrap a project because of a slight imperfection. Thanks for any advice.

    Kevin

    #129353
    George Fulford
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    I haven’t heard of using wax to fill gaps. The trick I use mostly is to take some sawdust of the wood I’m cutting, mix it with a little wood glue and make a paste/putty to fill in the gap. This usually works pretty well for small gaps, for larger ones I don’t know. I’ve also heard of using handplane shavings of the same wood to fill slight gaps.

    I’d be interested to hear the one about wax, though.

    #129354
    kevinjames
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    George,

    Thanks for the reply. After a bit more searching I found the answer to my question from Master Sellers himself. The comment was made in the first minute or so if the video on how to finish with shellac. Paul says he was covering some pin heads from a detail he attached to the piece he made. I actually feel stupid for assuming he would have happy joints! Back to the garage to keep practicing.

    #129355
    kevinjames
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    *gappy* joints. I’m sure they’re all happy ?

    #129684
    Carl Fransz
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    Kevin
    I remember Paul using wax to fill a very,very small imperfection near a dovetail with wax. I am also very intrigued to find out more of this.

    I will keep an eye on your post.

    We will have to wait and hear from the master ?

    Carl

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