Short grain treatment

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    Florian
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    Hi,

    how do you deal with short grain on edges, like rebates etc?

    I think the picture shows better what I am trying to explain.

    Even if I sand it smooth it happened several times to me that I caught it with the fibre of a cloth or something similar and ripped it off.

    What’s your approach?

    I enjoy working wood in Germany.

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    #124285

    Florian, I don’t run into this much but you need to “harden” those grain tips and then re-sand smooth. You can harden these tips with a hard drying finish. Wicking in some shellac may work but thin CA glue works best. Once dry, re-sand smooth and usually this solves the problem.

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

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    #124311

    BrianJ
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    Im sorry i cannot comment on your issue, but wow, nature’s artwork is truly amazing….. Extrordinary!

    Ontario, Canada

    #124360

    Florian
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    Thanks Brett @pheasantww!
    I will give that a try. Do you think the sealing of this area will affect the linseed oil paint on top later?

    I enjoy working wood in Germany.

    #124370

    António Samagaio
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    Hi Florian!
    Her goes my tip:

    In the old days (around here) it was used “bitumen” (translation from the portuguese word betume- some king of paste used to put/secure glasses in windows frames. Totally painted, but of course you will feel the difference in texture.

    The other possibility is white wood glue with sawdust (make a paste and apply with a spatula and sand it smooth. Like Mr Sellers uses to hyde the head of the pins in the wall clock.

    3rd option, quit windows and join Linux 😉

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    #124377

    chemical_cake
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    To my understanding, bitumen is the black, tarry, oily stuff we used to use to damp-proof houses. I’m fairly sure that’s not what you have in mind! Based on your description I think you’re talking about what we call just plain window putty in the UK.

    Matt

    Southampton, UK

    #124392

    Florian…you said…

    “Thanks Brett @pheasantww!
    I will give that a try. Do you think the sealing of this area will affect the linseed oil paint on top later?”

    If you are going to paint the surface, you should have no problems as the sanding of the area will assure proper adhesion and the paint will mask any discoloration.

    What I mean by discoloration? When you use CA glue or any other type of sealer over a small area, the sealer will then block any penetration of stain or any oil finish. But since you are using a paint, it will cover it over.

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

    #124393

    António Samagaio
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    Exactly! @chemical_cake

    Just another case of “lost in translation”

    “plain window putty”

    Enjoy the learning path...!!
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    #124409

    Florian
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    Brett, thanks. The only thing I struggle with is that you say that the ca glue will block the penetration of the oil. My paint is nothing but linseed oil with white pigment, so in my limited understanding it is indeed an oil finish or am I wrong?

    I enjoy working wood in Germany.

    #124434

    Not familiar with linseed oil paint. The only time you would notice a blocking issue with the CA glue is if it was a clear finish. With the white pigment, you should be ok. You might dribble on a little CA glue on a test piece and test the paint for coverage first.

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

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