I am making winding sticks out of some leftover mahogany using ebony as an inlay (cut from a turning blank!). After chiseling out the rebate to receive the inlay, I glued up. I have everything in clamps, inspecting the squeeze out when I noticed the end must have split when chiseling. It looks like it goes in at least 2″, possibly up to 4. It is hard to tell what is the grain and what is a crack.
Is this fix-able? Over time, I can see this throwing off the parallel-ness needed from winding sticks. Do I need to find another scrap of mahogany and ebony to start over?
I don’t see why that wouldn’t work. You going to plane them together to make sure they are level/parallel with each other anyway. If the crack is caused by some sort of twist in the wood it will become noticeable immediately when you place them side by side.
Seen this a hundred times. You need to open the existing crack enough that you can get some wood glue in there. 2 things can happen. 1, you open it up a little, work some glue in, and clamp it back up or, 2, you split it off when you are trying to spread it out and then you just glue the 2 pieces back together. Pretty simple stuff either way. No need to start over.