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    Wood filler.

    A very frustrating morning, hobbling around the various stores in Chiang Kong.

    Wood filler.

    Whilst I'm not 100% sure, I reckon I need some kind of wood pollyfiller type stuff.

    We need to fill the various/lots of cracks and crevices in the old wooden walls.

    Nothing. Nada. Nix. in the local shops.

    Apart from the offer of tubes of filler, nothing.

    Any suggestions, or ideas folks?

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    Home Pro sells a wood filler, maybe two different types I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth
    Home Pro sells a wood filler, maybe two different types I believe.
    Cheers I'll check it out in Chiang Rai on Saturday.

    Any other tricks of the trade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    Any other tricks of the trade?
    Make your own.
    Latex glue and fine sawdust.
    Add dye if you want to match any colour.


    That's what all the carpenters use in my neck of the woods.
    I made some once and I was surprised how durable it was

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    depends on the type of gaps, a lot of places will sell you a small bag of plaster (remember to thicken up the water not water down the plaster), you could use small slats/peices of wood and wood glue, or a mix of sawdust and woodglue, or a combination of the above...

    cheers

    either that or ring Sombat the joiner/decorator...

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    Make your own. Latex glue and fine sawdust. Add dye if you want to match any colour.
    Aha, now we're talking. Any old latex glue or just the cheapest I can find?

    Add sawdust whilst stirring 'till I get a thick putty?

    slap it in the hole.

    OK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiLeakHunt
    you could use small slats/peices of wood and wood glue, or a mix of sawdust and woodglue, or a combination of the above...
    Sounds the way to go. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    Any old latex glue or just the cheapest I can find?
    I could only see one brand in the shop.
    Think it was a plastic bottle with blue logo.

    The sawdust has to be the fine stuff which is like flour.
    The same shop sold it in little bags.

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    the old yellow glue (Elmer's) works a treat.

    If the cracks blemishes are wide whittle a piece that will fill the area, think shingles, fine on one end. A dab of glue in the hole and then tap in the shaped piece. Plane or sand smooth.

    If small cracks, take some sawdust from similar colored wood, add some "strands" or shavings to match the grain, mix sawdust with a minimal amount of Elmer's or any other wood glue, paste in tightly. Sand or plane smooth and finish.

    That is what real cabinet makers do. What we used on dovetails that i screwed up lolol.

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    I fill holes by putting Elmers on the end of toothpicks and forcing them in the hole. Once it drys I snap them off or use a chisel.

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    You can use fine sawdust an mix in lacquer sanding sealer, until you get a consistancy that can be applied with a putty knife. If you don't have a lot of holes to fill, the glue method is better.

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    Thanks folks.

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    from the photos it looks like a lot of holes.......lots of daylight there.

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    Cool

    have same problem - asked at the shop here - general store with paint franchise and 'generally' (ha ha) well-stocked. Wood filler? Doesn't exist. Looks like I too will be making my own.
    Latest hobby is removing nails hammered into the floor beams and pillars "that'll be handy we can hang something there one day". Over 30 last evening, mostly 4" ones that take a lot of effort to remove and am expectig the hammer handle to shatter - need a small jemmy-bar type thing; also big screws hammered in, blind rivets, roof nails . . . . some I just have to break off/hacksaw and hammer in.

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    ^ if you can get at the head just chop it off, take a nail punch and hammer it in deeper and then fill on top.

    Sometimes you can do more damage trying to remove. Old nails screws etc. can be a bitch and sometimes will destroy the wood around it by tearing them out.

    "Tip" for inserting screws in hard wood. Drill hole smaller than you think, a little soap or wax on the tip of the screw, hammer almost in, finish with a few turns of the screw. Will NOT back out.

    Used this method for mahogany plinths for large cabinets etc. works a treat.

    E. G.

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    Wood Filler

    Have used MAX ARCLIC FILLER (WALL PUTTY) to fill the bigger holes then cover with Fish brand wood filler which is available in various colours .
    Used this for wooden garden funiture & wooden widow frames & these are still good after a couple of years being exposed to the sun & rain

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    Make your own. Latex glue and fine sawdust. Add dye if you want to match any colour.
    Aha, now we're talking. Any old latex glue or just the cheapest I can find?

    Add sawdust whilst stirring 'till I get a thick putty?

    slap it in the hole.

    OK?
    Use instant coffee to colour it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamboII View Post
    You can use fine sawdust an mix in lacquer sanding sealer, until you get a consistancy that can be applied with a putty knife. If you don't have a lot of holes to fill, the glue method is better.
    went to inspect a computer table I'm having built earlier today from a slab of teak we were given, asked what the cabinetmaker used as he's done a great job, and as you suggested it's lacquer sealer and the sawdust collected from our table. Nice match.

    I'll try making my own.

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    I just posted a photo in my thread of our floorboards, the gaps were filled with sawdust and glue by my hardworking partner. I can't wait to see them properly finished when we are there in a couple of weeks.

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    All good tips. Thanks chaps.

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