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post #1 of 4 Old 02-07-2008, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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How to remove woodfiller?

Hi, I have been in the process of refinishing a rifle stock (beech) only to find 2 big bits of wood filler.

These are the two culprits:

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I want to refinish the wood a light colour so these bit of woodfiller need to be changed to something lighter and more stainable.

My idea is to remove a couple of mm off the top of each bit and fill it in with some store bought or some of my own lighter stock filler.

I tried to shave some off the top using a knife and it was a no go. That woodfiller is rock solid!.

My only option is to drill?

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Try an dental pick tool to chip the top off. Chances are the filler isnt very deep. Some one most likely didnt know how to pull dents out of the wood, and just filled them with puddy.

Make sure you post a picture of when you are done with the finishing.

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Sadly this filler is rock solid! Really rock solid. I can't even make a difference with a sharp knife let alone a toothpick!

I think my only option is to use a dremel to remove a bit of it.

Both bits of filler are on knots in the wood so I am guessing they might go quite deep.

Thanks for the help.

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Well if its that hard sounds like the Dremal is the way to go.

The dental pic tool I was refuring to is stainless steel, has a long point on one end and either a 90* or a hook point on the other. The dentist uses it to get plaqe buildup off. I have a set, and use them for everything else in the world. Very handy to have.

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