Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Central Florida
as for using wood filler and stains, it is always the best practice
to become familiar with the products by experimenting on like
materials prior to performing it on the real project.
any sander with a collection bag will work.
palm sander, R/O, belt sander, etc.
when you are sanding same color woods, save the dust
in small jars or zip-top bags for such occasions.
if you don't have any power sanders now, a block of wood
with 100 grit paper wrapped around it will give you enough dust
for this issue. . . . but, think towards the future. start saving the dust
you think you may need as well as splinters and small bits of wood.
I have had good success with the syringe style clear 5 min. epoxy
and thick super glue. be aware that both do not accept stain very well.
so you may need to be creative in the repairs you need to do.
or - set that piece aside and make another one.
it is part of the learning curve ~ we all pay our dues in one way or another.
if you are talking about the hole in the yellow circle, with the tab of wood
still attached, that should be an easy fix that would not be noticeable once
hung on the wall.
-- Failure is proof that you at least tried ~ now, go do it again, and again, until you get it right --
Last edited by John Smith_inFL; 03-11-2019 at 04:38 PM.