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    I stack cut several ornaments ,I used a backer board but I still
    had some tear out on the walnut and mahogany. I went to Lowes
    and found some wood filler for these two woods mentioned. The
    walnut color did ok,but the mahogany turned it more of a dark red
    than I liked.My question is can you do something to lighten the wood filler
    color? I am afraid if I try to dig out the filler I will only tear the wood more.
    I wished now I had not put wood filler on and just seen what it would have
    looked like after sanding and finishing.
    Delta P-20

  • #2
    Unfortunately I don't know of any way to lighten the filler.
    I like to save the sawdust from projects it is super fine and can be made into filler with urethane,
    If I am cutting two species of wood at once the blend of sawdusts masks the cracks beautifully.
    Heck if I get enough sawdust maybe I will make MDF
    "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
    Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21


    • #3
      Not sure what type you got. If you got the pencils it is easy to just go over them with whatever color you want. I like those alot. You can blend colors easily. If it is the small little jars. Try using some acetone to take the color out. I am not sure why you are worried about the back though. Seems trivial.
      John T.


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