Best way

Discussion in 'The Helpful Handyman' started by crackerbee, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. crackerbee

    crackerbee New Member

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    I was lucky today and found some free 1"x10" pine lumber on Craigslist in the "Free" category,enough to build 20 med. supers.The only problem I have is about a third of the pieces I cut have open knot holes in them,ranging from a 1/4" to 3/4".

    I hate to toss them because that's the only thing wrong with them.


    Sooooo my question is what's the best way to plug them? :dontknow:


    Hey just noticed this is post # 400 for me :Dancing: :yahoo:
     
  2. Americasbeekeeper

    Americasbeekeeper New Member

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    Whittle, cut, or sand a dowel to fit the hole snugly. Plaster the hole and dowel with glue and drive it in. Cut and sand it flush the next day. I have done this with cypress and cypress dowels. I hate to waste good wood.
     

  3. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    Can you cut them down and make shallow supers out of them for comb honey? and sometimes i can make top feeders out of them if i can cut over or under the knots. :thumbsup: Just a thought. Jack
     
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    Iddee New Member

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    PerryBee New Member

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    First, what Americasbeekeer and Iddee said.
    Second, Congratulations on the 400th! :thumbsup: (now, get busy on the next 400 ;) )
     
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    crackerbee New Member

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    :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: .....#401 hahaha

    Thanks all for the advice :thumbsup:
     
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    Bens-Bees New Member

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    Bondo is another option.
     
  9. Zulu

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    For the smaller holes make your own wood filler, take the fine dust out the sander bag and mix with tight bond III To make a putty, it will shrink a bit , but just add more later and sand flat. On indoor projects have always made my own filler this way with yellow glue, I think my grandfather might have taught me this, but as I have done it all my life I am not sure..

    As above plenty of products made for the job too.