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Wood Epoxy drillable??

Posted by pliant (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 3, 08 at 21:47

I've used Abatron wood epoxy on several projects but have avoided anything that requires nailing or drilling. I really like the product so far, but now I want to fill a gap in a door, drill a hole for a door knob, and then fasten with screws. Material about the product states that one can sand it and so on, but it's vague about using screws. Anyone have advice??


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RE: Wood Epoxy drillable??

Was just thinking, what about using bondo (automobile body filler) to fill the gap and drill it?


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RE: Wood Epoxy drillable??

naw man, what you need is a hardening wood filler, it looks ugly but it definately does the job, if you find a good stainable one you may not even notice its there provided the spot is small enough, Ive used one from minwax in the past that i really liked

im posting a link to website with some video tips

Here is a link that might be useful: minwax wood filler


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RE: Wood Epoxy drillable??

Abatron filler will take screws, but you must pre-drill with an appropriately-sized pilot, or it can split out.
Gun-driven finish nails wouldn't need piloting, but hand nails larger than 8's - it would be a good idea to pilot them as well.
Casey


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RE: Wood Epoxy drillable??

I'll keep the autobody filler and Minwax filler in mind to try in the future, and I will definitely predrill the Abatron! Thanks so much for your responses.


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