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I plan on making wood filler to fill countersunk screws in Red Oak. I plan on using Red Oak sanding dust. I had read an article that liquid hide glue was the best glue to use. I will be finishing with an oil base polyurethane.
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Also, any commercial fillers that would do the job?
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I usually use clear drying wood glue and sometimes urethane...
the finer the swarf the better and the pastier the mix the better...
even have used shellac and lacquer...
experiment...
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I used to get mine from the Hardwood Floor wholesaler. One gallon cans though.
I'm pretty sure the liquid ingredient was lacquer.
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Famowood makes filler that is toned for various color woods and red oak is one of them. The mantle factory I worked at used it and it worked well. One thing I figured out to make the patches invisible was to take a pencil and pencil the grain lines through the patched area.
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Famowood makes filler that is toned for various color woods and red oak is one of them. The mantle factory I worked at used it and it worked well. One thing I figured out to make the patches invisible was to take a pencil and pencil the grain lines through the patched area.
as does Mohawk and TimberMate...
and colored pencils are a plus...

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I use Shellac as that is what I coat over it with. I tried lacquer but it dried too fast. Used to use glue, but it showed thru the finish coat. Good idea to trace the grain pattern across the plug.

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It really doesn't cost a lot to get into making hide glue. I bought a double broiler at Wal-Mart for $20 and some small glass jars. You can make up a batch and what you don't use you can freeze.

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It really doesn't cost a lot to get into making hide glue. I bought a double broiler at Wal-Mart for $20 and some small glass jars. You can make up a batch and what you don't use you can freeze.
I hadn't considered making my own. I had seen some liquid hide glue in the hardware store....in the same type of squeeze bottle as the other yellow and white glues.
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It really doesn't cost a lot to get into making hide glue. I bought a double broiler at Wal-Mart for $20 and some small glass jars. You can make up a batch and what you don't use you can freeze.
some body's critter is going to be running around naked...
might as well give them the recipe...

Making Hide Glue

Scrape, sand or cut your animal hide into small pieces or shavings. (The closer to powder you can make it, the easier it will be to work with)
Boil a pot of water
Gently cook until the mixture thickens. You will have to replace the water as it evaporates. (this process will take forever, some people cook it for days at a low heat)
Strain the mixture with an old T-shirt or cheese cloth.
The mixture can be used as is, or Dried for storage.

How to Store Hide glue

Pour the mixture into a metal cake pan or metal sheet. (1/4 to 1/2 inch thick)
When the mixture dries to a gelatin consistency, cut it into 1 inch square chucks.
Let the mixture set for another week.
Pop the squares out of the pan.
With a thick needle, run some string through the squares and hang dry for at least another week.
Store in a waterproof container. ( If kept dry the dried squares can be stored forever.)

Using Dry Hide Glue

To use the glue, take your dried chucks and dissolve them in a small amount of hot water. Let it heat up into a syrup, and then apply the mixture warm. Clamp your wood together and let it set. You’re now good to go.

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some body's critter is going to be running around naked...
might as well give them the recipe...

Making Hide Glue

Scrape, sand or cut your animal hide into small pieces or shavings. (The closer to powder you can make it, the easier it will be to work with)
Boil a pot of water
Gently cook until the mixture thickens. You will have to replace the water as it evaporates. (this process will take forever, some people cook it for days at a low heat)
Strain the mixture with an old T-shirt or cheese cloth.
The mixture can be used as is, or Dried for storage.

How to Store Hide glue

Pour the mixture into a metal cake pan or metal sheet. (1/4 to 1/2 inch thick)
When the mixture dries to a gelatin consistency, cut it into 1 inch square chucks.
Let the mixture set for another week.
Pop the squares out of the pan.
With a thick needle, run some string through the squares and hang dry for at least another week.
Store in a waterproof container. ( If kept dry the dried squares can be stored forever.)

Using Dry Hide Glue

To use the glue, take your dried chucks and dissolve them in a small amount of hot water. Let it heat up into a syrup, and then apply the mixture warm. Clamp your wood together and let it set. You’re now good to go.
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