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xx   PUTTY
xx   WOOD

Tip on filling nail holes with a mixture of glazing compound, plaster and stain.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Nov-Dec 1989 (v.5#6) pg. 4

Tip on softening colored putty sticks.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #13 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 10

Filling the grain. Using paste wood filler to level the pores for a glass-smooth finish.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #13 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 56

Selecting and using pore fillers (grain fillers).
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #27 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 62

Tips on making a putty from glue and wood dust which will not be obvious after finishing.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #37 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 20

Using burn-in sticks (shellac sticks, lacquer sticks) to fill small dings and dents in a wood finish.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #49 Dec 1995 pg. 82

Buyer's guide to wood putty. How to choose and use it.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #59 Jun 1997 pg. 54

Tip on filling and stabilizing a knot or other wood defect using a mixture of clear epoxy and fine sawdust.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #72 Apr 1999 pg. 16

Tip on filling nail holes in prefinished trim using precolored wood fillers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #74 Aug 1999 pg. 13

Using water-borne pore fillers as the first step to a glass-smooth finish.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #74 Aug 1999 pg. 86

Repairing rotted wood. Nine simple steps to replacing rotted wood with epoxy.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jun 1998 (v.21#9) pg. 72

Using epoxy and sawdust to rebuild wood. Good for large repairs.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Summer 2001 (v.24#9) pg. 22

Facts about filler. A guide to what is available and how to apply it. Chart includes general guidelines for mixing tinting colors and gives sample formulas for dark oak, natural pine, cherry and mahogany.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1986 (v.9#11) pg. 34

Using colored fillers to add decoration to a wooden object with a large crack or other defect.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1989 (v.12#11) pg. 8

Ratio for mixing wood dust with glue or epoxy for use as a wood filler.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1992 (v.16#1) pg. 13

Tip on using auto body filler ("bondo") to repair wood.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1996 (v.19#7) pg. 8

How to fill nail holes in melamine so that they don't show.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1997 (v.20#4) pg. 19

Advice on filling nail holes and finishing cedar window frames and moldings.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1997 (v.20#8) pg. 32

Tip: Save sawdust from various woods to make your own wood filler.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #205 Jan 1980 (v.30#1) pg. 108

Tip: How to keep wood putty from drying out while you are applying it.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 156

Tip: Mix wood filler and colored pigments by kneading them together in a small plastic bag. This will prevent them from setting up prematurely.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #275 Jan 1987 (v.37#1) pg. 80

Restoring an oak table. Furniture refinishing clinic shows how to use a new safe paint stripper, repair a cracked and stained top, use paste wood filler, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #295 Feb 1989 (v.39#2) pg. 54

Tip on mixing wood filler with pigment without drying or waste.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 46

How to provide anchors for wood filler so it won't come out of large holes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #320 Jul-Aug 1991 (v.41#7) pg. 87

How to mix putty, glazing compound or wood filler in a plastic bag.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #322 Oct 1991 (v.41#9) pg. 29

First class wood repairs. How to fix rotten, gouged and dented wood using fillers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #341 Sep 1993 (v.43#8) pg. 81

Tip on making a matching, non-shrinking wood filler from sawdust and epoxy.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #346 Mar 1994 (v.44#3) pg. 24

Tip to make an "invisible" fill of gaps less the 1/32" across.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #353 Nov-Dec 1994 (v.44#10) pg. 16

Wood putty (filler) made from liquid sanding sealer and sawdust.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #362 Oct 1995 (v.45#9) pg. 30

Tip describes a way to mix wood filler and pigment so it won't dry out while mixing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #365 Feb 1996 (v.46#2) pg. 58

Epoxy wood repair explained. Includes instructions for making a custom shaping block.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #377 Apr 1997 (v.47#4) pg. 49

Tip on repairing rotted wood with polyester automotive filler.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #385 Feb 1998 (v.48#2) pg. 14

Tip on repairing slotting or drilling errors in wood by filling with auto body filler.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #386 Mar 1998 (v.48#3) pg. 18

Tips on wood fillers and finishes for use with 2x6 softwood floors.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #14 Apr-May 1983 pg. 12

How to fill nail holes with soft, oil-base jar putty.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #20 Apr-May 1984 pg. 14

Tip: Use auto-body fillers in place of regular wood filler when the surface will be painted.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #35 Oct-Nov 1986 pg. 14

Tip on using colored caulks to fill nail holes in prefinished cabinets.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #119 Oct-Nov 1998 pg. 32

Tip: How to make colored wax for repairing holes in wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #14 Jan-Feb 1979 pg. 31

Tip: Ordinary wax-based shoe polish mades a good stain and filler for open-grained woods.
FINE WOODWORKING #16 May-Jun 1979 pg. 19

Tip: Wood fillers will usually leave a concave surface after wiping.
FINE WOODWORKING #18 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 25

Tips on thinning and applying wood fillers. (Two letters to the editor).
FINE WOODWORKING #20 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 6

Tip: Make your own wood putty from sawdust and glue, shellac, or lacquer.
FINE WOODWORKING #21 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 22

Tip: Use auto-body filler to repair knot holes in wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #38 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 22

Tip on preventing wood filler from turning gray under a lacquer top coat.
FINE WOODWORKING #40 May-Jun 1983 pg. 30

Homemade wood filler.
FINE WOODWORKING #42 Sep-Oct 1983 pg. 14

Tips on using wood stain along with paste wood filler.
FINE WOODWORKING #43 Nov-Dec 1983 pg. 14

Tips on applying wood filler to oak.
FINE WOODWORKING #49 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 16

Make wood putty (filler) from fine sanding dust. Four formulas given.
FINE WOODWORKING #52 May-Jun 1985 pg. 14

Filling the grain of wood to make it as smooth as glass.
FINE WOODWORKING #60 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 58
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #62 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 4
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #66 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 6

Tips for filling and repairing hairline cracks in wood projects.
FINE WOODWORKING #67 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 10

Tip: Using sawdust and sanding sealer (instead of glue) as a wood filler.
FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 10

Tips on sealing mahogany before filling in order to avoid excess oil absorbtion which may damage a lacquer finish.
FINE WOODWORKING #75 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 20

Tips on making wood fillers from glue, water and sawdust. Looks at causes of color changes in homemade fillers.
FINE WOODWORKING #81 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 26

Creating a decorative filled finish. Description of a wood-finishing process that involves filling the pores of dyed open-grained woods with a contrasting-color filler to produce decorative effects.
FINE WOODWORKING #83 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 60

Tips on the use and sequence of applying sealers and fillers.
FINE WOODWORKING #91 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 28

Tips on making and using wood putty to achieve invisible repairs when restoring and refinishing old furniture.
FINE WOODWORKING #100 May-Jun 1993 pg. 32

Burning in invisible repairs. Hot knife and resin stick burn-in repairs can match almost any wood and accept virtually any topcoat.
FINE WOODWORKING #102 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 70

Fill the grain for a glass-smooth finish. Simple steps are key to success with pore fillers.
FINE WOODWORKING #108 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 57

Tip on using sanding dust and cyanoacrylate glue to fill cracks and defects in wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #115 Nov-Dec 1995 pg. 18

Using wood putty. Store-bought or homemade putties can hide defects in wood and mistakes in workmanship.
FINE WOODWORKING #121 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 89
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #126 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 20

Tip on using a wood lathe to quickly generate fine sawdust for wood filler paste.
FINE WOODWORKING #123 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 32
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #124 May-Jun 1997 pg. 6

Fillers for fixing holes and cracks in wood, hardboard, plaster, gypsum board, metal, etc.
HANDY ANDY Sep 1979 (v.3#10) pg. 69

Wood filler can smooth out your finishing problems. Steps to a successful filling-staining operation.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1981 (v.6#6) pg. 76

Tip: Use an artists palette-knife for applying wood filler.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #675 Jul 1984 (v.80) pg. 94

Tips on filling open-grained mahogany.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #676 Aug 1984 (v.80) pg. 12

Tip: How to make wood filler from fine sawdust and glue.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall 1978 (v.9#3) pg. 32

Tip: Use pure beeswax as a filler on wood turnings.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring-Summer 1979 (v.10#2) pg. 4

Tip: When doing heavy sanding of cabinet wood, save some of the sawdust for use in making crack filler by mixing with glue.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall 1979 (v.10#3) pg. 31

Tip: How to make your own wood filler that will match the surrounding wood and won't shrink or fall out.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1980 (v.8#2) pg. 23

Tip: How to mix weatherproof wood filler for outdoor use.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1980 (v.8#6) pg. 70

Tip: Use auto body filler to fill cracks in wood.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1981 (v.9#5) pg. 102

Wood refinishing clinic. An introduction to filling compounds, interior stains and interior finishes.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1982 (v.10#1) pg. 16

Tip: Wooden tongue depressors work well for applying wood filler.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1986 (v.14#9) pg. 416

Tip on warming the wood before spreading epoxy paste filler.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1994 (v.22#2) pg. 68

Making epoxy fillers that shape with woodworking tools and take paint well.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1999 (v.27#4) pg. 27

Workshop minicourse. Finishing basics. Tips on learning to use wood filler and oil stain.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1982 (v.157#2) pg. 112

How to use wood fillers. Some tips.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1986 (v.163#8) pg. 54

Tip on removing excess paste wood fillers prior to finishing.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1988 (v.165#10) pg. 55

Tip: Use a plastic sandwich bag to dispense wood filler.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #53 Mar 1990 (v.9#5) pg. 9

Make your own custom wood filler from liquid hide glue and end-grain scrapings.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #56 Sep 1990 (v.10#2) pg. 11

Tip on filling small imperfections and gaps with a mixture of sawdust and varnish.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #78 May 1994 (v.13#6) pg. 8

Tip on using masking tape to make sure that wood putty fills only the nail holes and not the pores of the surrounding wood.
SHOPNOTES #16 Jul 1994 (v.3) pg. 29

Tips on selecting and using hardening and non-hardening wood filler.
SHOPNOTES #18 Nov 1994 (v.3) pg. 30

Pore fillers. Advice on when to use one, surface preparation and application. Includes advice on when to use a sealer coat and on tinting pore filler.
SHOPNOTES #26 Mar 1996 (v.5) pg. 30

How to apply paste wood filler.
SUNSET Oct 1977 (v.159#4) pg. 140

Tip: Make your own wood filler from fine sawdust mixed with epoxy cement.
WOOD MAGAZINE #14 Dec 1986 (v.3#6) pg. 19

How to make a color chart for wood fillers and putty.
WOOD MAGAZINE #48 Dec 1991 (v.8#9) pg. 18

Make a wooden applicator especially for wood filler.
WOOD MAGAZINE #49 Jan 1992 (v.9#1) pg. 14

Wood putties. How to choose the right one. Ten commercial and one homemade concoction compared.
WOOD MAGAZINE #69 Apr 1994 (v.11#3) pg. 40

Tip on using a resealabale sandwich bag to mix and apply water putty and similar products.
WOOD MAGAZINE #71 Aug 1994 (v.11#5) pg. 13

Tip on making wood filler from sawdust and glue which will take a stain and won't turn white when varnished.
WOOD MAGAZINE #91 Oct 1996 (v.13#7) pg. 24

How to achieve a wood finish that looks and feels like glass by first filling the grain with either homemade or commercial paste filler.
WOOD MAGAZINE #111 Winter 1998 (v.15#9) pg. 35

Tip on attaching prefinished molding and filling the countersunk nail hole without getting any filler on the surrounding wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #127 Oct 2000 (v.17#7) pg. 36

How to make small furniture cracks disappear using an epoxy wood rebuilder.
WOOD MAGAZINE #139 Feb 2002 (v.19#1) pg. 18

Guide to wood finishing. Part 1. Preparing the surface for your best finish ever. Sanding, filling and sealing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #139 Feb 2002 (v.19#1) pg. 60

Tip on making a wood filler from coffee powder, starch, and water.
WOODCARVING #10 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 6

Tip on making wood filler from baking soda and cyanoacrylate super glue.
WOODCARVING #12 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 6

Tip on removing excess stain filler which allows it to be reused again.
WOODENBOAT #112 May-Jun 1993 pg. 6

Tip: Sawdust and Watco Danish Oil can be mixed together to make a wood filler for voids or imperfect joints.
WOODSMITH #2 Mar 1979 pg. 2

Tip: How to keep wood fillers made from sawdust and glue from turning brown or black.
WOODSMITH #17 Sep 1981 pg. 3

Finishing: Fillers. How to get a glass-smooth surface using paste wood fillers or sealers.
WOODSMITH #39 May-Jun 1985 pg. 21

Tip: Use a plastic credit card in place of a putty knife when applying wood filler.
WOODSMITH #51 Jun 1987 pg. 3

Tip on making wood sizing from water and glue.
WOODSMITH #90 Dec 1993 (v.15) pg. 5

Tip on bleaching and filling wenge wood to achieve a stark black and white contrast.
WOODWORK #15 May-Jun 1992 pg. 12

Tip on making wood filler from flour mixed with tung oil.
WOODWORK #25 Feb 1994 pg. 14

Tip on using "black epoxy" to fill voids in wood.
WOODWORK #27 Jun 1994 pg. 28
Added Info WOODWORK #28 Aug 1994 pg. 4
Added Info WOODWORK #29 Oct 1994 pg. 4

Paste wood fillers. Technique for filling pores to produce a mirror-flat finish using oil/varnish or water-based paste wood fillers.
WOODWORK #47 Oct 1997 pg. 43

Tip: Use non-hardening filler to fill a screw slothead or recess before painting.
WOODWORKER Apr 1988 (v.92#4) pg. 324

Tip on filling holes and grain in wood with brightly-colored material.
WOODWORKER Dec 1988 (v.92#12) pg. 1127

Tips on removing and replacing old grain filler in french polished furniture.
WOODWORKER Jan 1989 (v.93#1) pg. 61

Tip: Make your own woodpatching material for various woods by mixing sawdust from that wood with white glue. The sawdust is kept in glass jars until needed.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1980 (v.4#2) pg. 9

Two techniques for filling wood pores: (1) Applying numerous finish coats to build up a level surface. (2) Using a commercial filler. Both techniques described.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1981 (v.5#3) pg. 11

Restoring antiques. Finishing tips. Sanding and filling the grain.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1982 (v.6#4) pg. 14

Restoring antiques. More finishing tips. How to remove excess wood filler.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1982 (v.6#5) pg. 18

Restoring antiques. Applying filler.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1984 (v.8#5) pg. 14

Filling open-grained woods. Various combinations of wood filler and stain are applied to oak and the results are viewed.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1988 (v.12#5) pg. 26

Tip on using children's crayons as a substitute for wax filler sticks to conceal a countersunk nail hole.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1992 (v.16#1) pg. 12

Start turning. Part 14. Using wood fillers, adhesives, sanding sealers, and other methods to either repair or stabilize the various defects which can occur in wood turnings.
WOODWORKING TODAY #27 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 pg. 66

How to use stain-filler combination or paste fillers in finishing open-pored woods such as ash, walnut and oak.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1973 (v.29#1) pg. 42

Tip: Use thickened white glue, mixed with sawdust, to make a wood filler.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1986 (v.42#4) pg. 20

Tip: Use a guitar pick to apply wood putty in small nicks or dents.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1988 (v.44#1) pg. 29

Finishing technique to make wood filler look more like the surrounding wood.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1991 (v.47#3) pg. 14