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xx   WOOD

Remove dents from wood using a wet cloth and a hot iron.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Spring 1986 (v.2#1) pg. 21

Tip: Make boards longer (if you have ample width) by cutting on the diagonal and re-gluing to desired length.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Summer 1987 (v.3#2) pg. 24

Routing perfect patches. A fast template method for making invisible repairs near the edge of a board by routing a recess and a patch to fit. Uses a router circle-cutting jig.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #21 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 42

Tip: Using a hot iron, vinegar, and brown paper to remove dents in soft wood such as pine.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1981 (v.4#4) pg. 5

Using epoxy to repair and stabilize decayed exterior wood.
COST CUTS Jan-Feb 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 8

Use auto body filler to repair wood. Very useful for rotten sections in wooden windowsills, sashes, doors and exterior fascia.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #226 Feb 1982 (v.32#2) pg. 70

Patching exterior wood damaged by either rot or wear.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #286 Feb 1988 (v.38#2) pg. 57

Repairing rotted wood using two-step repair systems which combine resins and hardeners.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #304 Jan 1990 (v.40#1) pg. 50

Restoring rotted wood with epoxy.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #107 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 60
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #108 Apr-May 1997 pg. 10
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #110 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 10

Tip on how to raise dents in wood with a wet cloth and soldering iron.
FINE WOODWORKING #6 Spring 1977 pg. 9
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #8 Fall 1977 pg. 8

Tip on covering a screw hole or making a repair that is more difficult to detect than a round plug.
FINE WOODWORKING #124 May-Jun 1997 pg. 18

Using a carving gouge to remove and replace small defects (voids, scratches, chips, dents) in wood that are parallel to the grain.
FINE WOODWORKING #129 Mar-Apr 1998 pg. 28

Repairing rotten wood siding, window sill, porch post, deck post, etc.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1988 (v.13#5) pg. 58
Added Info HOMEOWNER Oct 1988 (v.13#8) pg. 7

Two-page quick reference tips on wood repairs that are often called for around the house. Includes instruction on how to unglue wood.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1978 (v.3#5) pg. 69

New life for damaged wood. How to stabilize rot and fill voids using epoxies.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #675 Jul 1984 (v.80) pg. 50

Tip: Raise dents in wood by adding moisture.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring-Summer 1979 (v.10#2) pg. 4

Tip: How to use boat supplies that can be applied to rotted wood to arrest the rot and bond the wood particles together in a strong mass.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1974 (v.2#5) pg. 2

Restoration basics. Part 4. Defeating wood decay.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1981 (v.9#5) pg. 103

Demystifying epoxy. Using epoxies to repair damaged wood.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1982 (v.10#5) pg. 103

Tip: "Steel epoxy" recommended for patching rotted areas in old windows and "welding" deteriorated areas of wrought-iron fence.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1986 (v.14#5) pg. 248

How to use epoxies to repair rotted exterior wood.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1989 (v.17#3) pg. 22
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1989 (v.17#5) pg. 10

Restoration materials of the 1990s. A guide to materials that are low in volatile organic compounds.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1989 (v.17#6) pg. 28

New life for an early doorway. Restoring a Federal door surround using wood repair techniques that can be applied to many old-house projects.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1993 (v.21#2) pg. 34

Tip on making "invisible" wood dutchman repairs.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1994 (v.22#7) pg. 14

Tip: How to remove dents in wood surfaces using a wet paper towel and a steam iron.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1979 (v.152#2) pg. 90

Tip on using a liquid epoxy consolidant prior to filling holes in dry rot areas.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1988 (v.3#6) pg. 20

How to rebuild damaged wood with structural fillers.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1989 (v.4#2) pg. 28

Tip on how to raise a dented area in wood.
TOLE WORLD #104 May-Jun 1990 (v.14#3) pg. 41

Tip suggests using a steam iron to raise shallow indentations in wood surfaces.
WOOD MAGAZINE #41 Feb 1991 (v.8#2) pg. 15
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #51 Apr 1992 (v.9#3) pg. 6

How to hide your woodworking goofs. (1) Damaged plywood surface. (2) Gouged edge. (3) Smashed corner. (4) Scarf joint to make longer board. (5) Dented wood. (6) Small gaps in miter joint.
WOOD MAGAZINE #79 Jun 1995 (v.12#4) pg. 62

Stabilizing and preserving wood using linseed oil, polyethylene glycol or epoxy fill.
WOODENBOAT #82 May-Jun 1988 pg. 117

Tip: How to reinforce (anchor) loose knots using acrylic casting resin.
WOODSMITH #36 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 3

Tip on steaming out a hammer dent using a wet cloth and electric iron.
WOODWORK #7 Fall 1990 pg. 25

Sweating and patching. Details of some clever techniques for making "impossible" repairs to solid wood and veneers.
WOODWORKER #1096 Mar 1985 (v.89) pg. 214

Tip on repairing a turned spindle involves gluing-in wood and re-turning down to correct size and shape.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1998 (v.22#1) pg. 8

Tip on removing dents from wood using steam heat.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1989 (v.45#1) pg. 12

Making patches in wood. Tips on mixing and using wood fillers to more completely hide the repair or defect.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1989 (v.45#4) pg. 12