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Black Line Spalted Maple filler

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by synaesthesia, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. synaesthesia


    Apr 13, 2004
    If you have worked with BL Spalted maple you'll know there are lots of mini - crevices and potholes to fill prior to finishing. What's your preferred filler, - material and colour?
  2. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    slow set thick CA glue coat after coat after coat after...... well you get the idea........:rollno:
  3. powerbass

    powerbass Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2006
    western MA
    it depends on what kind of finish you are going to use. you could consult w/ a pro finisher for a better evaluation of the wood and what you want the finished bass to look like. for larger cracks i have taken saw dust and mixed it into 5 minute epoxy for a wood filler, this works pretty well. for general grain filling a paste wood filler will fill the pores of the wood then the finish will build quicker and be flatter. paste fillers come in colors, "natural" may work well. after the paste filler a few coats of lacquer etc should leave you w/a flat, even finish ready to buffing etc.

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