Routing advice

jrmckins

Jim
User
Hi all,

I have a chunk of wood from an old beam from a barn. I want to route it out this end of it and make a cigar ashtray. Can I route it with that crack or should I fill it with epoxy first?

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BKHam

Bradley
User
i would fill with epoxy first if for only one reason....sanding will be less. i assume you will be using some sort of bowl or cove bit. if the void is already filled, then the epoxy areas get the same sanding treatment as everywhere else.

**putting epoxy on end grain can tricky and cause staining. can you cut off a small piece of this as a test first?
 

jrmckins

Jim
User
OK, thanks. I wasn't going to epoxy at all if I could get away with it but it sounds like I should to stabilize it.
 

lostwarden

New User
Ben
I'd definately suggest filling this with epoxy.

Haven't thought about making wooden ashtrays before. Thank you for the great idea.
 

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