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    It is very unlikely that you will be happy if you use any filler to fill the holes. I have filled hundreds over the years and IMHO the only way is to use a teak bung and then varnish.

    You can buy bung cutters in various sizes to suit and any old teal will do to make a new bung.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleShip View Post
    It is very unlikely that you will be happy if you use any filler to fill the holes. I have filled hundreds over the years and IMHO the only way is to use a teak bung and then varnish.

    You can buy bung cutters in various sizes to suit and any old teal will do to make a new bung.

    Tom
    +1 - anything bigger than a small nail/pin hole and you want a bung - make sure you line up the grain. Brummer stopping is good for splits or tiny holes, but stands out IMO if you use it on larger ones.
    Think outside the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanG View Post
    Thanks for this offer, Maby, but as the holes are only from screws for old instruments, then I think I may try Brummer Stopper filler.

    Cheers, Allan
    Check their web site (http://www.woodfillers.co.uk/FAQs.htm) - they have a lot of useful advice...

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    Plastic wood is a disaster.

    For the inept (like what I am) plugs are a nightmare waiting to happen.

    On a similar problem on mahogany I used the wax filling crayons by these people;

    http://www.briwax.co.uk/products/waxsticks.html

    with good result on small screw holes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanG View Post
    I think you may have posted the wrong link, as this one leads to an obiturary website??!!
    Yes thanks for that.

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    If you can find a piece of teak get your sander and generate some dust,mix with Resin W or other PVA adhesive to form a paste.Works well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedmin View Post
    If you can find a piece of teak get your sander and generate some dust,mix with Resin W or other PVA adhesive to form a paste.Works well.
    Except that the colour usually turns out darker than the original wood. Hell of a job to colour match.
    You could always make small diamond shaped Dutchmen
    and leave it obvious but pretty.
    Cheers,
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    Nedmin +1

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    Filler will do fine, followed by a decent felt marker darker than the wood applied in the direction of the grain, apply & rub in direction of grain,I used to use my thumb, repeat until looks right. Also works over wax filler but not permanent.
    Last edited by rubberduck; 10-10-11 at 20:00.

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