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Spindle 'knot spots'

Postby Stanford Peverill » Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:14 pm

Hiya have been preparing a few ash spindles today shaving them, eventually down to 12mm diameter after drying. What does anyone do with the odd knot or two that are about 3mm radius, looks a bit like a 'black spot' on a fine piece of stock. Clearly I am reluctant to reject the whole spindle. How do I deal with these please - Do nothing and live with them; Let the spindle dry out and treat with epoxy, drill them out and fill them. Wondering if anyone has any remedies or thoughts please. Thanks
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Re: Spindle 'knot spots'

Postby Robin Fawcett » Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:52 pm

I think knots are a bit like "glass half full or half empty" ie. we see them as either a feature or a defect. I would just leave them be.
I find that the things with knots in them sell quickly
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Re: Spindle 'knot spots'

Postby Stanford Peverill » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:51 pm

Thanks for getting back to me Robin I will see them as a feature. Cheers
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