The Rot Doctor


Subject: (drilling epoxy filler)
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999

Dear Rot Doctor,
Thanks for your rapid reply regarding the wood glue and adhesive. One more question, there is a section of this wood bar that is missing (~ 2 inches long by 1 inch wide and 1/2 inch deep). It seems I can "rebuild" this section with filler. How tough is the cured filler? Can the filler be drilled/tapped and support a bracket?
Steve O.


Yes, the filler is strong enough, and it can be drilled and tapped. We done it on boat fitting many times. An option for you, should you want to have more of a wood-tone, would be to use our Layup & Laminating Resin mixed with sawdust to form a putty and do your fill with that. It too can be tapped and drilled. The only warning I have for the L&L/sawdust is that once cured it is VERY hard and almost impossible to sand without coarse paper in an orbital machine.

Your choice -- either will work.