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What will repair this horrible gouge?
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Author:  Bruce_Van_Note [ Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:50 pm ]
Post subject:  What will repair this horrible gouge?

I have a beautiful Victrola Colony, but it has a horrible gouge on the lid. What can I use to fill in the gouge and hide the blemish. I've included a photo to show the damage. Thanks. Bruce

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Author:  Curt A [ Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What will repair this horrible gouge?

The "best" repair would be to cut that area out and insert a new piece of wood. Otherwise, an epoxy wood filler might be an option: ... geEALw_wcB

Author:  JerryVan [ Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What will repair this horrible gouge?

I repaired a deep gouge in the leg of a Diamond Disc machine with a shellac stick. Melt the shellac into the gouge, let it set, sand it smooth. They come in a wide range of colors to match your finish. ... lac+sticks

Author:  Curt A [ Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: What will repair this horrible gouge?

A shellac stick (burn-in stick) is a good option for smaller dents or deep scratches. Your gouge looks large in your picture, but may be smaller than it appears. The sticks come in a variety of colors and are not easy to blend to match existing finishes because they have to be blended while hot.

A combination of epoxy filler to fill the big area, combined with shellac sticks to fill and finish the remaining voids may be the answer. You will need to purchase an electric burn in tool and shellac sticks to use this method and practice before you start.
Good luck - here is a video to get you started.

Burn-in sticks and other supplies are available from
The Furniture Doctor - Walt the owner, is a great guy and a fellow phonograph collector
3323 Peach Orchard Rd.
Augusta, GA 30906
Phone: 706.798.5951
Fax: 706.798.7658
Toll-Free Orders: 1.800.715.2380

I'm attaching his complete furniture restoration catalog - Burn-in supplies are on pages 14-16

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