Dutchman To The Rescue How I Patch Wood
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Every so often I do something dumb.A few weeks ago I was drilling 1/4″ holes to peg the tenons for a table's apron.I started with a brad point bit but switched to a Forstner after finding that the first bit had torn the grain at the edge of the first two holes.
I glued the pegs into those holes anyway, hoping to scrape out the tears when I trimmed the pegs flush.The tears were too deep.So I drilled larger holes, thinking I could solve the problem by inserting 1/2″ plugs that would look like pegs and cover the tear-out.
Bad decision.Oh, the shame.Taking one for the team here.Those plugs look like something from 1975.They definitely do not belong on this table, which is based on one of Ernest Gimson's 1908 designs.The larger 'pegs' were completely out of scale with the rest of the table.
My fix had just made the problem worse.I was going to need a patch.Often called a 'Dutchman' or 'Dutchman's patch,' this handy technique can save the day in a variety of disastrous situations to patch wood.
The etymology of the term is disputed.Some see it as a slur based...