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Seam Line Removal, 101

Method 3 :
If you have either uneven seams (one higher than the other) or a big gap in the seam, it is time to use some putty. Squeeze some out onto a spatula first of all.

Take the spatula with putty on it and wipe it across the seam in question. If the seam is of an uneven height, wipe across the seam from the lower side to the higher side. This will help build up the lower side to match the higher side better.

If the seam has a big gap, push the putty into the gap and add a bit more on top to allow for shrinkage back into the hole.

Allow the putty adequate time to dry before grabbing your sanding implement and sanding the putty back flush with the piece. Once sanded back, use fine grit sandpaper again to smooth out those scratches as done earlier.

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Good stuff for a 101 series. Nice and clean and direct, well done (and good website, "Ghost")
APR 28, 2008 - 12:28 AM
Excellent article and photos! You made the process very clear and easy to follow!
APR 28, 2008 - 10:57 AM
Very nicely done, and good for hobby re-turnees or newbies. Bookmarked and looking forward to more! Thanks for posting, cheers
APR 28, 2008 - 01:42 PM