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Teak & Holly Sole Ding Repair

I am searching for advice on repairing a bad ding in the cabin sole. I dropped a heavy wrench and it put a dent in the floor that penetrated the veneer. I am wondering if anyone has ever used epoxy and stain to fill a hole like this, or if cutting and fitting a covering piece from a scrap of similar material is best.

An iron and wet cloth isnt going to fix this one.
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You might take a hole saw and cut the area out and then use the same hole saw to cut out a replacement section from new floorboard. That being a pain in the butt, the easiest is just to do as you mentioned and epoxy it over and call it good. Good thing your foot didn't save the floor or you'd be asking about surgery on your toes!!!
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The hole saw will not really work since the hole you cut out will be the od of the blade and the new plug will be the id of the blade. You would end up with a plug that is too small.
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The hole saw will not really work since the hole you cut out will be the od of the blade and the new plug will be the id of the blade. You would end up with a plug that is too small.
Plus, you would have a 1/4" hole in the center of it. Might as well just drop another wrench.
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Create a 'Dutchman'

Woodworkers use a router with a template and special collar around the bit to carve both a patch and a hole that will accept it precisely.

Instructions at this Web site: Making Inlays With A Router - NewWoodworker.com LLC

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Dutchman do work. If you go this route, try and save some of the saw dust. Mixed with a little yellow glue and applied to the edges of the Dutchman, will make them almost disappear.
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Also, don't forget to line up the holly and teak if you're doing a dutchman inlay type repair.
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