I'm finishing a mockup project of a table top for a restaurant. The top is made of 1 1/4" x 3" jatoba glued up to make a 4-foot round top.
It's a quick project since I came in on the bid real late. In my haste, I didn't check my edges out of the moulder for true and was left with one side on each board about one-half degree less than a 90. So, a half plus a half degree on a couple of the edges, total one degree short of 90, giving me a gap which I obviously didn't notice 'til my blank was already dried.
I used Flag epoxy and dowels every 9 inches. Jatoba/epoxy needs a very accurate and tight joint.
Problem: now my pattern is cut, some of these small gaps seem to have opened up toward the edges. My deadline is in two days. Is this repairable? Or, did my rookie mistake just cost me a contract? I had visions of somehow vacuuming in TB3 then re-clamping,
From contributor B:
I would try to force epoxy into those gaps after cleaning the wood with acetone. I would dye the epoxy and try to not use a single color on the entire length of the gap. Then sand and see the result. Epoxy and dowels every 9 inches after filling the gaps may hold.