Veneer chip out fix?

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  1. Bobo

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    While cutting the edges of a flame maple veneer, I got some "chip out" I guess you could call it where chunks of the veneer chipped off as I cut around the edges. I tried filling those spots with Elmer's Stainable Wood Filler, but that stuff didn't hold up well to sanding. Anything else I can try? Bondo?

    I'm going to paint a thin black burst on the outside where the chips are, so that should cover up anything not maple.

    Thanks!
     
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    If you can’t find the chips on the floor, or if the chips are very small, make some new ones and superglue them in. It’s worked for me many times.

    Sometimes it’s easier to enlarge the chip hole into a more regular shape, like a little triangle. Use a craft knife. Make a matching piece of veneer and glue that in.
     
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    Ok, I'll give that a shot!
     

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