The damage caused by repeated removal of fronts remains a difficult subject. Filler can be used to some extend as long as the damage is not too severe and some restorers have the option of using CNC to restore an area like this without the removal of any original wood. Many of us don’t.
In the past, this damaged area would have been half-edged. I decided to fit a patch in this case for minimum removal of original wood.
The damage on the edge of the patch I will deal with separately – I didn’t want to widen the patch that much.