How do I fill an irregular hole in solid wood door?

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Hi everyone,I’m house sitting for my parents and wanted to surprise them by fixing some things around their house while they were away. One thing was replacing an old rusty and tight handleset on their front door. When I removed the handle I noticed it was sitting in an irregular shaped hole that looks hand carved out. I am fairly novice and only have simple tools. Can I fill it? What do you recommend? I’m trying to avoid spending a lot of money on a new wood door if possible. Thanks!

q fill an irregular hole in solid wood door
q fill an irregular hole in solid wood door
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