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Fibonacci Mosaic box #6: Results of caulk experiment

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 329 days ago 1342 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Firstly it occurred to me that although I needed a pattern to experiment that it didn’t need to be fancy. To this end I took a scrap of MDF and cut 2 mm slots in it using the table saw blade set low.

Applying the caulk using the gun and fine nozzle was like trying to pass an elephant. Slow and painful. So I decided to use a putty knife to apply it.

This stuff cures by losing water so I expected some shrinkage and because of that didn’t level it off completely.

After a day this was the result.

Shrinkage evident. So sanded back level this is what I had.

It is not hard but flexible even when cured. I spray coated some acrylic finish . This appeared to take well.
Left the piece until today (5 days total) with this result

and the end, sanded off flat

Some further shrinkage. Though I don’t think its an unattractive result. The filler is still elastic. May be a better long term bet given wood movement. We shall see. Thats all.

Be seeing you.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com



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Roman Hrytsak

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#1 posted 329 days ago

Martyn, thanks for the post. You have given me some ideas for my boot carvings! Thanks!

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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jap

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#2 posted 329 days ago

great experiment

-- Joel

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 328 days ago

Good experiments and also, good to know!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 327 days ago

Martyn -

Interesting as always. What about a classic wood filler – sawdust and glue, colored to suit?

-- Steven Davis - see me at http://www.playnoevil.com/ and http://www.stelgames.com/

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#5 posted 327 days ago

Yes, Steven. Another possibility. It might be difficult to get a light colour though, such as white. Darker should be fine though.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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