LumberJocks

Harmonica case #3: commissioned harmonica case - grouting the brick

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by gurnie posted 08-03-2011 06:38 PM 1133 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Part 2: How to make wood look like brick Part 3 of Harmonica case series Part 4: How to grout wood »

So it took me two weeks to chisel out the bloodwood to make it look like patterned brick (you know, doing some here and there not to drive myself crazy). Then i mixed glue with maple dust and grouted the piece. Then it was sanded with a sander. here’s the results.

I think the next thing to do is glue up the box and then shape the legs. I am a bit afraid that applying a finish will darken the grout, hopefully it won’t be too much.

Whatdaya think?

-- Please visit my Etsy site, http://www.etsy.com/shop/cgurnham or http://www.christinagurnham.com You can also follow me on my artfire blog: http://www.artfire.com/users/cgurnham/blog



4 comments so far

View Bearpie's profile

Bearpie

2587 posts in 1676 days


#1 posted 08-03-2011 10:20 PM

I must say that it looks gorgeous and I have no criticism to make, only praises! How is Bloodwood to carve? I just picked up a couple of Bloodwood boards about 5’ long for $20. from a guy selling his deceased dad’s things. I thought it was a steal cause he also threw in a few pieces of Beech wood and a walnut plank about 7 ft long x 8” wide.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

View gurnie's profile

gurnie

342 posts in 1693 days


#2 posted 08-03-2011 10:29 PM

it’s a bit of a PITA, but that’s because i used a chisel to do it. I sharpened once during this carving and i was ready to sharpen again at the end of creating the wall.

-- Please visit my Etsy site, http://www.etsy.com/shop/cgurnham or http://www.christinagurnham.com You can also follow me on my artfire blog: http://www.artfire.com/users/cgurnham/blog

View gfadvm's profile

gfadvm

10900 posts in 1348 days


#3 posted 08-04-2011 03:19 AM

A water based poly like Polycrylic from Min Wax wont darken your ‘grout’ at all. Very cool project!!!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

View littlecope's profile (online now)

littlecope

2908 posts in 2160 days


#4 posted 08-04-2011 07:51 AM

Great Project and Blog Miss G!!
As a Harp player from way back, and a Box maker, I strongly approve!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase