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Harmonica case #4: How to grout wood

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Blog entry by gurnie posted 09-01-2011 04:49 PM 2001 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I realized I never explained how I got the grout “look” to work with the harmonica case, so i thought i’d take the time to post photos to show you the process.

Here’s an image of the wood, pre-grouted. if you look at my last blog entry, you can see how I was able to chisle away the wood for the brick pattern.

In this photo you can see the tightbond 3 glue (which dries darker than regular tightbond), a collection of maple dust, a cup, tooth picks, and kabob sticks.

Glue is mixed into this cup with some maple dust until the mix is a thick paste – not overly wet, but not too dry. This mix is then applied into the groves of the “brick” wall.

Here’s a closer look

After it is fitted into the groves, it is removed by hand (my fingernails hate me right now)

And here’s an up-close photo of the brick wall drying

this piece is then sanded on an orbital sander. It was then glued up as a box. I don’t have a photo of it glued and out of clamps, but here’s a photo of the box clamped.

I am hoping to have this project done very soon.

Look forward to comments!

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