Tuesday, January 21, 2014

LP Jr - Removing Dents

When I glued the top to the body, I made the mistake of placing the clamp directly on to the wood on the lower cut out. This caused a dent in the walnut. In order to fix this, I could have just sanded the top. But that would have taken a great deal of work and turned a great deal of the top into saw dust in the process.

I decided to try something that I read about somewhere on the internet. It involves using steam to raise the grain grain in the dent.

The first step is to apply water directly to the dent.

Then lay a cotton cloth over the water, and apply an hot iron creating steam.

The steam raises the grain of the wood.

Then follow up with a light sanding with 180 grit sandpaper. repeat this process a couple of times, and the dent will slowly disappear.

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