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Tips and Techiques #3: Ironing Board

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Blog entry by Jerry posted 03-24-2022 07:05 PM 438 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Doesn’t everybody do this? :-)

Ironing it on the concave side adds moisture to the side that needs to expand in order for the board to straighten out, the heat helps the moisture to penetrate and make the lignin malleable. Then I hold tension on it in the direction I want it to flatten until it cools off and the lignin has set in place.

Video Link for whoever cannot see the embedded video Here

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/



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#1 posted 03-24-2022 07:29 PM

Cool trick, will have to keep that in mind. My luck the board would twist.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 03-24-2022 07:38 PM

Might want to have a link for those of us on iPads who don’t see what you embedded.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 03-24-2022 07:50 PM



Might want to have a link for those of us on iPads who don’t see what you embedded.

- Dave Polaschek

Good suggestion, I’ve done that. Thanks!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#4 posted 03-25-2022 12:40 AM

a nice tip jerry.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 03-25-2022 01:14 AM

Nice, Jerry! Steam bending, of a sort. ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#6 posted 03-25-2022 02:01 AM



a nice tip jerry.

- pottz

Thanks Pottz

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#7 posted 03-25-2022 02:01 AM



Nice, Jerry! Steam bending, of a sort. ;-)

- Dave Polaschek

Thank you Dave, yes it really is, isn’t it.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#8 posted 03-25-2022 06:06 PM

Thanks for the tip Jerry.

I have a window in my shop that faces west and if I forget to close the curtains my wood warps.

Does it work on 4/4 and thicker?

This looks like the fastest fix I’ve seen. 8^}

-- James E McIntyre

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#9 posted 03-25-2022 06:11 PM

Cool idea. Does it stay flat?
I have a guy here who need that badly on some table legs that he laminated.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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