Fixed a curled and warped box top

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Project by SantaPaulaCraftsman posted 03-29-2012 04:39 PM 2379 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The client who purchased my recently posted project, an ambrosia maple humidor, called to complain that the box lid ( a single piece of maple) had dramatically curled. He lives near the beach and the increased humidity did the job.

Rather than make a new lid I cut deep kerfs with the table saw across most of the bottom to make the lid flexible, cut an inch off each end, added curly maple breadboard ends, and covered the kerfs with spanish cedar to match the box lining.

The top is now perfectly flat, the cedar now seals the box tight, and the breadboards actually look better than the single piece.

-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn

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Don Tikander

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#1 posted 03-29-2012 06:10 PM

Complainers,huh? I never have any complaints on stuff I build. I supply my materials and labor free. That way they can’t ask for their money back. LOL.

-- Wood glue residue doesn't take a stain well.

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#2 posted 03-29-2012 09:09 PM

great solution.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#3 posted 03-29-2012 09:54 PM

picture of the repaired top?

-- EDS

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#4 posted 03-30-2012 12:25 AM

Nice job and a great save.

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

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Dan'um Style

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#5 posted 03-30-2012 02:02 AM

Post the completed piece. I’d be interested in seeing the finished result.

Darn wood !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 03-30-2012 03:33 AM

Nice solution, let’s see the finished piece.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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