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Posted on Building shelves, need advice

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#1 posted 04-19-2017 06:55 PM

...I thought the Pine wood spines would prevent that. I used them flat wise, not edgewise. They seemed pretty stiff and it looked flat. I guess I should have used them edgewise?...

Any tips on keeping boards flat?...

- TheNewGuy

I like to use cauls to keep my panels flat. Not a flat piece of pine, but a purpose-made caul, with a built-in curve that flattens out under clamping pressure. Mike Henderson, a fellow Jock, wrote a tutorial for his method of making these. You may want to read it here

In use, the system looks like this:

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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