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#1 posted 02-06-2018 01:24 AM


The relief cuts that extend all the way or nearly all the through the thickness of plywood underlayment would be my repair approach. Making a relief cut every 6” may be enough, but I would probably make relief cuts 2” to 3” apart since I would like to make sure I never had to revisit this repair. The relief cuts could be made using a table saw, circular saw, or a router with a straight bit.

Eliminating the plywood backer would be more effort but should also prevent reoccurrence of splits. If this option is selected, a handheld router with a straight bit or a bottom cleaning bit in multiple light passes may be the easiest method and would reduce chances of damaging the bar top.

If you can manage a relief cut under the crack, it may be possible to spread some glue into the crack and draw the bar top back together.

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