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#1 posted 12-09-2018 01:23 AM

Hi Paul
Have another query for you:
All 8 large pieces (amaranth, birdseye maple), are currently “in press” to straighten the curl or warp. I dampened them, then wrapped in paper towel, pressed for an hour or so, then switched to new/ dry paper toweling, then put them back in the press. They are cool to the touch (it’s about 55 degrees F in the garage). I rather doubt they are completely dry yet.
Since it’s likely to be next weekend before I get back to this project I’m wondering if there is some way to stack these pieces so that they air dry completely?
Perhaps in layers with slats in-between, all under a weight of some kind?

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