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#1 posted 03-04-2019 02:30 AM

Odd…If someone wanted to introduce a curve to a board, there would be all sorts of advice on how to do it with laminations and glue, but the inverse seems line the third rail. If you can laminate to curve, you can laminate to straighten. Also…it is a workbench!

- BlueRidgeDog

That’s what I want to do, laminate to straighten. You can do it with 2x stock—but its smooth already and its cross-section is the same everywhere in the board. Key being smooth. My sourced stuff isn’t.

Why not cut out the knots, and stagger the joints from end to end? You could buy two higher quality 8 boards for the two outer faces.

- ibewjon

Staggering, that would be plan ‘C’. Plan ‘B’ is sucking up the cost of stock coming from a bigger supplier. That stuff would work out the gate. I probably will go with B or at worst mill down the bowed stuff and just use a few more pieces.

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