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#1 posted 08-20-2019 04:08 PM

Just to explain how I got it cupped. I used some ratchet straps as I did not have enough long clamps. That put much more pressure on one side than on the other and as result bent it. If I have checked the alignment before the glue dries it could be easily fixed. Unfortunately I noticed it when it was too late.
Anyway two pieces of angle iron with two holes near the center on the bottom of the table top fixed the situation. In fact it was very easy as the wood across the grain is not very strong even if it 8/4 sapele. I may try to remove the steel in a year or two and see if the wood holds or just leave it there.

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