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Need advice to prevent bow

by becikeja
posted 08-27-2016 11:53 AM

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#1 posted 08-27-2016 12:37 PM

Lay up your pieces for glueing so that the exspantion and contraction of the wood is minnemized .

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#2 posted 08-27-2016 01:20 PM

Depends on the construction of the base. A standard table base with aprons should prevent cupping.

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#3 posted 08-27-2016 04:57 PM

Watch how the wood is laid-up , not plain sawn or rift-sawn but quarter-sawn will yield a stable slab to stay flat with the seasonal changes due to moisture’s vaibles in your work peice .

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#4 posted 08-30-2016 10:32 AM

If my interpretation of your comments is correct, you would suggest buying 8/4 lumber and not building it up from 4/4 lumber. Is that correct?

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Fred Hargis

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#5 posted 08-30-2016 01:52 PM

I agree the table aprons should keep it flat, it’s also true the qtr sawn is less likely to warp, but may be very hard to find. As for the 4/4 versus 8/3, I suspect that if the wood is flat sawn, you could glue 4/4 together in such a way as to minimize warping….but it would be guess work and you may have a seam showing in the carving. I think I would try to find 8/4, if unavailable, that would dictate gluing 5/5 together. I’d love to see the piece once done, sounds like fun.

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