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Brand new to wood... almost.

by Seanroze
posted 02-24-2017 04:07 AM


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Aj2

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#1 posted 02-24-2017 05:22 AM

There’s no fixing wood that’s cupped.
But you can build a router sled contraption to flatten it.
The rest is up to you.

Aj

-- Aj

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Lazyman

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#2 posted 02-24-2017 05:27 AM

Check out router planing jigs. It’s going to to take awhile with anything that big no mater what approach you take.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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BurlyBob

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#3 posted 02-24-2017 05:39 AM

Sean, if you decide to give up on these. Get in touch with me. Prineville is not to much of a drive. I’d be happy to take them off your hands.

Best of luck with your endeavors. Those are going to be something awesome.

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Seanroze

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#4 posted 02-24-2017 06:24 AM

Burlybob. “Those are going to be something awesome”
I know


Just add water…the entire slab looks like this.

-- I hear only half, what had I heard the whole, would understand but half.

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CustomBuild

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#5 posted 02-24-2017 07:42 AM

Use a router sled. Make sure you get a large diameter planing bit for the router.
It will not take very long if you have a bit that is between 1 1/2 inches to 2 inch

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Seanroze

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#6 posted 02-27-2017 03:35 AM

Thank you for the replies so far. I thought of a router sled, but do need to know if there is a maximum amount of twist I could or should work with. Aside from the crown/cup issue, the slab has severe twist to it. When I get 3 corners to touch my bench, the fourth is a full 2” above. The slab is 3” thick. My question is. Is it possible I could not have enough material to work with?
Thanks.

-- I hear only half, what had I heard the whole, would understand but half.

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Seanroze

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#7 posted 06-03-2017 11:01 PM

Well, I went ahead and gave it a shot. I started with the first bench to my table set. I’ll star on the other bench in a week or two. This one didn’t take too long to straighten out. The other bench has about the same twist but the main slab is really warped.
Here are a couple pics.

-- I hear only half, what had I heard the whole, would understand but half.

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