I am building an epoxy river desk with a cumaru slab I recently purchased. The slab was kiln dried. The issue I am facing is that the slab has a pretty substantial twist in one of the pieces.
My original plan was to flatten the slab using a router sled; however, after laying it out, I am not sure this would be the best option because I would have to remove a fairly substantial amount of the thickness to get it flat.
One side is pretty flat, and I don't think will cause any issues; however, the other side is where the twist is much more predominant. The slab is just under 2 inches thick, and I can clamp it to a table to make it fairly flat, but I am fearful that this would cause the epoxy to crack once I remove the clamps.
I know pictures are worth a thousand words, so here we go…
Here is the slab laid out (the problem child is on the left):
Here is a picture of the side, at the end, which is the bottom of the first picture:
Here is a picture of the other end of the same side of the slab:
Here is a look from the end of the side (this would be the left side, from the top using the top pic as a reference):
And finally, here is a picture of that same end from a different perspective:
I have been looking at these boards for a while, and I know there are some great problem solvers out there, so I am hoping to get some advice.
Thanks in advance!