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Forum topic by 304woodworking posted 11-28-2017 01:48 PM 554 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-28-2017 01:48 PM

ive made some really nice end grain cutting boards. i have them flat, level and sadned and treated with mineral oil. most have been fine, for some reason i had the last one i made 2 days after completion bow up in the middle. what caused this and id there a fix for it?

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#1 posted 11-28-2017 02:52 PM

Too thin for its width or maybe you had to clamp the heck out of it to close joints. Is it all end grain or did you frame it with wood on the outside like a picture frame.
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#2 posted 11-28-2017 03:44 PM

I always clamp the heck out of them. I thought you was supposed too. Lol. .

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#3 posted 11-28-2017 03:53 PM

I find the best joints are where just enough pressure to squeeze a hair of glue out!
Big clamps and lots of force usually repairs some gaps but not always the answer!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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