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Jleath

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08-02-2018 12:00 PM

Hello, I have a large Japanese antique table that needs some TLC. It is made from the cross section of a tree, is about 5 feet across and 3 inches thick. It has a live edge with some radial cracks but the most problematic issue is that it is bowed in the middle. It is almost as if it wants to join its next life as a large shallow bowl. Any ideas on how to get the bowl shape sag out of it?


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#1 posted 08-02-2018 12:22 PM

Is this a recent development? What changed? Perhaps it just needs some time to adapt to it’s new environment? How much has it bowed?
Something that old and thick should have reached equilibrium a while ago, it may just need to go through the process again.
In my opinion, there is not much you can do to mechanically flatten the top without removing material . A large slab like that is stronger than anything I can come up with.

-- Sawdust Maker

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#2 posted 08-02-2018 12:37 PM

A picture, would be helpful.

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#3 posted 08-02-2018 08:16 PM



Is this a recent development? What changed? Perhaps it just needs some time to adapt to it s new environment? How much has it bowed?
Something that old and thick should have reached equilibrium a while ago, it may just need to go through the process again.
In my opinion, there is not much you can do to mechanically flatten the top without removing material . A large slab like that is stronger than anything I can come up with.

- LittleShaver

Totally Agree! Also a Picture would be a good idea.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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