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02-11-2019 01:17 AM

Topic tags/keywords: glue up slab pecan bow question planer plane jointer tablesaw biscuit joiner finishing refurbishing joining sanding traditional modern shaker

I’ve visited your forum many times following information from your postings and always appreciated your works. But, now I need some serious help and answers to what I hope is not stupid questions. Ive just put the finishing touches (2 hours ago) on a Pecan table for a customer. When I looked at I noticed a little lift on one corner – then checked the rest and I have about a quarter of an inch BOW in the middle of my table! Yesterday afternoon it was not perfectly flat but for the most part flat. Since that time, I have finish sanded it, raised the grain twice with water. No soaking. Sanded to 2500 wiped then wiped again with mineral sprits. Temps in the last three days (glue up) and have changed 30 degrees+ colder and are now in the mid 40 s, light rain. Can you help me?

-- Jim


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#1 posted 02-11-2019 01:27 AM

Since then Ive moved in nto a 70 degree environment, flipped it over and have an old 25 ” CRT Television sitting on top of it.

-- Jim

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#2 posted 02-11-2019 02:07 AM

Don’t worry about putting weight on the top. Just figure a way to anchor the top while still letting it move. Figure 8 fasteners for instance are one good way.

So long as your framework is adequate, the figured 8 fasteners should cinch everything down okay. Next time maybe consider a central member in the table. That gives more places to anchor the top.

Good luck with it.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 02-11-2019 02:15 AM

Thank you Pinto, I dont have it attached to a frame or base. Its just the top. But you got me thinking, what I clamped it back to my work table and clamped it all the way around? But that would put it back into the cold.??

-- Jim

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#4 posted 02-11-2019 03:46 AM

Don’t worry about temporarily clamping it, just permanently attach it to the table base in a way that lets it move.

A 1/4” bow will flatten right out.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#5 posted 02-11-2019 03:58 AM

Great! Thank you soo much.

-- Jim

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