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Woodson59

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08-13-2020 03:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question tip trick mahogany maple modern joining

The leg stock set forever before getting cut. They were all perfect. I did my joinery and the project sat in my air conditioned and dehumidified shop too long after two babies in rapid succession. But one errant leg decided to go askew. Looking for an fixes anyone may know. Thinking steaming and Some cauls or something


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stevejack

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#1 posted 08-13-2020 10:12 AM

SORRY DUDE! One time I ripped a Pine 2×4 in half. It was perfectly flat, square, and true. When it came out the feed table it was litteraley spaghetti….WOOD!!!!!!

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Robert

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#2 posted 08-13-2020 11:25 AM

I would live with it. Yes you could steam it and who know if it will stay set.

If it were in the house I doubt you would even have noticed.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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LittleShaver

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#3 posted 08-13-2020 01:32 PM

Put that leg against the wall, no one but you will ever notice.

-- Sawdust Maker

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theart

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#4 posted 08-13-2020 02:46 PM



Put that leg against the wall, no one but you will ever notice.

- LittleShaver

Things like this always look worse on the work bench. I would live with it for a while and see how much it bugs me.

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Woodson59

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#5 posted 08-19-2020 02:26 AM

Well in light of no miracle trick you all have confirmed my thoughts. Thanks!

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therealSteveN

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#6 posted 08-19-2020 04:04 AM

You could also make a new leg…......

Cutting wood, even a little bit, gives the inside part, that is now the outside part, and likely wetter than the outside used to be, a fine opportunity to move. It’s not all reaction wood, it’s just basic Rh, evil little wet spot he is.

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avsmusic1

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#7 posted 08-19-2020 12:53 PM



Put that leg against the wall, no one but you will ever notice.

- LittleShaver


agree – one of the first tables i ever built was a hall table and i got a little overzealous with my #4 which i had just sharpened well for the first time. The taper on one leg is notably heavier.
That table has been sitting in my brother’s house for years and nobody has ever noticed but me

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Woodson59

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#8 posted 09-12-2020 06:19 AM



You could also make a new leg…......

Cutting wood, even a little bit, gives the inside part, that is now the outside part, and likely wetter than the outside used to be, a fine opportunity to move. It s not all reaction wood, it s just basic Rh, evil little wet spot he is.

- therealSteveN

I’m really thinking it got dropped and released some tension it was straight the the first year of its life. I took off all sides equally on the planer. It was wrapped and taped all four together, all looking dead on and symmetrical. Then I got a new house, built a new shop, did a addition and finally got back to it. I’ll never know. Don’t leave straight wood around for two years and expect it straight i guess. Always drop it before hitting the jointer. Seal it sooner

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#9 posted 09-12-2020 04:39 PM

Mother nature reminding us who’s boss.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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