Flattening a boxwood folding ruler

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Forum topic by Brett posted 01-04-2012 10:33 PM 1458 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-04-2012 10:33 PM

After I purchased a folding boxwood ruler recently, I discovered that one of the segments is very slightly bowed. Is there any way to flatten a boxwood ruler?

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#1 posted 01-08-2012 02:59 AM

you might be able to clamp it to a straight piece of wood with something as thin as 3 playing cards under the center for a little ’’back bow’’ then i would heat it lightly with a hairdryer,,,then put it over the steam of boiling water until the vapors build up and remove it. Leave it in the clamp somewhere for a day and see what happens when you take it out. dont sue me if it doesnt go good. (some luthiers fix warped instrument necks similar to this)

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