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#1 posted 05-19-2010 04:01 AM

If it happens right away, it’s totally expected. Much depends on the grain orientation of the original board but it’s sort of hard to predict – maybe someone who understands wood science better than me will chime in. The bottom line is a cutting operation like resawing releases a lot of stress in the board. The resawn boards will move as a result of this.

I had a beautiful, beautiful piece of beech laying around that I had been planning to resaw for a special project. It bowed right after I resawed it the other day – approximately a 1/4” bow on a resawn board 3/8” thick. :( Somehow I have a feeling the more beautiful the board the more likely it is to warp after resawing!

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