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#1 posted 08-28-2012 05:16 PM

Thanks Sylvain, the only problem is that the steam box would have to be so big to accommodate this board.

I do have an update though, I left the board in the clamps for a couple of days and it did remove most of the bow. I left it on the floor of the garage last night also to see if Lucas’ trick would help but I think I needed the heat for it to work so it didnt seem to do anything.

There was still some bend in about 1/3 of the board. So now I’m clamping it at that spot like Dale suggested.

I’m not really in a hurry so I’ll leave it in until I’m ready to work on my tool well. By then it should be flat enough to joint. If I feel like it I may hit it with the Wet Heat per Dale.

I think its flat enough to joint now but since I’m not really in a hurry I’ll leave it in the clamps for now.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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