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#1 posted 02-08-2013 05:19 AM

ok, first you always joint the boards with the crowned side up, if you don’t, the board will tend to follow the crown. Second, if you are going to join one edge of the slab first, go ahead after that and work the thickness, then joint the width, this way your boards come out squared. Boards may also tend to cup a little after being worked, I seriously doubt that’s the case here because of the magnitude of those slabs, but it is a minor possibility, so try putting a clamp on it and seeing if it will pull up. If it does, then just glue and clamp. Also you may want to run a straight edge down your grooves to ensure you have them dead flat at the right depth.

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