|Forum topic by RickB||posted 12-28-2009 06:54 PM||4560 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
12-28-2009 06:54 PM
The short version is: My edge glued boards are bowed. Suggestions?
The long version:
Been trying to make an end grain cutting board. As I am gluing up the strips, I am seeing that there is a pronounced warp to the end product. While I was waiting for that glue to dry, I buzzed down a couple of strips of cherry which I glued together to make a plaque for an antler mount. This was just four strips of wood. These have a slight bow as well.
However, not everything I edge glue turns out this way. I made a seat for a stool some time ago. This was edge glued oak. It is nice and flat. Some of the pieces of the cutting board are cupped, other pieces are flat.
I checked my jointer and it is cutting flat. I did not double check the table saw, but I think it is fine.
The jointer is leaving a very slight ridge on the material… I do need to get that taken care of.
Any thoughts? One thought I have is that I am squeezing the parts together too tight, and causing a bow sometimes.