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Forum topic by Chelios posted 03-13-2010 11:01 PM 688 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-13-2010 11:01 PM

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It is not yet assembled. It is a 2 board lamination of 8/4 padauk. It developed a 12 inch hairline check starting at the end grain. The check is only visible from one of the sides. The boards have been in my garage/shop for 4 months and the check only developed in the last couple of weeks after I laminated them.

Is there anything to be done?

thanks


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#1 posted 03-13-2010 11:12 PM

maybe clamp it with glue ,
and put some of those
Nakashima butterfly’s across it .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 03-13-2010 11:26 PM

Thanks Patron

I think I have seen those butterflies on some projects around here but I am not really familiar with how those are done. How does one do those? Chisel out the butterfly mortise and glue in the butterfly?

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#3 posted 03-14-2010 01:38 AM

that is probably your best bet ,
as you don’t have the stuff to do it with a router .
you can however make the butterflies on the band saw or copping saw ,
and use the router to freehand the rough space for it ,
just stay 1/8” away from the edges ,
and finish with the chisel .
it will leave you a flat bottom to work to .
just leave the clamps on until the butterflies are dry ,
so the top doesn’t split again from the pounding .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 03-14-2010 04:47 AM

Thanks David!

I will go for it. Best

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