Stabilizing thin planks

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Forum topic by crazypete posted 05-17-2016 01:53 AM 757 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-17-2016 01:53 AM

Hello Lumberjocks….

I wasn’t sure where to post this, so I hope this is ok.

I’m attempting to resin stabilize 1/4” planks of various wood species. Stabilizing hasn’t been a problem, but my planks are cupping in the oven, or shorty after being removed from the oven. Both 1/4 and flat sawn cuts are cupping. Clamping while curing hasn’t helped. I’m using cactus juice if that has anything to do with it.

Thanks in advance.


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#1 posted 05-17-2016 02:02 AM

Pictures? Stabilize first, cut thin later. Something isn’t right if the 1/4 sawn is cupping. I’d say too much heat on one side. What temp are you using?

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#2 posted 05-17-2016 02:32 PM

200*. Yes, they are already cut. I was wondering if I should be stabilizing a block, then cutting.

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