|Forum topic by myxology||posted 08-30-2016 02:33 PM||417 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
08-30-2016 02:33 PM
I fear I have made a horrible novice mistake, which considering I’m a novice isn’t entirely unreasonable. But I’m hoping I can recover.
I have glued up this monstrous table top using 2×10s. I did let them dry for about 3 weeks before using them. They were not the straightest things to begin with, but I did the best I could. Then I used a power hand planer and have been working on flattening this thing. I thought I had it pretty flat, but then I came out to the shop a couple days later and it is cupping on me.
I was getting ready to put breadboards on the ends (something I’ve never done before), but now I don’t know if I should just clamp the sides of the top down and make them fit in the breadboards or if it’s just a lost cause. Of course I plan on clamping the table top down to the frame when it’s done, but is that ok, with the breadboards to take the bow out of it, or will it eventually just bow up and twist the whole table?
Just to clarify… In the photos, the plywood and hardboard are my assembly table which is holding the table top I’m working on. It’s not part of the project.
Looking forward to some help. Thanks!