How to joint long springy thinner board with slight bow.

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Forum topic by TDog77 posted 04-03-2012 05:06 AM 1014 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-03-2012 05:06 AM

I have been fighting with a 6 foot long by 7 inch wide hard 4/4 maple board that has about a 1/8 inch bow in the center with and even taper to each end and I am curious where the pressure should be placed and what technique. My other boards responded well when I transferred pressure as soon as possible to the outfeed table but this one takes very little pressure to flatten it when taking it through the jointer.

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#1 posted 04-03-2012 06:59 AM

I’m assuming since you are milling the wood you have a project in mind. If that is the case I would cut the board to the rough lengths you need for the project and then mill the wood. Each smaller piece will have a smaller bow and should be rather easy to mill up for your project. Anyway, that’s what I do when I’m milling my wood for a project. Also, I don’t have to worry about controlling the long board.

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#2 posted 04-03-2012 08:06 AM learn a bit from charles neil

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#3 posted 04-03-2012 12:58 PM

Unfortunately it is only about a foot longer then I need to allow for snipe cut and such. Ill go check that video, thanks.

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