|Forum topic by Mauricio||posted 08-25-2012 04:12 PM||2496 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
08-25-2012 04:12 PM
Hello Lumber Jocks,
I had a question for your all. I while back Mads posted some videos about Japanese woodworking. In the video these guys take rough boards, and before running them through jointer they heat them and forcefully bend most of the bow or twist out of the board. These board are air dried out in the sun, no shelter, so the heat turns the water into steam, you can see the steam coming off of the board.
The question is: have any of you had success doing something similar? I’ve heard of the old “Lay the board on the damp grass in the sun” trick. But, what if I can’t wake up that early? Or, the grass isn’t very dewey this time of year.
I have an 8/4 red oak board that has some bow to it. I need to keep most of the thickness so I would like to remove some of the bend before jointing. The board is about 6’ long and to flatten it might mean removing more wood than I want.
Here’s what I’ve tired:
I’d be interested to know if any of you have tried anything similar with success.
-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch