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Forum topic by crazycoonass posted 01-14-2013 11:17 AM 894 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-14-2013 11:17 AM

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hi i was wondering since lumber has more moisture content in the middle, would it be possible to dampen the outside of the board to even out the moisture content thus preventing cupping and cracking?

-- mike louisiana,

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#1 posted 01-14-2013 04:36 PM

I resaw 8/4 (2” thick) wood all the time and unless I go below 1/4” I don’t have a problem. I have worked with Walnut, Oak, Pine, Fir, Cedar, Popular, Maple.

For real thin wood it will cup or twist. I will cut it from 2” to 1/2” and let it age then resaw to 1/4”.

After resawing if you are concerned about warp, sticker it and place a heavy weight above each sticker point.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#2 posted 01-14-2013 07:57 PM

thanks for the advice jesse i am going to be resawing a lot of brazilian rosewood and just wanted to make sure it does not get messed up as i am making guitars with it. take care and will talk to you later mike

-- mike louisiana,

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