|Forum topic by bannerpond1||posted 05-01-2013 09:34 PM||1362 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
05-01-2013 09:34 PM
I have a walnut slab, 5/4 thick, four feet long, and tapered from 20 to 26 inches in width. I want to make a small table top, but it’s cupped. Across the wide end, the cup is 1/2 inch deep. Across the narrow width, it’s 1/4 inch. With the best side up, the cup makes a “smile” rather than a “frown.”
My thought is to saw kerfs, parallel to the grain, on the underside of the slab. I plan to wet the slab and then weigh it down with concrete blocks while it dries. I will put angle iron cleats across the underside to hold the slab in level, and hide those cleats with wood.
Anyone have a better way to solve this problem? I’d appreciate all inputs.
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