cutting board wharping ??

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Forum topic by grenger posted 07-24-2014 11:33 AM 1058 views 1 time favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-24-2014 11:33 AM

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Any idea? This board was done over 4 months. Gave it to a friend and it whraped? Made over 60 endgrain This is the first time that this happens


-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada

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#1 posted 07-24-2014 12:00 PM

I suspect that the wood was not in equilibrium with the environment that the cutting board was being used in. Change in moisture can cause this type of wood movement.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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#2 posted 07-24-2014 01:48 PM

Maybe they used it on top of that stove when it was still too warm or making a slight amount of steam.

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#3 posted 07-24-2014 03:19 PM

Did you oil both sides before you gave it to them? If so, perhaps they washed it enough with soap and used it enough to deplete the oils on the top, and the top dried out, while the bottom did not lose oil.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#4 posted 07-24-2014 03:28 PM

There’s no standard or good way of unwarping a board, unless it’s a temporary warp to start with. How about putting feet on the concave side and making them a new board using equalized wood ?

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#5 posted 07-24-2014 03:30 PM

A friend f mine brought an end grain board to me recently that was at least this bad. He wanted me to “fix” it! I simply laid it on my work bench for 2 weeks and it pretty much flattened out! He could not believe I did nothing to it and I don’t think he will be storing it over his sink anymore! It had been made to fit that sink and even though the guy that made it warned him, he did not properly care for it! It was pretty much wet all the time! Wish I had taken pics but, I didn’t think of that at the time! It had mineral oil and bees wax on it or so he said so it would have messed up a lot of sandpaper!!!!

-- The most dangerous tool in my shop is the one I am currently using! Harvey

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#6 posted 07-24-2014 03:31 PM

I think someone left it standing in the sink over night on its edge with water still in the basin.

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#7 posted 07-25-2014 12:35 AM

I had one do that. I think it was because the user washed it, then laid it flat on his counter. The moisture was able to evaporate from the top, but not the bottom. I suggested he stand it on edge until it had completely dried (overnight) and the problem went away. HTH

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#8 posted 07-25-2014 01:54 AM

They probably ran it through the dishwasher a number of times…...

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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#9 posted 07-25-2014 03:10 AM

My wife left ours set in a puddle of water over night. Next morning, I had an end grain bowl. Put it in the oven on the lowest setting (around 170 degrees) and it flattened itself out after several hours.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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