Warped Cutting Board, help!

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Forum topic by Steve Kreins posted 08-12-2014 08:59 AM 1025 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Steve Kreins

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08-12-2014 08:59 AM

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As some of you know I have cancer and the past two weeks have been less than fun and games.

I had a cutting board, long grain, glued up and ready to sand when I got sick. I do most of my cutting and sanding in my covered patio. I know better than to leave a piece outside, but I had no choice this time because I got very sick, veru suddenly. It sat under the patio cover, but exposed to high humitity and heat for about 10 days.

It now has a nice bow in it of about a 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch, side to side. I put inside and some of the warp came out as it dried, but not all.

Any ideas on how to “Unwarp it Scotty”? Or Beam Me up Scotty to my happy place.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#1 posted 08-12-2014 12:05 PM

You can use 4 boards, place 2 of them on each end of the cup, get the other two boards and place them over the end of the previous ones and clamp. Tighten the clamps a little bit at a time with the bow side exposed to the elements.


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#2 posted 08-12-2014 12:05 PM

If you’re sure that the moisture content has reached equilibrium, if you have a planer, you could just pass it through that. If it’s rocking, a couple dabs of hot glue on a piece of plywood should hold it. Otherwise, hand plane it, or find someone with a planer. It’s going to be thinner than you’d planned on, but it is what it is.

Edit : I warped a board by leaving it sitting on bare concrete for a week. You could try that.

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