|Forum topic by christhetalentedone||posted 02-12-2009 06:42 AM||725 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
02-12-2009 06:42 AM
i ordered about 28 2×4x around 108 that are a dark oak. when i finally got the wood about half of them were deformed. the other half i just sent through the planner for a few passed and they look great. my problem becomes is with the deformed boards. because with the good boards there aren’t enough good ones to make the bench as wide as i want. so i need to find a way to take the bowed boards and shape them so they will work on the bench top. most of them are bowed on the edges and faces.
with the faces i can just surface them. the problem becomes on the edges, because im making the bench with the 4 inch side as the thickness and i want it to be as thick as possible, and if i just take off stock on the edges then it would make the bench to thin. so i need to find a way straighten up the edges… and no i cant just square them of then laminate until it wide enough. because i do not have enough 2×4’s to do that.
basically what i am saying is i need help figuring out a way i can cut or bend or something to straighten up the boards. my idea was to cut the board into 3 even peices and take the three end peices and flip them upside down and reglue it. so the bow gets where it bows up then down then up.
that was of course very exaggerated,
then just plane it, it would reduce them amount i would have to plane drastically.’
-- the talented one