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02-20-2015 12:49 AM

I built am end grain block for a friend. She put it in a tight space and over a year it warp and raised in the middle. She was able to get it out and would like to get it flat again. Any advice on flatteiong it. It is a checvkerboatd pattern, end grain of maple and cherry.

-- Chad -- Buffalo, NY

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#1 posted 02-20-2015 01:02 AM

Expose the hump up to draft. If that doesn’t do it, put some of the finished you used previously on the cup side. If that doesn’t work, put a we towel in the microwave and get it real hot and put it on the hump; finish the whole thing again with salad bowl finish. It probably didn’t soak enough finish in the first place.


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#2 posted 02-20-2015 01:07 AM

Well, if she put it somewhere that it will be exposed to air on both sides evenly, it may flatten on it’s own. You may be able to speed up the process by wetting the concave side only and set it to dry in its end. I wouldn’t try to force it. It will probably just break.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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