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Forum topic by Damian Penney posted 06-05-2009 01:53 AM 1088 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Damian Penney

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06-05-2009 01:53 AM

Topic tags/keywords: cupped dimensioning

So cutting the long rails for my sideboard and the lumber is quite badly cupped. I’d rather not lose the thickness to joint it flat so I was wondering if I could re-saw it and then glue it back together clamping it flat. Would this work?

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso


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Tim Dahn

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#1 posted 06-05-2009 01:59 AM

Doubt that would work, but you could try it on some scrap piece. I think you will find it will take out some of the cup but not all.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#2 posted 06-05-2009 02:26 AM

Sure it will work I can”t why not and it will stop it fron curling

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#3 posted 06-05-2009 02:50 AM

Rip it into narrower pieces, joint (you won’t lose nearly the thickness) and reglue….If you are careful, you should hardly notice the gluelines….

JC

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tmblweed0429

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#4 posted 06-05-2009 03:04 AM

That sounds like a clever solution. Let us know how it works.

-- Trent Tidmore, Grapevine, TX

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#5 posted 06-05-2009 07:40 AM

Well gave it a shot, I reckon it’ll work, find out tomorrow :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#6 posted 06-06-2009 12:27 AM

Worked perfectly :) Flat as a pancake and the glue line is imperceptible and won’t be in a particularly visible spot anyway.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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