|Forum topic by Divotdog||posted 08-03-2009 04:43 PM||1778 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
08-03-2009 04:43 PM
I bought a piece of black walnut the other day – about 2 bd ft. After squaring it up a little I ripped about an inch off one side to use for a picture frame. I chamferd one edge and while rabbeting the other side I noticed it had already warped – at least an inch on a 4 ft piece. There is some twist in it, too.
I dont have a moisture meter but could this be caused by moisture? I tried to work with the grain on all the cuts. If I let it dry out a couple weeks, will I be able to work around this warp – will it stay glued up straight?
The board it came from is 15/16 so it will prob take a long time to dry out but will the 1” piece dry much faster?
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