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It's a basic woodworking rule: Boards need one straight edge before you can work with them. If your board is warped by less than 1⁄2 " or so, it's simple enough to power up a jointer and straighten the edge. But when you're faced with a seriously bowed work piece, try the tricks here to straighten things out.