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Dealing with wood defects

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Bow Defect
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Bow: A board that rocks from
end to end when laid on one face.

Bow Defect

Solution: Salvage a bowed board by crosscutting it into shorter sections, matching the lengths of pieces to the curve of the board. Test setups or finishes with areas too bowed to produce flat stock. You may be able to create small parts, such as cleats or spacers, from the bowed pieces.

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Comments (2)
pf2 wrote:

The other day, I needed to clean up rough edges on 4' boards. Rather than use a carrier strip requiring extra steps to install/remove double-sided tape, I clamped an 8' length of 2"x2" angle aluminum onto my fence over a 1/4" spacer to lift it off the table saw slightly. This gave me an 8' long fence that the rough boards could ride against... a charm. Quick work of all the boards -- even with resetting the fence position for different board widths.

11/22/2013 10:23:49 AM Report Abuse
RickGarrett wrote:

maybe the artical is short, but truth be known. This is some realy good info. @least for me.

1/20/2011 06:44:01 PM Report Abuse

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