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.
Why waste wood when you can nip the dips on the ends of your power-planed boards? Here's how.
After epoxying a curved part nearly 8' long, I’m stuck wondering how to straighten the messy sides.
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How can I locate a mill in my area—preferably a portable one that can come to my place and cut the logs on-site?
I’m suddenly seeing ripples along edges of boards after I joint them. Because this never used to happen, and I don’t think my technique has changed, I’m at a loss. What’s wrong?
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