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    IHIWTH - darn QSWO!

    I needed some 3/8" and some 1/4" QSWO for a project (to remain a secret for now) so I thought, 'hey, easy. I'll just resaw some 4/4 stock and I'll have both!' Here I was thinking I had this licked because QSWO is supposed to be so stable. Not so. I think I just ruined 8' of 8" wide stock.

    Any suggestions? Sorry for the poor pix.
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    maybe you could use it to build a canoe
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    Truck springs? Oh, wait, I know! Join Ned's pen blank swap!

    At least you didn't get injred or have a kickback as that stress released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaLea Thoits View Post
    maybe you could use it to build a canoe
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    Looks like you have made your self a couple of pairs of skies.
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    Truck springs? Oh, wait, I know! Join Ned's pen blank swap!

    At least you didn't get injred or have a kickback as that stress released.
    Silly me. I thought I might get some serious suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Silly me. I thought I might get some serious suggestions.
    3.5 million comedians out of work, gotta use the one-liners somewhere
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    Sorry Rennie, can't help you on the ripping wood dilemma... I have a guy that does that for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaLea Thoits View Post
    Sorry Rennie, can't help you on the ripping wood dilemma... I have a guy that does that for me
    Kalea, I first read this as a bad pun: Rennie, sorry I just can't help ripping on you about your wood dilemma.

    Rennie, do you need long pieces like that? Can you cross cut them down and surface again?

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    Okay I am a serious guy and will give you a thought. Dave Hawksford just gave Bruce Moffit a solution he uses in his finishing shop. See the post here http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ad.php?t=13697

    Try Daves solution of a damp towel underneath and a weight on top to flatten out.
    cheers

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    Sounds like Rob has you covered. I also try to cut to (oversize) length before resawing. I don't know whether it helps or just minimizes the appearance. I'll assume you needed them that long. I can't say that resawing them out of thicker material would cause less of an issue. Wood will do what it is going to do it seems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Mooney View Post
    3.5 million comedians out of work, gotta use the one-liners somewhere
    Just my luck so many would land here.

    Quote Originally Posted by KaLea Thoits View Post
    Sorry Rennie, can't help you on the ripping wood dilemma... I have a guy that does that for me
    Anybody I know

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    Well Rennie you could try and steam them straight.
    I was pretty steamed when they went crooked. Does that count?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kosmowski View Post
    Kalea, I first read this as a bad pun: Rennie, sorry I just can't help ripping on you about your wood dilemma.

    Rennie, do you need long pieces like that? Can you cross cut them down and surface again?
    Actually, each of these represents two parts, so I guess my problem is only half as bad as I thought.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Okay I am a serious guy and will give you a thought. Dave Hawksford just gave Bruce Moffit a solution he uses in his finishing shop. See the post here http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ad.php?t=13697

    Try Daves solution of a damp towel underneath and a weight on top to flatten out.
    This I will check into - thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    No really she has a guy for that.
    That saws scary the teeth come up out of the ground.
    not going there.

    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    Sounds like Rob has you covered. I also try to cut to (oversize) length before resawing. I don't know whether it helps or just minimizes the appearance. I'll assume you needed them that long. I can't say that resawing them out of thicker material would cause less of an issue. Wood will do what it is going to do it seems.
    It has a mind of its own. They are going to be shorter, but I don't think I have enough thickness to get them flat again.
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