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Removing Twist from a Slab without planning

I published an instructable, with a video, detailing a little-talked of method for removing twist from big wooden slabs or boards. I haven’t seen this anywhere on line, or even in old school woodworking magazines, so I thought I’d share. The instructable goes into a fair bit of detail but the basic gist is to strategically weaken the board and then force it flat. This can be done with either a permanent frame to which it gets fixed; or with temporary clamps, then rout in splines to hold it in the new flattened shape. It’s harder to put in words than to show in pictures, so check it out.

Fixing twisted slabs instrucable

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