IPA or death Posted December 24, 2008 Report Share Posted December 24, 2008 I have a nice piece of flame maple measuring about 42 in X 12 in X 1.5 in and am planning on making a neck and maybe a bookmatched top later. The problem is there is a slight bow in the wood, sagging somewhere near the middle. My dad suggested screwing the board to a known flat slab that was slightly longer than the maple and run it through the planer. After a couple of passes showing no improvement, he thought maybe if we stuck a thin shim under the bow in the middle, it would keep the planer from pushing down on the middle of the board and thus would give us a flat top to work with from there. Is this the best way to get a flat surface? What methods have you guys used if you've run into the same conundrum? Thanks and Merry Christmas to all. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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