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10-04-2016 03:05 PM
Stick486 flip them over and put them back in the sun..
10-04-2016 02:08 PM
Barry747 Bill, not sure. In retrospect I may have created some of the problem. We had a yard sale and i had the boards on a table that was in the sun for part of the day. That may have caused it. However, I had it stickered and I put 40 lbs of weight on the top piece of plywood, and it sat that way for over 2 weeks and it didn't make much of a difference. They're now on a shelf and when I get back to them i'll see what I have to do to finish the flattening process.

I hope to move to Florida in a couple of months as long as the sale on our house closes. I would like to try to sell some of my boards. For any boards that are not quite flat I intend to use them as samples. Actually, the boards lay flat on one side and the cup is not noticeable on the side facing up. It only becomes noticeable if you lay the board cup side down and you spin the board since the cup is in the middle of the board. Of course, if any of them do flatten out, or I can flatten them out easily, i'll try to sell them.
10-03-2016 10:53 AM
Originally Posted by Barry747 View Post
Update - stickering them didn't work. When I complete a few new boards that i have in process, I'll have to re-flatten the bellied ones.
while you are waiting, leave them turned upside down. They should eventually straighten out. How long did it take for the cup to form?
10-01-2016 03:33 PM
Barry747 Update - stickering them didn't work. When I complete a few new boards that i have in process, I'll have to re-flatten the bellied ones.
09-11-2016 04:25 PM
Barry747 Thanks, I am familiar with this. I cut a branch from a downed tree, a few years ago, and it was large enough to resaw into 4/4 lumber. I got 4 usable pieces about 4" wide and 24" long. I stickered and weighted them for about a year and the wood is nice and straight and dry. Haven't used it yet. Not even sure what species it is. Waiting for inspiration.
09-11-2016 01:03 PM
Stick486 make sure you sticker the top piece of plywood...
09-11-2016 11:14 AM
Barry747 Ok. I am familiar with concrete blocks, just didn't know they were called CMU. I do now, thanks. Not having any of those, i do have some 10 lb plates from a weight set that i used to use before arthritis hit my hands. I'll use a couple of those plates on top of a piece of plywood.
09-11-2016 10:59 AM
Stick486 Concrete masonry unit

A concrete masonry unit – also called hollow block, concrete brick, concrete block, cement block, besser block, breeze block and cinder block – is a large rectangular block used in building construction.
09-11-2016 10:11 AM
Barry747 Thanks guys, I'll sticker them into a small air drying stack with a weight on top. Stick - forgive my ignorance but CMU?
09-11-2016 08:46 AM
Originally Posted by Cherryville Chuck View Post
Or lay some strips between them an then stack weight on so that it gets pressure and air.
yup abd finish the stack w/ a CMU...
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