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 Post subject: Re: Crack in the base
PostPosted: Mar Sat 23, 2019 6:42 am 
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Jim,

Glad it worked out for you.

Even glues that may become somewhat waterproof take time to get there.

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 Post subject: Re: Crack in the base
PostPosted: Mar Sat 23, 2019 7:27 pm 
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The results didn't last long. Came into the shop just now and found the base has cupped all across the length of the base and the crack has also gotten longer. Guess the wood wasn't dry enough so now I'll have to resoak it and try to find more weight to put on it.

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 Post subject: Re: Crack in the base
PostPosted: Mar Sat 23, 2019 11:22 pm 
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It can take weeks to dry. Keep it under pressure the entire time. Don't do anything to try to speed it up. Fast drying will encourage more warping.

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 Post subject: Re: Crack in the base
PostPosted: May Sat 18, 2019 5:05 pm 
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Well, the base has been under pressure of about 200 pounds since my last post. I removed the base just now and for the most part is is now flat. there is one small part that has about a 1/16" gap at the lower front right that I thin k will disappear after gluing and clamping. However, the base needs to be redone as the immersing in water removed most of the stain and the crack needs to be resealed.

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