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How to straighten a warped board
Happy New Year!!!
I brought a beautiful piece of curly Koa from Hawaii to Oregon. It is 4/4 stock, about 10" wide and 40" long. I want to resaw 4 pieces of veneer for a sofa table top. Before I was able to cut the wood, it lost it's Hawaiin water content causing it to cup and twist severely. If I flatten with conventional jointer processes, there may not be enough material left for the 4 veneers that I need. Is it possible to wrap the board in wet towels and apply clamping pressure over time to gradually flatten the board, then cut the veneers before it dries again? If water soaking is a viable option, do you know how long I should expect this to take?
Thanks for any assistance.