Well, my ash panels for the chest of drawers/changing table are still just
as cupped as ever, so I'm going to try to rip them down again and start
over, using some of the suggestions and reading that I've found. I'm going
to try narrower glue-ups in sections, before gluing up the entire large
panels. Also, I'll try alternating the faces that are against the router
fence, so I can ensure even joints when gluing. I'm still not sure how to
keep the panels flat AFTER they are glued up. The humidity has been really
bad lately, and that's the only thing that I can figure that has been making
these problems so much worse than usual.
My question now is, if I have to rejoint the faces of the boards, will it be
catastrophic to use 1/2" thick boards for the carcase box instead of 3/4"?
I really can't afford to buy a whole new load of ash again, but I've already
planed the boards down to 3/4" for the initial glue-ups.
I would obviously rather use the thicker wood, but I also don't want to
build a case that will fall apart on me or something. I'm planning to use
through dovetails for assembling the case, so hopefully that will make the
structure pretty strong.
There are no stupid questions.
There are a LOT of inquisitive idiots.
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