This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 3, by multiple authors.
From: bba@cbnewsj.ATT.COM (b.banerjee)
Date: 14 Feb 90 15:32:07 GMT
In article <6@fedeva.UUCP> bill@fedeva.UUCP (Bill Daniels) writes:
> I would first cut the board to rough length, maybe with (could it be) a handsaw.
> This should remove enough of the bow to make the piece manageable. Then (this
> is where CY and I may differ; I am open to enlightenment :-) with the
> concave edge down on the jointer bed make many passes to flatten one edge.
> The flat edge will now be suitable for running against the table saw fence.
> I suppose that if the bow were severe enough one might rip the edge to something
> approaching straight with a portable/hand saw. If that situation arises, the
> board should have probably been left in the stack at the lumber yard :-).
How about the following?
1. Clamp an angle iron or similar sturdy metal straightedge to the plank.
2. Use a portable circular saw against this fence to cut one end straight.
3. Run the straight edge against a table saw fence (or use the straightedge
and circular saw again) for the other side.