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post #1 of 5 Old 11-19-2008, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Walnut warp

I made a box with hinged lid out of walnut.Its approx 12"x10"x 3" deep.I left it in the garage for a couple months.I applied danish oil only to it when I made it.Anyways I noticed yesterday that the lid had warped.Will that happed because of the drop of temp-75 degrees daytime 50 night,the dampness in the garage or what.If I move it into the house will that resurect it maybe or should I give it a viking funeral?
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Itchy, it may recover if you bring it into a more climate controlled environment, but it really just depends on how much warping there is. Generally speaking, viking funerals should be saved for vikings since projects can always be resurrected into smaller projects or as parts for larger projects.
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It is probable that the warpage was due to higher humidity in your garage, Bringing it back into the house may straighten it. No guarantees.

I agree with frankp, it can be recycled if it doesn't straighten out. Or, you could cut the lid in two or three pieces lengthwise, edge it, and reglue with a filler piece, and refinish it. Depends on whether you want to keep the box or not.

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Im with Frank.

Put it back indoors and see what happens. Also note that as far as moisure transfer from the air into the wood and the other way around, Danish Oil is about as close to no protection as one can get. If you like an oil finish by all means go for it. Just understand its limitations.

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Last edited by Tony B; 11-19-2008 at 12:00 PM. Reason: To correct spelling. I used "oil" instead of "all". In the south, they are pronounced the same. LOL
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I like Gerry's suggestion... if the warping isn't fixed, take the lid off, rip it into pieces and rearrange with the grain pattern running in opposite directions (or diagonal for a really interesting look) and glue it up to rebuild the lid. Learn from your mistakes and make them into interesting projects/stories. Every project I've done so far has been in my mind a mild failure at best. I've gotten some good results from failure though.
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