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Offline mutt

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dented the back of my osage
« on: June 30, 2020, 05:56:15 am »
Hey,
While I was heat correcting some twist I inadvertently placed the adjustable wrench on a hot area of the wood instead of a cool area.
I had the wrench padded with a thin piece of leather but after it cooled and I took the wrench off...there it was, about a 3/8" by 3/8" dent approximately 1/16 deep.
The stave is chased to one ring but they are REALLY thin rings.
Can I iron this dent out like furniture makers do or do you think it will even be a problem since it didn't cut through any wood?

Offline Pat B

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Re: dented the back of my osage
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 06:40:02 am »
A damp rag and a cloths iron should get most of the dent out.
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline Stickhead

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Re: dented the back of my osage
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2020, 02:20:07 pm »
Iím not familiar with ironing out a dent.  Can someone explain it?

Offline mmattockx

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Re: dented the back of my osage
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2020, 02:34:31 pm »
Iím not familiar with ironing out a dent.  Can someone explain it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c75LWAmWeBQ

It is a long used technique in conventional woodworking.


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Offline Rākau

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Re: dented the back of my osage
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2020, 08:27:49 pm »
I've had good luck removing dents by holding them over the steaming spout of a boiling kettle for a few seconds