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A solution for bowing cants
« on: October 02, 2011, 07:08:36 PM »
This has probably been done before but I don't recall having seen it.



Saw to the clamp, install a 2nd one w/ a spacer under it to prevent binding the blade, remove the 1st one. Saw more and repeat if necessary. Example shown is with sweet gum. I suppose for larger cants you could use a pip clamp on each side.
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Re: A solution for bowing cants
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2011, 07:35:05 PM »
 

I have bolted a mount on end of bowed cant so i could get a ratchet strap to help bring it down, and also put some weight on top with another cant.
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Re: A solution for bowing cants
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2011, 08:52:54 PM »
Redbeard, I like that. For a cant w/ ends bowed up your method doesn't require removing anything.
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Re: A solution for bowing cants
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2011, 09:19:21 PM »
 smiley_idea  I thank both of you for the ideas.   :)

With a center hump bowed, I only need to hold it down until I get it clamped.   smiley_thumbsup
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Re: A solution for bowing cants
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011, 02:37:45 AM »
And for a small bow -- say 1/4" in 16', I put the hump up, clamp it ever so gently, then give it a whack or three with a dead-blow hammer. Once it's good and flat I tighten the clamp right up so sawing vibration doesn't release the timber.
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Re: A solution for bowing cants
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2011, 05:03:57 AM »


 Both ideas are good, thanks     Steve
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