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#21 Posted : 18 April 2010 21:01:05

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Checked my 2nd and third deliveries and they will need the same treatment. Chances are that most will as the way these are packaged it's quite easy for them to get bent in all sorts of ways just while being in the mail. Not a big deal and easy enough to fix.

Glad this seems to be of use to people.


#22 Posted : 18 April 2010 21:01:48

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recieved my issue 1 + 2 atlast both parts are A OK :)
#23 Posted : 19 April 2010 08:43:55

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Issues 2 & 3 came nice and flat but when I bought Issue 1 I had to buy a second copy as the wooden parts had quite large chips

#24 Posted : 19 April 2010 12:44:31

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Having now checked all of mine from deliveries 1,2 and 3 I have 3 pieces (atttached) that are straight .. the rest are in a tub soaking .. I'll be laying them between some glass in a couple of hours and will leave them untill they are dried.

The warps aren't unusual and at least for me are pretty minor so all should be well.

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#25 Posted : 19 April 2010 15:50:30
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Thanks all for the tips on flattening.

Just make sure you dont use boiling water and only soak for a few hours (not overnight). Over soaking may result in the wood layers in the ply separating.

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