Red oak guitar top is warped, can I fix it?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by JKydd, Mar 23, 2017.

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  1. JKydd

    JKydd

    Oct 27, 2016
    Kelowna BC Canada
    I've got a 3/4' thick piece of red oak cut out to the shape of the guitar:
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    I was preparing to glue it down then carve the top but I discovered today that it has warped. I don't know anyone with a planner large enough for the piece, do I have any other options?
     
  2. Bruce Johnson

    Bruce Johnson Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 4, 2011
    Fillmore, CA
    Professional Luthier
  3. Gilmourisgod

    Gilmourisgod

    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    ^^^^^^ What Bruce said..A well set up router fixture can be used to flatten almost any size object, people use them to flatten workbenches, a guitar shouldn't be a problem.
     
  4. Gilmourisgod

    Gilmourisgod

    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA