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Old 12-21-2004, 07:23 PM   #3
DevinHammer
 
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Re: Fixing a Bowed Jo

If it's made of hickory, you should be able to apply steady pressure against the warp and work it back into straightness. If it's made of oak, it's probably a lost cause, unless you steam or soak the whole thing at once and let it dry while clamped in a hydraulic press. Of course, that might make it too brittle for safe use. (and it's probably likely to re-warp anyway)

Last edited by DevinHammer : 12-21-2004 at 07:25 PM.
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