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MorrisWoodman12

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I've ripped a piece of oak (115 x 75mm) into four. Each piece is just over a metre in length and about 35 x 55mm. The original piece has been in a dry garage for about four years. It's all now sitting in my dry unheated, other than the solar gain, workshop. How long should I leave it to twist and warp before reducing it to the final size now that I have released some of the tensions in the wood?
Thanks. Martin
 
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