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Remove Humps at the Node

By: Tom Smithwick

Remove Humps at the Node 01This photo is a side view of a triangular strip. If I filed away the hump, I would be removing a lot of power fiber. I am first going to bend the fibers on each side of the node. I will heat the center of the upward curve, and bend the fibers down.

Remove Humps at the Node 02Here I have bent the fibers down. Note that I now have straight sections entering the node at an angle. Now I will bend each side of the node up.

Remove Humps at the Node 03Here is the result. There is now only a slight bump at the node, which can be filed away. The strip will now lay correctly in the finish planing forms, and we accomplished that without excess fiber removal.

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