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    Johnnylew
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    Yes, that sounds like the way to go….steam heat should get them straight and I will use hide glue for sure. Thanks Dieter for the tip and reference to Lothar. I will check him out. How wonderful is youtube !I have good reason to believe this piece was built by my Great Great Grandfather in Barbados 1802-1867. If I get it right it should hopefully see a few more generations.
    John

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    Johnnylew
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    Thank you Ed, much appreciate your input. Switenia Mahogany is actually a very stable wood with very little movement but these relaively thin cross grain lengths just could not take the central heating shock. You are right, they have now aclimatised to the situation and should no longer move. My main concern is how to reapply them in their cupped (bowed) state. They might snap when clamped. What do you think of my idea to soak them prior to clamping. The piece is probably 200 years old and that glue was what ever they used back then. I like the idea of using hide glue. Many thanks again.

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