Immediately defunct is not something I try for. But, that’s what I got today.
I made this 3′ straight edge on Monday. Chosen from a kiln-dried board of jequitiba that sat in my workshop for months. I had eyed it for a few things, and each time I’ve checked to make sure it was flat.
I should have listened to the voice in my head (voice, not voices) when, as I was planing it to size, it bowed on me. However, my indomitable spirit persevered. Or I was thickheaded. With no little amount of effort, I re-flattened it. And checked it as I went. Seemed ok.
Two coats of oil and two days later I checked it. Way not flat. It bowed, again.
Now I have a shiny curved stick.