I live in the Atlanta area. I have a small (8"x18") piece of mahogony that I'm trying to get planed. I don't have my own workshop yet and I'm looking for someone in my area to help out. I've taken it to a local place to be planed and they just ran it through a sander. It's now a sanded, warped piece of mohogany. It's not a big piece of wood so maybe there is another way to level it out. It's really not that warped and would take very little work. Any help or input will be greatly appreciated.
You could hand tool it. Get a well sharpened plane and a nice straight edge and have at it. :) that will take a bit of time. Once you have one side flat and level you can take it back to the sanding place and have then sand the warped side flat and level with your hand planed side.
What you really want is to have the face "flattened". The machine to do that is called a jointer. If you have a friend with an 8" jointer you could ask your friend to face joint it. After the face is flattened, THEN the planer or sander will work.
If there is a local vocational school in your area they can do it for you.
Ry was tell you the same thing, but by doing it with a hand plane.
That's what I'm looking for in Atlanta. Somebody with a shop or business that can flatten this piece for me. I wish I knew where to find an 8" jointer. I guess I could check vocational schools. Maybe somebody from Atlanta will read this and have a location in mind.
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