Bent art board

Jay H

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I have a bent canvas art board. I framed it but the tension was so great it pulled one of the corners loose (I didn’t let it dry). Is there anyway to flatten this thing?
 

shopmonkey cpf

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i don't think so---not without getting it wet.
i recently framed a large watercolor on illustration board and it was very bowed. while it was waiting to be framed, i laid a full box of glass on it. it stayed that way for about 5 days, and it was just as bowed as before!
maybe i could have dampened the back first, i didn't want to risk it.
 

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Don't risk it. When a piece of paper warps, it
may flatten, if left under weight for months.
The attempt to flatten a warped board may over
stress parts of it and cause it to tear. The fact
that an owner allowed a board to become warped,
does not require the framer to make it flat, again. You will never be compensated for the
risk that flattening it entails.

Hugh
 

HannaFate

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I have had success with putting such things in the heat press on low, and letting it cool under the pressure.

But, I would only try that with things that are not heat sensitive, like watercolors or some drawings.
 

Jay H

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I called the customer. She said she gave $5 for it at a garage sale. So I put my heat press on HOT and crammed (technical jargon) it in there for about 1 min. When it came out I pushed the bow out by hand and set some glass on it. It worked like a charm. I think next time I may recommend the customer take it home and pile some encyclopedias on it for a few weeks.
 

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Jay, you must be older than you claim. Most people under 40 only know about encyclopedias on CDs or DVDs. Not much weight there.

My parents still have the full set of World Book encyclopedias on the shelf in their library from the mid 50's. The 'D' volume falls open to the illustrated article on Dogs.

I can't imagine why.
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Jay H

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I guess they come in handy any time relevancy isn't important.
 

Bob Doyle

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Originally posted by Ron Eggers:
Jay, you must be older than you claim. Most people under 40 only know about encyclopedias on CDs or DVDs. Not much weight there.

My parents still have the full set of World Book encyclopedias on the shelf in their library from the mid 50's. The 'D' volume falls open to the illustrated article on Dogs.

I can't imagine why.
shrug.gif
I must come in just under the wire Ron (@41) Because as a kid I not only had a world book encyclopedia, but I actually read it from a-z!

I also don't like reading or doing research on-line. I like digging through the stacks and checking out the articles before and after the one I need for the research I do (did). I think you miss something when you don't see the "real thing".

In the stacks at UMass/Amherst I found a magazine Otolaryngealogy, from the '20s. Pictures of people from all over the world from the WHO doctors of just the goriest accidents! As a student study Speech Pathology and working at a Head Injury Center it was incredible reading! Wouldn't have found it on-line!

At our dump's "swap shop" there was a set of encyclo's. Needless to say I brought it home for my kids! Only problem, its missing C-Ch!
 

Ron Eggers

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Bob, if you need to know anything about cheese, let me know. Otherwise, you're not missing much.

I don't feel bad about hijacking Jay's thread. It sounds like he lucked out this time and solved his problem.
 

Jay H

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It has never bothered you before....don't let it now. Problem solved.
 

Ron Eggers

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Jay, I have always been Mr. Stay-On-Topic.

Is anybody else getting freezing drizzle today? It's a lovely day for moving. Not much is getting moved.
 

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At our dump's "swap shop" there was a set of encyclo's. Needless to say I brought it home for my kids! Only problem, its missing C-Ch!
Bob- I know you don't like searching online, but you may be able to find a replacement for your missing volume on a used book site such as www.alibris.com
:cool: Rick
 
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