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Offline mikeyr

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garage flooded, minor damage to MFT/3 top
« on: February 06, 2019, 07:04 PM »
 My garage flooded over the weekend, I guess it does rain in S. Calif.  I only had about 3" of water in the garage, but its still a major mess to clean up.  So...my MFT/3 was on the floor folded up and about 1" of the top was submerged.  Not a big deal, its all dry now but that 1" of the end that was submerged has raised up about 1/16" due to the top swelling.

I was thinking of trying to sand it to get flat again, or using the festool rails maybe setup my router to try and flatten that area (that seems like more work than its worth). I am worried that the top is compromised and I may make things worse trying to clean it up but I would like a flat top again.

 Suggestions ? and yeah, I already considered Peter's kit to make a new top :)  but this is really not that bad.
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: garage flooded, minor damage to MFT/3 top
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2019, 08:04 PM »
Sand it.

Tom

Offline Alanbach

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Re: garage flooded, minor damage to MFT/3 top
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2019, 10:51 PM »
I agree, sand it, BUT I think that I would let it dry thoroughly first.

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: garage flooded, minor damage to MFT/3 top
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2019, 06:34 PM »

 Suggestions ? and yeah, I already considered Peter's kit to make a new top :)  but this is really not that bad.

Take the top off the frame, put a caul (1x maple etc.) on both sides covering the area that was wet and clamp it every 3-4 inches. Leave it for a couple days. Should compress it to fairly close to the original thickness and then sand it.
Tim

Offline L.J

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Re: garage flooded, minor damage to MFT/3 top
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 04:43 PM »
Mine got wet to and just carefully sanded it with my belt sander. I really need to figure out how to seal it.
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Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: garage flooded, minor damage to MFT/3 top
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 05:07 PM »
Mine got wet to and just carefully sanded it with my belt sander. I really need to figure out how to seal it.

Osmo, or another brand of clear wax oil will be fine, some use different forms of protection, like Shellac etc.

« Last Edit: February 11, 2019, 04:11 AM by Jiggy Joiner »