Not warped but bowed
Posted by Martin on May 9, 2010
I’ve got an inconvenience to solve. It’s not quite big enough to be described as a problem but it is a thing I need to do something about.
I like Litko’s laser-cut plywood bases. In particular I like the thin 1.5mm ones (rather than the 3mm ones) because I prefer my figures on a lower profile base. However, this preference for the thinner base may just be the cause of my present inconvenience. I ordered some 100mm x 60mm bases for my horse artillery battery and during an inspection yesterday I noticed that these bases don’t lie completely flat on the table but bow up slightly in the middle. I’ve never had this problem with Litko bases before but I’ve never had such large bases before so there’s probably a correlation.
The question is what to do about it. I slept on it overnight and decided on a plan this morning. As I write this, one of the bases is soaking for a few minutes in a bowl of water. When I’ve posted this, I’m going to fish it out and clamp it firmly flat to my workbench with a couple of G-clamps and leave it there to dry out. It seems like a simple plan so I’ll be delighted if it works.
If you’ve had a similar problem and found a solution to it, then I’d be interested to know about it.