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You can spend the rest of your life fighting it and in the end it will still be warped. I would suggest every time you go in to the room where it is sitting ,,,,,,, just look the other way or replace the top. Good luck on what you choose to do!!

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Ron, pictures does help but the problem of trying to warp it all back to the right shape I think is almost impossible...but spending half of your life trying to prove it can be done...I think each one of the slats have slight bevels cut on each side of each board and when glued together gets that nice curved top. I still think it would be quicker to build a new top and and all you need is a table saw that the blade can be set a very few degrees cut on each side of each board so get after it. I wood also use two slats underneath for something to glue it up on and these would be needing a band saw to cut the gradual curve in each side of each slat.. And I think more of a curved top would look much better....

  Also the two slats could be left under for more support for not warping later or the two slats could just be used for the gluing only...either way.. I would leave them under with glue and screws... So there.

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19 hours ago, Ron said:

Thanks guys will do that,so next time will have refurbished top

This picture shows a rounded top. Why not embrace it put some finishback on it and work with the hinges and locks until it starts working again.

After all a chest with rounded top is good and then you just scab in some fitting fillers on the side.

 

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there are any number of places on the web that sell band saws to just  about any size you need (and tooth combination).   i suspect even with the virus thing that some of them are open for business (tools  and all).   You only need your make and model and if you use a riser, etc.

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11 hours ago, p_toad said:

there are any number of places on the web that sell band saws to just  about any size you need (and tooth combination).   i suspect even with the virus thing that some of them are open for business (tools  and all).   You only need your make and model and if you use a riser, etc.

What he said^^^^^, don't think Sears is the only source. In fact if it's a real unusual length, many places weld them to size and the price is about the same.

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It's beautiful as it is. But, for protection, maybe a few coats of oil based satin poly. Oil based will mellow to a nice soft yellow hue, over time. Dunno about the top. You could veneer it again or, leave it alone. 

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I am with @Gene Howe  protect it, but no real need to put another sheet of veneer on it.  Looks good just as it is.  

 

Unless you really like shiny finish, use the satin poly.  Clear Gloss will make it look like a mirror.  

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