Warping of a cut
A shrinking in the wood caused by being carelessly laid by. When a woodcut left on the press all night has become warped, lay it on its face upon the imposing-stone, with a few thicknesses of damp paper underneath it. and place over it the fiat side of a planer, with sufficient weight upon it; in the course of a few hours the block will be restored to its original flatness. This method is preferable to steeping the block in water, as the stooping swells the lines of the engraving, and, consequently, affects the impression.