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Learn how to straighten wood shafts by hand. It’s not difficult. I hold the shaft in my hands, thumbs on the shaft like you want to snap the shaft in half for kindling. That is the position. Now very gently flex the shaft in the opposite direction of the bend in the shaft. It only takes light tension as you are working a very small area. What you have to do is “work” or “knead” the shaft up and down the length of it to work out the bends. You will get the feel for how much pressure you need. If you hear a loud “crack” that’s too much pressure LOL. Any way, like I said, it’s real easy to over stress the shaft so be gentle and work up. This is easier than working it over the palm of your hand. At least for me it is.