Sizing glue up strips for Jatoba counter

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Forum topic by john8 posted 04-23-2012 07:01 PM 789 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-23-2012 07:01 PM

I’m making a Jatoba raised bar and have a 14 in wide piece of Jatoba and a 4 inch piece. I was going to rip the 14 inch into 4 inch pieces for the glue up but wondering if I should consider ripping the 4 inch into 2 equal strips and glue one on each side to save some ripping. Also considered a 7 inch rip of the larger one with alternating 7inch and 2 inch strips. Would I have trouble jointing a 14 inch board? Which do you think would look better?. Thanks, John

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#1 posted 04-24-2012 01:07 AM

you shouldnt have to hard of a time joint a 14 inch board (presuming you mean edge jointing. If you mean face jointing this is easy as well you just need a large jointer) depending on the length. How long is the board?

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#2 posted 04-24-2012 04:52 PM

The length is 76 inches. My jointer plenty long but is only 8 inches wide. The board is already surfaced on the faces from the supplier if I can trust the faces are parallel.

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