|Forum topic by groland||posted 05-14-2015 01:15 PM||528 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
05-14-2015 01:15 PM
I have made a couple of small table tops—end table size, 15” wide back when I had only a 6” jointer. I have since acquired an 8” jointer. I notice most boards I get from suppliers (cherry) are about 8-10” wide. When I had the small jointer, I used to rip these boards into ca. 5” widths so I could joint them on the 6” jointer.
So I have these questions:
2.) When edge-gluing boards, does it make any difference whether the end grains curves alternate or are the same?
3.) When determining the orientation of boards for glue up, I have tried to arrange them so that the grain runs in the same direction so that when I plane the whole table top, I am plaining with the grain on all boards. Is this the right way to do it, or does it matter?