Your advice wanted
Here is the idea, I have a design in mind for an arched top box, it will look like a flatened bell I suppose. Dimensions will be, roughly, 9" deep, 18" wide and 3" high. I want to bandsaw it so that the bell curve is a max. of 3/4" thick. (These are the dimensions of just the top, not the whole box).
Here is the question, if I glue up 3 or 4 blanks to get the desired 3" and then saw it out, how will the end grain, and the glue lines look? As opposed to getting some 12/4 stock and just using that?
Here is the caveat, I want to use curly, (tiger), maple so a 12/4 blank won't be cheap or easy to come by, but I am afraid the glue lines will show up and ruin the effect.
I am attaching a sketchup jpg my son doctored for me. This is not entirely mine, I downloaded the spice box, then made some changes to it. It looks angled because of the perspective, it's not.
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Last edited by Jack Wilson; 05-04-2012 at 10:30 PM.