I had this great idea: Let's glue up alternating 1" thick walnut and maple
board to make a block 5 inches square by about 15 inches in length. Then l
et's slice through to make 1 inch slices and glue them up, alternating the
faces and then let's turn a couple of small boxes.
It wasn't until after the glue up that I discovered that I have nothing in
the shop that will cut through a 5" thick hunk of wood on one pass. I coul
d have tried to run it through the BS, but that would have meant finding a
wider blade than the 1/4" that's on it.
So I put the whole piece on the lathe and now I have a nice large candlesti
ck for my daughter.