I am making a blanket chest and for looks I would like to resaw and then
bookmatch Zebrawood. The panels would be about 9"wide edge glued in the
center for the bookmatch. Is this wise, I am not sure about the strength of
a 3/8" edge glued joint? Also any suggestions on holding alignment? For 3/4"
panels I have used biscuits with success.
I didn't sweat it.
Started with rough cut panels that were oversized.
(Resawed some 4/4 stock and left it rough so panels were about 1/2")
After glue-up, headed to the top shop and had them drum sanded to 3/8"
You can use some cauls.
Basic operation is to clamp som boards across your panels. You can put
tape on the face of the cauls so they don't glue to the panel. See
this page here, second image donw the page I think.
Nice, the white striping in the zebra will match well with the Maple
frame. Maybe some walnut pegs if you are pegging any of the joints Or
maybe walnut splines at mitered corners of the lid. It might help pull
the white and brown elements together.
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