I'm going to try to make a wooden plane, probably a jack/fore plane.
Since I won't be able to get a single piece of stock that will be big
enough, I plan on gluing up from thinner pieces. My question is, how
should the gluing be oriented?
In bad ascii art (looking end-on)
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| | | | | IE - the glue joints are vertical
------- IE the glue joints are horizontal
I lean towards the vertical glue lines, as the wood movement would be
parallel to the blade. If I went horizontal, the space for the blade
would expand/contract. Maybe the difference is small enough such that
it doesn't matter.
But, I thought I'd ask here for any advice before starting.