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)
| | | | | | | | | | 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.