planning wide joined boards
for my current hard maple project, got a batch of 5/4 from Hearnes (see previous thread(s) - really neat place btw)
the finished "width" will be roughly 9 inches - so I got nominal 6" and 4" wide rough maple. which I will plane smooth and dress to size.
it's a knife block; it's a glue up; five 25 mm layers. my thought was to alternate the width joints to minimize distortion - i.e. one layer 6+4, next layer 4+6 . . .
now, for doing five such lay ups, it's pretty darn clear the thickness of the 4 and 6 inch board must be super-the-same. my thought was to edge dress the rough cut, glue 'em edge to edge, then plane the resulting 10" board to thickness before trimming the edges to a (near) final dimension.
what the community experience in planning down edge glued composites?
(Cutech 4020200H-ct spiral planner, should it be a factor...)
I'd not be happy to have the joined board split in the planer. I've thought about edge gluing them up, planning, then cut apart and rejoin/reglue....
it's my first foray into wide widths. I intentionally opted out of a rough 5/4 by 10 inch width due to the long term cupping/distortion potential/problem....