ripping purple heart with some minor cracks
I've got a 3ft piece of 2x6 purple heart which has some fine cracks on one side in a couple areas.
I want to rip it into 1 or 1.5" strips to make an end grain cutting board.
It is an old piece of wood and surely dry,
my guess is that the cracks may split open when ripping on the ts.
I am thinking of ripping a little larger to so I can glue back any splits and resize after.
Any suggestions ?