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Correct Grain Pattern

I recently purchased some 4/4 African Mahogany and it came in 12"-13" widths. I marked and matched each and ripped to 6" to flatten on jointer.

How should the grain pattern be when edge gluing these back together to obtain the 10 1/2' pieces I need?


I was also planning on biscuit joining them?
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What's your intended goal for the wider boards? How long are they? Biscuit joining makes it easy for alignment but not totally necessary if you have good jointed edges and a good set of clamps.

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You should glue them back up the same way the were before you cut them. If you are thinking of flipping a piece because you think it will make the glue up more stable and less prone to warping.... Some of that my be true, but having the grain of the wood going in different directions makes it hard to get smooth surface when planing.
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You should glue them back up the same way the were before you cut them. If you are thinking of flipping a piece because you think it will make the glue up more stable and less prone to warping.... Some of that my be true, but having the grain of the wood going in different directions makes it hard to get smooth surface when planing.
I agree except I would have avoided at all cost cutting them in the first place.
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I always glue wide boards up. They tend to split, check and cup in wide widths. I don't waste time flipping boards around. Good side up is all that matters. Good glue up technique is more important.
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Speaking of glue ... here's a somewhat cute comparison of a few different adhesives used in wood work.
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