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#1 posted 10-01-2013 05:05 PM

Joe posted one very good way to do what you need. The other way is what you alluded to and the way I’d do it myself. On the sides that show the joint between the two pieces, laminate a thin (1/8” or less) veneer. By the time you break the edges when finish sanding, you won’t see the joint between the veneer and body wood. To keep the post even, reduce the width by the thickness of the veneers.

One factor I’d be concerned about in your design is having a post that long and that dimension might result in warping. I’d cut the pieces oversize, let them stabilize for a couple of days, glue them up and let the glue cure for a day, then do final dimensioning.

-- Bill, Thomasville, GA

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