Straight cuts, to facilitate clamping when glueing.
And then I will go easy with hand tools only! Don't want to risk taking too much off with a power tool.
Wood is wonderful! The delicious scent of the walnut hit me like a sledgehammer when I opened the shrinkwrap plastic, surrounding it. I had a carpenter select the wood and plane it for me, as I don't have tools for that.
The laminates are 20 mm thick.
The widest part of each laminate is the hub, which is 210 mm in diameter. Standard plank width is 150 mm or 250 mm. The price for dried, knot free 250 mm planks is astronomous. The carpenter suggested using 150 mm planks and glue extensions around the middle. That would save me 30-40% on the cost, including the workmanship of the carpenter.
I asked him how he would go about the glueing of the extensions. Would he plane the planks first, and then glue them, or glue first and then plane..?
Neither, or both. He planed the planks to 22 mm, to facilitate matching of the wood fibers..! He then glued them and planed the last 2 mm.
The outer walnut laminate is single piece. I doubt anyone will be able to spot the extension joints.