Joining the halves of a core blank

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The final phase of creating a core blank is joining a pair of book matched slices from a stack to form a blank that is approximately 14” wide. The blank will be as long as the stack, which will at a minimum accommodate a board 180cm long. We create a small set of blanks each season that will yield a board up to 200cm long. The thickness of the blank is determined by the thickness of the slices, with a goal of at least 0.400” thick to allow for the planing required as a final core is formed.