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my first attempt at laminating. Maple and purpleheart. Used two 1x2 maple to sandwich a 1/4" pc of purpleheart. Everything went well until I tried to cut the final laminated piece into two necks with a circular saw. Let's just say the two pieces didn't come out even (thickness). LOL!
In fact one piece was so thin in spots that I decided to laminate another piece of purple heart to the bottom to make it thicker (the bottom neck in the photo).
Sanding/hand planing/rasping and I still can't get a good level face. So my next attempt will be with a flush trim bit in my router table (just waiting for it to arrive). I'll practice on a piece of scrap -- it it works well then I'm good to go, if not, I'll just sand/rasp/plane until they are the best I can get them.
lesson learned: setup a much larger surface to hold work when cutting with a circular saw and make sure saw has full support underneath so I don't have to worry about keeping it level over a 60" length.