'nother stupid question. I'd like to fabricate the sides of my tiller (are these called cheeks?) from ash. The current design calls for large 1/2" thick pieces and the port and starboard pieces will each be cut from a piece that will be about 18" tall and a bit over 14" wide. Obviously, this is too wide for a single piece so of Ash so I'm assuming that the piece will need to be joined from smaller boards (can you detect my woodworking ignorance coming out here). If this was a piece of furnature, I'm assuming I'd just square up three 5" wide pieces on a joiner and butt-glue them together. This part, however will resisting the side load on the rudder. If I epoxy a three 5" wide pieces together will it be strong enough at the joint? Should I consider a different style of joint?
Thanks in advance...