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Sven, your English is perfect and I was assuming that I would create blind mortices, less chance for water penetration.
I read the article you posted however I dont think some of the comments are correct. Being a Civil Engineer, I have designed numerous laminate beams, and a few that are arched. The timber is always laid with opposing grain, its adds strength and arched are under tension, as the curve is only achieved on final glue up. The glue does not fail, but the structure of the wood. Most issues with glued joints, are preparation (specifically joint gaps when using PVAs) and compression whist setting.
The other thought is that the edges will be within the jamb of the frame with weather seal to protect from driving rain.
Ill think some more, but I am leaning towards laminating.