Begin with the end in mind.
18 board feet of rough cut cherry waiting to be turned into a hall table.
Sue was not too impressed with the lumber at this stage.
It does look pretty bad.
Hey, who has their finger in front of the flash!
This is why they call it "rough" cut.
Now that's what I'm talkin' about! OH Sue! Come look at the boards now.
Trying to extend the fence on the saw to be sure to cut out any bowing
Used hand plane from local woodworking guild sale, $30 bucks
Preparing boards to be edge glued knowing there would be no gaps, priceless!
Sooo much better than saw dust.
My new friend.
My Father-In-Law gave me several hand planes, one being a rabbet plane. This is the blade before I began working on a new edge.
Sand paper or hand plane, I think I'll keep working on the blade.
Slowly getting there.
No photo editing here, Razor sharp and square
Need a scanning electron microscope to really see the edge!
Tested it by shaving the hair on the back of my hand. No pulling or tugging, hair just fell away. Sweet!
Cleaning up with the rabbet plane.