This 2 inch thick quartersawn cherry has been in the attic for a few years and is ready to become soundboards, backs and sides.
This board is about 35 inches long and had some twist so I needed to get a flat surface in preparation for resawing. I used wooden shims to keep the board from rocking while it gets planed. At the far end of the bench I bridged two bench dogs with a small board to serve as a wide bench stop.
A jack plane made quick work of taking down the high spots and a jointer plane assured I was left with a flat surface.
I love hand planing. It is great exercise and it felt good to get my heart pounding while making some wood shavings.
And soon I’ll be resawing with a little help from my friends.