I’ve made MUCH more progress on this top than I thought I would. Especially in one night.
My question is this: When do I switch from the scrub plane to the #5? I only have a scrub, a #5 and a #4 smoother. My plan was scrub, jack with aggressive cut, jack with lighter cut, then finish with #4. I know I SHOULD be using a jointer, but I don’t have one, so it’s not an option.
I went from having a definite hollow in the middle (as a result of not being able to reach fully across) to having pretty even grooves all the way across.
Not bad for a short, out of shape lady! I’m pretty proud of myself. This is my first real woodworking project.
-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!