Got another step closer today. I cut up the two large boards and milled them to workable dimensions. Excitement is starting to replace the nervousness I had about butchering those two beautiful planks of white oak. I’m hoping to measure out the joinery Tuesday night and glue up the table top some time this week as well.
Today’s lesson… I NEED a dust collector. Filled a 5 gallon bucket by the time I was done on the jointer.
A couple pictures of the oak before jointing the face.
Here are the boards ready to be cut to width. A couple haven’t been planed yet. From left to right: Boards for the top, boards for the arms, boards for the feet, and the boards for the post.