So I did what was reccomended, the big differences in width I just used my handplanes to plane it down.
I remember someone on the handplane forum saying that handplanes are a slippery slope… Well i feel like it it’s more of a botomless abyss, the fall from not using one to shopping for new ones has been a swift one… :)
Anyhow, planed about 1/4 off of the chesss board top. The planing was fine, took me like 2-3 hours with sharpening and testing – this was my first time actually trying to plane something resembling a flat surface. But the initiall strips were not uniform, meaning that the glue up wasn’t as great as i had hoped – there are gaps in the chess sboard top. No worries though, this will serve as my test piece, starting work on new pieces tomorrow.
The table saw marks on the strips are nice are they not? Guess I should get a better TS, but not yet.
Those 2 colour shavings are so beautiful!! I actually saved a bag full of those and chucked it on my dresser, until I can find inspiration on what to do with them.
dry fit of the pieces
-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.