Sorted boards to get the straightest ones, then hit them with a wire brush to get the dirt off of them.
Flat face – square and flat edge – parallel and flat opposite face – parallel square and flat opposite edge
When ripping I was only taking a skim cut to minimize loss of width. This can be really messy with most of the sawdust blowing back on me, so I set up the shop vac with a funnel to catch most of it….
I stickered the boards under weight to let any residual internal stresses relax…
The dark is all from today…
It will be interesting to see if these get any curvy twisty mischief.
Finish dims are 7/8” thick by 3-7/16” wide.
If all goes well I may glue up the top on Monday.
Thanks for looking
-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!