I’m pretty new to all of this, but I have two pieces of maple, about 11” wide by almost 2” thick. They are about 4 feet long. I was going to glue them together to make a table top for a kitchen work table. The boards are somewhat rough still. I was wondering what people thought the best way to get the edges ready for joining. I don’t have a jointer, but I thought maybe making a jig for my table saw would work. I’m just not sure how well it will work given the thickness of the maple. Any suggestions? I also have a no. 7 plane, but I am not good with it yet. I can’t seem to get it square and flat.