Afternoon all. I’m attempting to plane a Cherry table top I glued up. 3- 4/4 X 5 X54” long, total width= 15”.
I’m using a #5 Stanley and a 7” Footloose finishing plane. I believe both planes are sharp as I can shave the arm hair. I’m getting a large amount of tear out. I think I screwed up and didn’t orientate the grain flow when I did the glue up. The bottom cleaned up not to bad but the top looks ugly (with the tear outs). The bottom has a few knots etc…that’s why it’s the bottom. Any thoughts and or advise would be great and much appreciated.
PS. I’m getting tear out no matter if I go with the grain or against it. If I raise the blade any more I won’t cut.