Unfortunately, this board is just at the limit of how thick I think it should be. The mortises in the legs are 19mm wide, and this board rough is just a hair over 30mm. After planing it down by hand, it should be just the minimum thickness to keep my mind at ease.
|Let's start by crosscutting it to length.|
Luckily, American cherry wood is pretty easy to get from my local lumberyard. Un-luckily, I don't have any wheels in Munich anymore, and workdays are always bad to try to arrange a ride out there at short notice.
Enter Public Transportation.
|Waiting at the subway stop with my new wood.|
I did take my crosscut saw with me, which made it possible to get these boards on and off the train and two buses I needed to take to get home. The worst part was schlepping it 900 meters to the subway stop.
Back in the shop, it's time to do some more ripping.
|A lot like work. Work you have to do over again needlessly.|
|Cleaning up a sawn edge.|
|Cupped a bit.|
|Thick shavings with my Swedish jack plane.|
|The bench planes I am using need some fettling|
It didn't need much, but I felt a little better about knowing that it now has two faces parallel to each other. It's not necessary, but it didn't take long.
The machines did create some tearout in one spot where there is the beginnings of a knot.
|This tearout was pretty bad.|
Next up, I'll cut the tenons.
Here are links to the previous articles about this table: