Wood Getting, Splitting, Sawing And Curing.
Hew a level surface and follow the grain as much as possible to maintain quarter grain, which is necessary for good top wood. Some runout is impossible to avoid, do you best and move on to planing level. Mount the wood securely as when planing by hand, great force is used. A plane with a curved iron is used to rough in --- Criss crossing the surface, finish with a straight bladed plane. A large machine jointer will save much work.