More work on the Hope Chest today. I managed to rough out the oak for the bottom of the chest and my drawer bottom. For the drawer bottom I used the bandsaw to rough cut my 1” stock down to 5/8” and hand planed it down to a full ½” ( a 1/16th inch full).
Planing doesn’t take too long for face…
About 3-4 minutes per board. Some shirk this as being primitive and old fashioned, but I would plane machine planed wood too, to reduce the sanding later.
In 15 minutes I was done and so I edge jointed them with the Veritas bevel up plane…
…and glued up the panel.
After that I moved on to the boards for the tongue and grooved bottom of the chest, which I milled and planed the same way.
Tomorrow I will bevel the drawer bottom and fit it to the drawer and fit the T&G boards to the bottom of the chest.