I planed these boards by hand with a Stanley #7 tri-plane. Honestly I could have done without the clamps as the boards were so true that these 66″ boards joined together perfectly.

The final step of this phase is to true up the ends of the table in order to install the breadboards. The track saw works best for this. Also the darker spots on the left side are some epoxied areas – I used powdered copper in some of the natural imperfections. Remember, 30 year old wood has its challenges and its imperfections.