Above benches by Mr. P. Krom!!
I hope he dosen't mind me showing pictures of his handiwork.
Mine will not be as nice, certainly not as pretty wood, but I hope to at least get close to the beautiful benches Mr Krom makes ;D
The wood is from the Doug Fir log that I cut out on my electric chainsaw mill, I cut it in half, down to 90Cm or about 3' long.
Fresh off the chainsaw mill, yep no ripping chain here, that is a ROUGH cut.
This is where a scrub plane really shines, it removes a lot of wood in a hurry!
Next up I use the #5 plane, 45° to the left, then 45° to the right, then with the grain lengthwise.
The mighty #7 is up next to make sure it's all flat.
Flip it over and repeat, making sure the board is also the same thickness as well.
Then there were two
It does make a bit of a mess to be sure ;D
Next up I filled the loose knots with some epoxy, I'll plane those down once it cures.
OK, on to the next step, the legs......
I'm going to need to figure out how to drill a hole all the way through that slab.... ???