Three years later Finally flatten again
I didn't post the first pictures of the bench in February 2019, after three years of use and abuse I I've flattened it again. American yellow pine is hell to cross-grain plane. No wonder I put it off for a year or so. It's ten feet long and will wear you out. I have marked off six feet to see if I can build the French Bench and be satisfied. The distant four feet is mostly cluttered anyway. I have my eye out for slabs to use as a top for six feet.