Next to make the legs. They'll be 5"x5" timbers. Massive.
Marking out width for a leg glue up. I only need to trim off about 1/2".
To rip or to scrub? That is the question. Let's try ripping first.
A 114"-long rip, 1/2" wide. About 1/2" progress per stroke, so roughly 200 strokes.
Crosscutting to the length of 2 legs.
Finishing off. I really need to build another mini Krenov-style stand like the one holding up the far end. Very nice design, mortise and tenon uprights to feet and stretcher, overlapped bridle joints at top. I built it a year ago, still haven't had to glue it up. Chris Schwarz sawbench under my knee.
How much wood would a scrub plane scrub if a scrub plane could scrub wood?
The chips literally fly when scrubbing on the diagonal.
Following the scrub with a transitional jack with aggressively crowned blade. Ripping and scrubbing are about the same amount of manual labor, but the scrub and jack are much more viscerally satisfying.
A long but rough curl. This jack is setup as a fore plane, the blade crowned between a scrub and a try plane, with a big wide mouth. Transitional planes are not just for burning!
One double-length leg glue-up, for 5"x5" finished. About 50 lbs.
Finishing squaring up a leg with a corrugated jack setup for trying, after roughing down with scrub and transitional jack. I'm standing on a 2x10 to get a little elevation over the work.
As Chris Schwarz says, coarse, medium, and fine tools. The squared-up legs ready for cross-cutting in half and trimming to length.
Next will be timber-frame style tenons for fitting to the top.
Continue to part 3