Managed to get some shop time after work yesterday since it was raining I couldn't do yard work. One day last week I cut some blanks/boards from some more fire wood pieces. Yesterday I started working to flattening the surfaces. Right now I don't have a jointer or a planer so that means I have to use a bench plane to true up surfaces. The bench plane I have my wife got me a few years ago from an antique store. I have done a little work on it , but it needs tuned up.
Even in it's current condition it works for smoothing and flattening boards. Here is a piece of apple I was working on yesterday.
The side I am working on flattening here was concave, so most the work was one the ends.