I took the week off from work and am starting a new project. I am build a Roubo frame saw using the kit from Blackburn Tools. For the frame I am making it from rough sawn spalted ash (57" long x 8" wide x 2" thick that Blackburn tools was kind enough to sell to me at the height of the pandemic).
Last week, I didn't mind taking a cherry board down from 1/2" to quarter inch. This ash is a much harder wood and I wish I had a bandsaw (I am saving for one). I don't so I am doing it by hand tools. Needless to say, it is quite the workout. I've cut out and dimensioned the arm handle pieces. Now, I need to "just" need rip out and final dimension the two stretchers. Wish me luck.
Though, I'd prefer not to do this work, I will admit there is some satisfaction from doing it. Can't wait till I have a bandsaw.