This is the Disston D12 saw that was rescued from a garage sale for $1. Thats right. It needed a kink hammered out, and a sharpening, but now its comparable to saws that sell for $200. I had to use it to crosscut the 10" wide glued-up boards because my bench hooks are only about 8" deep, and they are squirrelly enough as it is. They work best in conjunction with a holdfast, but this board was wide enough to obscure the dogholes, so D12 it was. This saw is fast. I highly recommend Bob Rozaieski as sawsmith if you are in need of servicing a similarly neglected antique.
With the board crosscut to final length, here its seen set up for edge truing. I screwed a quick and dirty planing stop to the front face of the bench. Keep in mind, this is my temporary workbench until I build a new one, so holes in it and so forth don't bother me at all. This worked well enough. Two holdfasts helped support the board and keep it from going anywhere.
That's more like it!
Here the lines for chamfering the corners of the "cross-strengthener" battens are marked out, and the planing has started. It would be nice to have a dedicated chamfer plane, or a block plane with a chamfering guide, but winging it is sortof fun.