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I got about 50 walnut boards that are from 7" to 13" at a auction recently. All are rough from 1" to 1 1/2" and some are bowed or twisted. I would like to keep them wide and try to hand plane them before I run them through the planner. My jointer is only 6" wide and common sence says rip them down and use the machine. Or just hand plane just what I would for a top on a bookcase or stand. I learn to hand plane in school in '58 and am fair at it but I don't think anyone would ever hire me. So should I get on with my life and rip them down or what would any of you do.