I went down to the farm and got some cherry and walnut out of my stash.
The cherry is going to require some fairly heavy duty prep. Several of the pieces have lengthwise cracks. I am thinking I am going to have to rip them and glue them back together. They were sawn on a bandsaw mill. would you rip and re-glue them while they are still rough or would you skip plane them to get a better look, then rip and glue them back together?