I have a blanket-chest lid to glue up using 8/4 cherry stock. There's a small amount of twist in each of the 3 boards I have to glue-up and I have lots of thickness to work with (I'd like to end up at 1 or 1.25 inch thickness). There's about 1/4 inch of twist over a 4 ft length and the boards are 8" wide (wider than my 6" jointer). I have a 13" planer.
I think there's a technique to flatten these boards on my planer, but thought I'd poll the experts out there first?
How would you guys flatten these boards?
8/4 cherry, 48" long, 8" wide with 1/4 inch twist - can afford to give up over 1/2 inch of thickness. Tools available: 6" jointer, 13" planer, belt sander and #4 Stanley plane.