I scored some 5/4 poplar and walnut today. I'm making some clocks for Christmas presents. Enough back story. I had the rare opportunity to spend several hours straight in the machine shop (garage) today. Jointer, table saw, and bandsaw all got some love. The lesson for today is WALNUT IS HARD! Resawing poplar is easy, especially clear project quality stuff. However, today was my first time resawing walnut. I ruined about 11" of the first board by drifting off the cut line. I learned to slow the feed rate down and to push a lot harder to get the walnut through.
I say ruined, but I'll just plane it thinner and use it for another component on one of the clocks.