I’ve managed to stumble across some absolutely beautiful ~250 year old quarter sawn white oak at a great price. The problem is it’s all rough sawn 4/4 and I need 5/4 for some projects I have planned. The boards all pretty close to an inch thick, so I doubt I can have an inch left after surfacing. Maybe 7/8. It’s all from the same tree and I’d love to be able to make it work. Is there any feasible way to slice and dice to make 5/4?
Additional info: it is cheap enough that inefficient methods would be no big deal. I have access to a bandsaw if needed, but ideally I’d be able to get there using only a jointer, planer, and table saw. I need the 5/4 for stringers and possibly arms on arts and crafts spindle furniture. Thanks!