I am in the process of laminating 3/4 inch Ash boards (various lengths) into a bowling alley style bech top. There is no way to keep the grain running all the same direction, although I will try and do my best to get most of it one direction. I need help on how to flatten it. What tools to use etc. Initial cutting shows I will run into trouble without help. Maybe I should just take it in and get it sanded after I rough it out. Cutting across the grain is even starting to worry me. Which plane would work best? Thanks for your help and ideas.