I use barrel staves and tops in some of my projects. Wonderfully aged oak that
planes glass smooth and finishes beautifully with varnish or Danish oil. I use a
Stanley 100 1/2 (looking for a LN 100 1/2 if anyone has one gathering dust that
they want to part with) and a Stanley #20 to smooth the staves. Cooper’s planes
are all unique and some are huge. David Barron has one that is 5 1/2 feet long.
Here’s the link: https://youtu.be/Wl42bLPiCpA