And that's all I've gotten done today.
I'm a bit annoyed at the timber merchant I got the wood from. They weren't gentle with my purchase and I discovered a few dents/nicks. Not much I can do, but it's also not my forever table, so I'll make it look as good as I can and be happy.
I'm really happy to be making real progress on it, as I've been afraid to get started. The fear of butchering not-so-cheap wood has had me nervous about starting, as I don't like to waste things that I feel cost a bit of money (hangup from not having much growing up).
But so far things have gone well and my confidence is growing as a result.
Thanks to everyone for the encouragement and tips thus far, I look forward to continuing to share the journey with you all.