This afternoon I picked a piece of oak out of the rack, jointed, squared and planed it before cutting four squares to use as feet.
Initially I drilled a two inch recess into each foot with a Forstner bit. The recess means that the table leg is not likely to fall off its foot as the table gets moved around.
You can see the rough vs. smooth finish. For many years I have had two block planes on my bench, one plane is set to cut quickly and the other has the blade set to take a shallow cut with a narrow throat opening. I also have two smoothing planes set up the same way. With pairs of planes I almost never have to take time out to set blades, I'm sure that it doesn't save much time but I find it efficient not having to reset the blade as I work none the less.
I got these planes a decade ago when I was the national importer for Anant planes. The 'R' and 'S' are there for obvious reasons. Though these are reasonably priced tools I have not felt moved to replace them, with a plane I think it is mostly about the blade and how sharp you keep it.( my humble opinion).
Christmas is coming, I hope the presents you are making are coming along as planned.