I finished preparing the leg stock for my joint stool this weekend. The dimensioned stock is buried in this pile of shavings to slow down the drying process. Planing “green” red oak could almost be considered a pleasure. Nothing like planing dry hardwoods. I would equate it to planing dry Eastern white pine or poplar. I “peeled” shavings about 1/32″ thick from the riven stock using my fore plane. These are shavings who’s thickness would be measured with a ruler, not a caliper (if you are the type that is into measuring shavings). The wet, tannin rich stock will cause your plane iron to rust very quickly though. DAMHIKT.