The plan is to flatten them and and then cut a pocket in the top side for a ball jar which will hold flowers. Being end grain I don't want to run them through the planer and risk it and hand planing 24 of these isn't my idea of a good time. I considered use the belt sander, but I really need to cut some serious thickness (~1") off of a few of these. I decided to build a jig to use the router for this task.
Got the jig built tonight and ran a couple cookies through it. Ended up adding screws to bottom rails which I can tap the cookies down on to to hold them in place. The results were promising.
It certainly makes a mes...this was just from 2.
Tried out a couple colors of shellac...I think the clear is going to be the one we go with. There will be a new router bit in the mail soon as the larges bit I own currently is a 3/4" straight bit. I am thinking about one of these.
The flat bottom is the same width but the corners should help leave a smoother surface which will require less sanding.