These are both good suggestions and work well.
When I built my first quatersawn white oak project 15 years ago, I was quite
the novice and could only mail order rough stock. So I built a sled with
clamps and fired up my little 10" Ryobi planer and proceeded to surface 4
sides of 50 BF of very hard, fragrent and rock hard lumber!
When the noise stopped and all the dust settled.....including a scolding
from my neighbor for making so much noise at 11:00 at night ( I work all day
in a suit and tie!) I realized that paying an extra $$$ for surfaced 3 sides
was well worth the extra expense.
Sure you still need to do some touch up finishing... maybe a rip or two or
even some minor planing, but unless you have a professional shop with a 76"
jointer and a 20" planer with a monster dust collector, it is not worth the
time, effort, or hearing deficiet! And as side note, you are limited in the
length of the plank you can trim with the sleds.
Dennis Slabaugh, Hobbyist Woodworker