First sign of the season and I can see practice is required.
I ran a piece of barnboard through the planer a few times to get a smooth surface. Trying to freehand router and keep two grandkids under wraps isn't the best plan, but I needed it done that day. The wood had some soft spots which chipped out, but it's free. I think if my friends hang it high enough up the tree, critics won't see the flaws and it will bide me time to make a better one.