Well, seeing this thread revived, reminded me I'd never attempted it, though I'd wanted to when Firemedic challenged us. So today I decided to jump in.
My daughter had bought me a set of chisels for Christmas and I thought I'd make a place for them to live.
My three tools of choice were a Stanley low-angle block plane, a marking gauge and a hand saw.
I've never ripped anything with a handsaw before. At first I didn't think I could cut to a line, so I clamped a board for a straight edge and followed it.
The other side of the board I got braver and ripped it on the line, bringing the two sides parallel. I didn't do too bad I guess. Then I cleaned up the edges with my little plane.
The next part really scared me, to try. Resawing by hand.
I took a 5/4 x @1 1/2 board and marked it with my cheapo marking gauge on both sides. I clamped it down, started cutting from one side. I cut for a little ways straight down my marked line, flipped the board, and started cutting down that marked line. I continued doing this, flipping and cutting, till I got the board resawn. I then cleaned up both edges with my plane. I ended up with a 1/2 inch board and a 1/4 inch board.
More to follow.