Cutting down 5/4 stock
My shop is pretty basic, nothing fancy except for the tablesaw. I'm staring down a few planks of 5/4 black walnut and wondering how I could get them cut in half to (eventually) 1/2" thick size. Running them through the planar a few dozen times to shave them down seems horrifically wasteful - yet I don't have a bandsaw that can handle wood of this width, 10" wide planks.
What options are there for me if I wanted to turn these 5/4ths planks into usable 1/2" finished boards for a project I'm looking at? I'll entertain taking them to a mill if need be.