Ok I gotta say after reading about hand planing and smoothing using the various planes, it all sounds so great in theory. So much so I went and got just a basic Stanley #4 bench plane to try this out. After much fiddling and testing the plane and then fiddling and testing it again, and again, and again, and again, well i guess thats the drift of it. Did alot of reading through different articles on tauntons about planes setting them up plane like a pro, etc. I’m still no closer to seeing what the fuss is over how great planes are. Maybe I missed something along the way, I can say I’m not any closer to figuring it out. Is it possible for it to work out of the box or is it a matter of after spending money for the plane you then have to spend more money for another blade and then more money after that to have it sharpened and then on and on and hopefully at some point I will have a plane that might work? Maybe Stanley was a bad idea, should I have gotten a veritas or lie-neilsen? Somehow i just couldn’t justify the expense until I know if it will be useful.
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