I just finished posting my latest plane attempt. It was another rewarding process. I learn a little more about the mechanics involved with each attempt. One thing I didn’t realize, was that I really got the chance to practice woodworking with extremely strict tolerances. A slightly thin tenon is one thing, a slightly slanted iron ramp is another. I’ve also appreciated the need for sharp cutting edges. I’m learning that I don’t want to stick with the “Scary Sharp” system forever. It works, it just works slowly. I’m really wanting a WorkSharp. At $200, it seems to be a great compromise between value and quality. More time cutting wood, less time sharpening.
-- Jeff, South Carolina