Well I’ve been following all of the “plane” talk with great interest. I have never been completely satisfied with the finishes that I obtain on my projects (mostly small projects). I have made up my mind that I should try the Card Scraper and a good Hand Plane. I have a Stanley Block plane, Stanley Low Angle Block and a Stanley #5. Reading the post by MartyS on the Veritas #4 Smoothing Plane and reading the post by Ebanista suggesting a review of the new Veritas Bevel Up Smoother by Derek Cohen I decided to take the plunge. I just ordered the following from Lee Valley:
I also just received a Card Scraper that I had ordered from Rockler – fortunately I already had plenty of sandpaper on hand.
I have a small box, made from Tiger Maple, with a red dyed Lacewood insert in the lid, almost ready for a finish. I still have to install the hinges and make some trays for the interior – so I am hoping to time things out so when the new Plane arrives I can try it on some scrap and then see which works best for that “Perfect Finish”. Any thoughts or suggestions will be appreciated.
-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/