I’ve always gotten a lot of support from everyone on here while i’m relearning how to redo everything in a wheelchair. That being said i’m starting to get worn out when woodworking. I love using a hand plane and I’ve received my veritas low angle smoothing plane and got it sharp and tuned up but It’s so dang hard to push it through a board that I can only work for about 10 minutes at a time before i’m in so much pain that I have to quit. If any of you have a damaged spinal cord you’ll know the kind of pain that i’m talking about. I can’t prevent tear out at all planing these maple boards that I got and it’s irritating me because I was supposed to have this project done allready. I’m at the point where i’m considering getting an electric planer because it’s so hard. I don’t really know what else to do or if i’m doing something wrong for it to be so hard to use. It didn’t seem like the crappy new style stanley bailey no. 4 was this hard to use and it is the bottom of the barrel planer. is it because it’s a low angle that it’s so hard to use? I love woodworking and I wish I could do it 24 hours a day but i’m getting so worn out and tired of the pain that it’s taking time away from my work. need some advice on this one guys.
-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying