I have had my woodworking opinions on certain things changed over the last few weeks, primarily on large power tools and hand planes. When I started buying tools both bench and hand I purchased a band saw, small one mainly because my dad used to have one and one Christmas made a large number of profile boats, tugs and such which is one of my fondest memories of childhood. I also had a list of things I wanted that made a larger 14” band saw difficult to accomplish. As I do more woodworking and see the limitations my 9” is giving me (I probably should reword that) I will be making a 14” band saw my next big purchase instead of say a joiner or bigger wood lathe.
As for the hand tools I have no joiner and was under the false opinion that a planer would work to give me a flat surface, I have read differently, in that I guess if it is twisted or bowed you just end up with a nice smooth twisted board the thickness you want. As I have been watching videos to find ways to correct this without a joiner I have watched several videos on hand planes and have fallen in love. I have a large family and am not Rockefeller by any means so I cannot run out and buy them all but I did go on eBay and get a vintage STANLEY RULE & LEVEL CO. BLOCK PLANE, I have no idea if this is good or bad but hey it is my first plane. I intend to buy a smooth plane soon and the either a rabbet or joiner and the the other one after that.
I do want to thank all those touting the eBay and other places for things such as hand planes if not for all of you I would have never looked at eBay as I have avoided it at all cost til now and am now addicted and should seek help.
-- two men walk into a bar the third one ducks, which are you??