I am sitting with my 6 month niece and drinking coffee my 4 year old sitting here as well and I mentioned talking to myself hmm which hand plane should I fix up first. My niece says gurgle gurgle burp which I am pretty sure means the small block plane as it looks to be the quickest and a lot of people have said it will be the most used. But my 4 year old says the big one, which is a wooden bench plane and I have no idea of the complete process on that one although I did read that you don’t sand them. I am kinda leaning toward either the Stanley 5 1/2 smoother or the 5 1/4 jack plane (which has yet to show up).
I am looking for advice wooden plane, easier block plane or a Stanley? I am excited to work on one and doing research to make sure that I don’t make more work for myself than needed or mess up the plane. Any suggestions for where to for steps? I saw someone mention a book about reclaiming flea market hand tools.
I am also excited that in the next few days my no. 78 and 5 1/4 jack plane will arrive.
-- why get a plan when you can get even more experience