Recently I’ve made the effort to learn more about hand planes so I’ve posted some of that info over on my personal blog. I’ve been reading and watching the recent book and DVD by Christopher Schwarz and I can tell you I feel like I’ve went up another level in my woodworking skills. My limited success has given me the confidence and excitement to continue pursuing the use of hand planes. I’m by no means a hand tool only woodworker and probably never will be, kudos to those of you who are, you have my undying respect. That being said I think the hand plane deserves a place of prominence, at least in my shop, among all the power tools.
I’m planning to do a review of the book and DVD mentioned above when I get a moment in the near future. The short of it is – It was well worth it.
As always – thanks for looking.