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Don W

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#1 posted 04-26-2013 12:19 AM

The problem with buying hand planes (at least good ones) is once you find out how well hand planes work, you’ll want more. Now I know that the flea market and ebay finds can be cheap, and can be great, its hard to stop once you get started.

I agree with the above. Find a good #5. For this particular instance you could even just get away with an extra iron, one with a camber and one without. That will get you reasonably flat. Then when you find a jointer just go over it again.

Several good restore and tuning blogs around including mine I linked to.

Best of all, there is nothing like sliding a nice sharp plane across a piece of wood!!

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