Originally Posted by AwesomeOpossum74
Another advocate for "you don't have to break the wallet to get a good tool" if you're willing to spend a little fettle time. Personally, I think everyone should get experience fettling older or less refined tools. Brings an appreciation to using the tool that buying new/expensive ones can't.
I agree. But my feeling is that if you're going to put in the time to tune a hand plane, get an old Stanley Bailey
and tune away.
I've got a big ol' piece of thick glass affixed to a slightly bigger piece of 3/4" cabinet grade ply I used to use to flatten my hand planes and true the sides.
I've got 3-5 old hand planes I never got around to. Someday maybe I'll get to them.
Haha, I secretly enjoy sanding; its monotonous but relaxing. Get a rhythm going and blast some tunes, I can get lost for hours lol
That's the way I feel about sharpening :)
"There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey." -- John Ruskin (1819-1900)
Last edited by SEMIJim; 12-01-2019 at 01:34 PM.
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