I need help with learning how to smooth wood
I am very new to wood working. I have yet to produce anything yet, because I don't know how to properly sand or plane something to an adequate finish.
I can't afford an actual planer yet, and not sure how far I will go into this so I don't want to buy something I may not ever use. Would I be better off buying a nice electric sander or some sort of electric handheld planer?
Any ideas? Or can someone point me to where I can read personal experiences with them?