Hello from the land of cheese heads
Just found this place recently and figured I may as well say hi.
Been doing this hobby for 10-15 years now and been a power tool junkie for most of that time but now I am appreciating the ways of old with using hand tools more and more. Been sliding down that slippery slope with hand planes for the past few months now and loving it more than I thought possible.
I seem to have developed a thing for 1900 era Bailey's for some reason.
Something about using a tool that was used by a craftsman 100+ years ago, the feeling is very gratifying.
Usually do everything from scratch as much as I can, meaning I cut the trees to make the lumber to make the projects. Come to think of it I should start looking at trees again pretty soon so it has plenty of drying time before I need it. I usually have it air dry for 2 years before I use it. Its the only way I can afford this hobby and been doing it that way for 10 years with no complications.
Not to mention you get some really wild looking grain sometimes.