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#1 posted 02-12-2017 05:42 PM

Thanks for the feedback everyone. At this point I’m leaning towards buying a few tools just to get started. I’ll search for instruction online or from DVDs as well as some shorter duration classes.

Based on what I’ve read/watched online as well as some feedback I’ve recieved from my local woodworking shops and from the Lie Nielsen hand tool event last summer, I think I’m going to go with a low angle jack and block plane and some quality stones. I already picked up a 4 piece set of Stanley Sweeheart chisels this last Christmas.

For the block plane, it seems pretty uninimous that the Lie Nielsen 60 1/2 is the way to go.

For the low angle jack plane, the Lie Nielsen seems to be the most traditional recommendation while the Veritas adds a few modern tweaks which a lot of people say make it the better plane to start out with. I’ll have to get my hands on both to see which one I prefer.

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