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Posted on Importance of Workbench in Hand planing?

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#1 posted 07-23-2009 04:17 PM

1.yes, a good workbench (this is such a general term though) is essential! you can make a great working bench for <$200, do a search here on LJ, also check out Chris Schwartz blogs on popular woodworking.
2.invest in a good workbench first – it’ll service you in more than just hand planing. when you work in the proper posture, and have a good stable work area – just like machining, the results show it.

as far as planes – you can get great planes on eBay, craigslist, and other markets such as used Stanleys which once tuned up performs great. might be faster to accumulate a good collection of workable tools then to get each one of the LN, or LV planes (those are great, but do cost more).

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