I am a fairly new member to lumber jocks and I'd like to ask for help choosing a plane. I build furniture pieces using rough milled lumber such as ash, oak, black walnut and cedar. I have to smooth large surfaces and have been using a harbor freight #4 bench plane. It is a waste of time even after spending endless hours "tuning it up". Nothing works nice about this plane and I want to choose a nicer plane for leveling my work. Please help!