§ by Randy Maxey on August 31st, 2006
It’s no secret by now that I enjoy hand planes. I enjoy finding old ones and bringing them back to life. And I finally scraped enough pennies together to buy a new Veritas® Low Angle Smoother and Veritas® Medium Shoulder Plane (more on those another day).
Now I enjoy working with my hand tools but I’m not shy about using a power tool when I need to. But I’ve found that there are a lot of power tool users that have never experienced or don’t understand how hand tools can make their woodworking better. Hand tools (especially planes) can add a level of craftsmanship you often can’t get from power tools alone.
So, I started a couple of threads on WoodNet. One is for the power tool user. The other is for mostly hand tool users. I want to know your thoughts for a seminar I’m giving in October. The title is, “Why You Need Hand Planes in Your Workshop.” Click here for details on the seminar titles and calendar.
Please chime in with your thoughts. If you’re mostly a power tool user, chime in here on the Power Tools forum.
Hand tool user? Chime in with your opinions here on the Hand Tools forum.
I would appreciate your thoughts so that I can make the seminar fun and educational.