I recently wrote a piece for my friend, Ron Hock’s, newsletter, Sharp and To The Point. I’ve been meaning to link to it from here and finally getting around to it. You can find the article through Ron’s blog: Holy Crap, I’m A Plane Maker! I’m really thrilled with how the article came out and humbled by the overwhelming positive responses to it. I hope it inspires you to get out in your shop and make something beautiful.
Just in case you are unaware, Ron Hock is the genius behind the best plane blades on the market today. I buy all the irons for my planes from him, and have become good friends with him and his, Linda. I couldn’t make the quality of tools that I do without them. Be sure to check out their website for any of your blade needs.