By Christopher Schwarz Posted October 14, 2016 In holtey1_img_38162016-10-142016-10-14https://www.popularwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/popwood_logos-01.pngPopular Woodworking Magazinehttps://www.popularwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/popwood_logos-01.png200px200px 1 Christopher Schwarz Chris is a contributing editor to Popular Woodworking Magazine and the publisher at Lost Art Press. He's a hand-tool enthusiast (though he uses power tools, too). Recent PostsMethylene Chloride – Part 2: Some Retailers Take Certain Paint Strippers Off Their ShelvesHearts Beat Loud: Nick Offerman’s New MovieTool Test: Florip Toolworks Dovetail SawQuintessentially American Furniture Forms Comments Archer Yates November 14, 2016 Log in to Reply My comment is that there is an intangible quality (at least to me) that makes a plane work much better so I go back to it time and time again.It depends on your expectations. I am a woodworker that also make the Krenov stye planes. I had classes from David Fink, author of the book,”Mastering the wooden plane”. He learned from James Krenov. I ask David, do you ever make a plane that every thing is right, but it just doesn’t preform like you expect. He said yes, they are in a box on the top shelf. As I remember, Krenov had said the same thing. Some times I get lucky, other times they end up in a box on the top shelf. Also, I think the angle of the secondary bevel makes a difference. PS: David Fink has a web site that offers a 2-CD disk set of 4 hours of instructions on building a wooden plane. Leave a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.