I have had a lot of sugar maple milled and i am waiting until its dry enough to work with. My planks are fairly thick, 20 or so inches. I don;t think i can afford a plainer that will do that thickness but know very little about hand planeing. I took a look at lee valley and they have so many different ones. I am looking for a planer that can plane large boards, can someone recommend one? I have also seen old planers in antique stores for fairly cheap. Do you guys think those would work after the blade is sharpened?