Hi gang...I'd really value your input on this. I've got the bug to make a wooden handplane for a good wwing buddy even though I have no clue what I'm doing. Also have lots of questions about what type to make. I don't have a particular size or type in mind...maybe something in the #3 to #5 range but I'm wide open to ideas. I'd like it to be a good user, but I'm guessing he's likely to keep it more as a novelty. I'd like it to be as effortless to get thin shavings from as possible, but don't know much about the cause and effect end of that equation. Most planes are set around 45°, but those LV low angle jack planes are awefully cool. What benefits does a low angle plane have?
Any ideas, tips, websites, or input greatly appreciated. TIA!