The Journey Begins
Well, my woodworking journey has just begun. Since the first of the year, I have acquired a table saw and router table. I've finally got my workshop tools, etc. worked into my budget, and I should be able to outfit a fairly complete shop over the next year....which begs the question, where to begin?
Along with upcoming purchases for miter saws, hand routers, joiners, planers, sanders, band saw, etc., it's obvious that I need a whole lotta hand tools as well, and this is my question now. I want to add some planes to my little shop, possibly one a month until I get what I need, really all the necessary hand tools. My interest is in cabinetry and intricate box building. I want to build some high end custom boxes for vaping gear, finished like humidors, i.e., high end polishing. This is background for you.
So, regarding planes, I think I want to start with a low angle jack plane and I've been looking at Lie Nielsen and Lee Valley/Veritas. I know they are both very good. It seems like the Veritas has attachments for a number of their planes that the LN's do not have, like optional fences, etc., so I'm leaning that way, but I'm having a hard time deciding. I plan to stick with one brand to make blade swaps possible. Can you help me please?
Which would you choose for a line of planes, LN or Veritas? Thank you!