I've used my new smoother on a REAL project and thought I'd let all of
you who encouraged me to get a quality low angle plane as my first
plane, how much I appreciate ALL of you for steering me in the right
direction. The Veritas is a quality tool that I'll be able to proudly
hand down to my son should he get "the bug". I needed to surface 5
sides of a block of oak about 4 inches long, so using a jointer wasn't
an option. The plane gave me those "cottony" shavings and left a
perfect surface for finishing. Thanks, guys!