So far it has been a rough 2016 for the Woodworking Consultant household; we found out our son needs a second surgery, my wife had a miscarriage, and a flu virus worked its way through the entire family (I was the final victim, it took me down for nearly a week and yes, we all had flu shots).
Between all of the above, my time in the shop has been very limited and I am far behind schedule on the new dinning table. I dislike milling lumber, and the large pile of milling that needs to be done for the legs has been discouraging so in an attempt to get back on schedule I have decided to buy an electric planer sooner than I had intended. My original plan had been to wait until I was confident in my ability to mill by hand but alas, progress must be made. This is especially true since the Anarchist Design Book has finally been released and I am itching to get started build some staked chairs.
I had always planned on getting a small lunch box planer and after a bit of research I decided on the DeWalt DW734. Its cheaper than its newer cousin and since I use hand planes for the final surface I really don’t need two feed speeds.