Where Purchased: Various
Why Purchased: After relying on power tools for almost every woodworking task, I'm becoming aware that there are some tasks I could accomplish more quickly and accurately with hand tools. For example, making adjustments to a drawer by trimming small amounts of lumber could be accomplished more quickly with hand planes, with less risk of ruining the drawer.
Impressions: I've started my hand plane collection with a pre-WWII Stanley No. 4C bench plane, and a Lie-Nielsen 102 Low Angle Block Plane. I don't have much experience with these planes yet, but will update this page as I learn more about how and when to use them.
I use a honing jig to sharpen my plane blades.