I’ve got some nice old growth pine boards from an old staircase. It has paint or varnish on it. It’s pretty difficult to sand down with a belt sander. I noticed a video somewhere on how to flatten a warped board. The guy had an old school really long hand plane. I don’t need to do this. I’d just like to remove the paint and varnish.
Does anyone have any experience doing this? How hard is it? Can I do it with a Home Depot purchased Stanley plane? Which model should I get? What sharpening stone should I get to hone the blade?
Thanks in advance.