Hi All!!

I am in the market for a #4 smoother plane. I have decided I need to get over my fear of hand planing and get with the program. Too may of my drawer front have mill marks on them (of course I did not notice until they are installed)

Does anyone have a suggestion on where to buy...besides directly from Lie-Neilsen?

And do you guys like the bronze version over the cast iron models? My low angle jack plane does have spots of rust on it...which kills me. Seems like the bronze version would fair better in that respect. It seems crazy to spending $350 on a tool I have no confidence in using correctly. Even my low angle jack plane (which I assume is a good tool) gives me fits sometimes. I think I need to buy a book on setting up and tuning hand planes. Any suggestions?

-Walt