My favorite is an old no-name spoke shave I bought at a barn sale in the Finger Lakes, $10. It has an adjustable shoe, letting you vary the cut. It looks much like a Stanley #53. I find it lets me tune the cut depth for the varying grain of a piece of western red cedar.
A close second is a Stanley 60 1/2 low-angle block plane. It's fun to prospect for these vintage tools on eBay.
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