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#1 posted 06-11-2008 07:48 AM

Dale – not much new to say here, but a shooting board is a must to fine tune the work you’re doing…especially good on that scale. It’s true that almost any well tuned plane can give you good results.

I use a LN 62 for my shooting, but have felt the LV and it really seems to have more heft (which may make it even a better plane for shooting). A friend of mine uses a 5 1/2 and that too has the heft needed. johnjoiner uses the #7. That fits the bill too! Size of the plane really depends on the work, though a larger plane can handle a much wider range of stock than a smaller one.

Good luck!

Here’s another couple LJ shooting board contributions…

And Mot’s VIDEO:

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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