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#1 posted 06-08-2012 11:06 AM

IMO, you need a jack plane. Using the course, medium, fine approach, the jack handles getting wood into shape for jointing then smoothing, and that’s an obvious hole in the arsenal. A six is too big to heft around for jack work, unless maybe you’re Popeye’s alter ego. :-) my scrub wears me down at times! No opinion on BU / LA variety, ‘cept it’s not something I’ve mastered enough to find discriminate uses for LA vs standard frog tools yet.

Good luck!

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