Favorite Shooting Plane That Isn't LA Jack

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Forum topic by Ripthorn posted 03-11-2013 05:16 PM 718 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-11-2013 05:16 PM

So I am going to be making myself a shooting board soon and wanted to know what you all favor for shooting that is not a LA Jack (LV, LN, or similar). The reason I ask is that I won’t be able to afford one of those any time soon, but do have a few vintage Stanley Bailey planes, along with the LV LA block. I also intend to make some infills soon, so I am just wondering if I should plan to build an infill for shooting (like the Brese miter plane) or not. So what say ye, Lumberjocks, favorite shooter that isn’t a LA jack, GO!

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#1 posted 03-11-2013 05:21 PM

I have a Record T-5 which was made to be a shooting board plane. I plan to use my newly restored Stanley #6 for shooting also. I used it a couple of times and it worked very nicely. It has a decent amount of mass and seemed to have no issues with maple end grain.

-- Mike

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#2 posted 03-11-2013 06:01 PM

Any #5 should work, although building an infill would be way cooler.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#3 posted 03-12-2013 12:43 AM

I prefer my K6. I have many 5’s, but the extra mass of the 6 makes it real easy.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#4 posted 03-12-2013 10:59 PM

I have the Lee Valley low angle block. Of course it cuts fantastically well. One small problem for me. It is small and I have trouble in keeping the down side of the plane flat on the shooting board. For almost all shooting I use a 605 1/2, Heavy enough to be well mannered.

-- Ron in Kokomo

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#5 posted 03-13-2013 04:41 PM

... okay, I’ll say it.

Is it just me or does ``LA Jack`` sound like a cop/detective tv series??

LA Jack busts up a Jointer filled with Scrubs with his Smoother partner, Stanley.

-- Ben, England.

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#6 posted 03-13-2013 05:50 PM

Ripthorn: Here is my favorite:

I realize that this offers you no help at all since it happens to be a very expensive option, I just wanted to offer an answer to your title “Favorite Shooting Plane That Isn’t LA Jack”...


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