|Forum topic by AESamuel||posted 03-26-2015 04:24 PM||881 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
03-26-2015 04:24 PM
I made a shooting board a while ago using some thin sheets of plywood and a pine fence. I tried shooting some 3/4” x 5” white oak and what was happening was either the blade just skipping across the grain or if I deepened the cut the blade would catch and CLUNK, the plane would stop in it’s tracks. Shooting pine was no problem and planing the oak freehand was working too. I was using a No.4 stanley with a razor sharp blade, the only other plane I could use of a wooden jack plane.
Now, I’ve got some more 3/4” oak I want to shoot and really don’t want to have to resort to planing the end grain without the shooting board and I’ve never been happy with the results so what could be the problem?
This is what I’m thinking:
Thanks for any input!