After many attempts at using a shooting board always resulted in a mess I realized my jack plane was not square from the base to the sides. I concluded that the solution to my problem was a Krenov style plane.
I struggled a bit because I landed up with a bump on the base but some sandpaper on my jointer sorted that out. I also cut the back a bit to round. Otherwise it is a great plane.
I used a 1 1/2″ blade.
I found a nice chunk of red oak in my fire pile and decided to give it new life.
After maching and all ready for the next phase.
Who can resist the BW filter.