Hi All: Well, they’re finished. Attached are pictures of my new mitre plane and shooting board. The plane stock is laminated 4/4 Brazilian Cherry with a hard Maple wedge. It is 2 ½” high, 3 ¼” wide, 15” long, and weighs exactly 4 lbs. The bed angle is 38 degrees with the mouth located 5” back from the toe. The iron is from Lee Valley. It is one of their new O-1 steel 3/16” thick, 6” long, and 2 3/8” wide wooden plane irons. These irons are sans chipbreaker. The shooting board is based on a combination of David Finck’s and Lie-Nielsen’s plans. Here is a link to Finck’s. https://www.finewoodworking.com/subscription/workshop/workshoparticle.aspx?id=30678 And here’s the link to Lie-Nielsen’s. http://www.lie-nielsen.com/pdf/Shooting_Board_And_Fixtures.pdf My shooting board is 20” long, 18” wide and made out of Baltic Birch ¾” plywood with a beech stop. I used David Finck’s method of attaching the stop. Otherwise, like the Lie-Nielsen version, I can use either side of the shooting board and will be making their angled fixtures. The center section of my board is 12” wide with 3” wide ramps on each side. The saw kerfs really do help the plane stay flat in use. It will take awhile before I know how happy I am with the plane. Up to now, I haven’t felt that much need to shoot the ends of boards. When I have, I used a LN BU jack with the hot dog grip. The plane has a very tight mouth and smoothly glides through its cuts. I’m still trying to figure out the best grip to use on the plane. The shooting board is a big improvement over the quickly built fir plywood piece of junk I was using. This setup will get a workout on a frame and panel blanket chest I have procrastinated on. gdblake
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