Go For Comfort When Picking A Shooting Board Plane
Go for comfort when picking a shooting board plane is post about Hand Tools bookmarked by jacob with ID 11966956292 was uploaded on 23-03-2019 and has been viewed 58,909 times.
Q: I'd really like to start using a shooting board to trim end grain and clean up miters.Do I need a special plane or can I use my No.4 smoother? Walt Newsome, Atlanta, GA A: You can use your smoother, or any traditional bench plane, with a shooting board.
However, these planes are not very comfortable to use on their side, as you need to do with a shooting board.I started out using my smoother—and it worked—but I would often end up with cramps and bruises because the frog interfered with my grip.
Switching to a low-angle jack plane solved that problem.The bevel-up design eliminates the frog, so the plane is very easy to grip and use in shooting position.Plus it has a bevel-up blade bedded at a low angle that cuts through end grain a bit more easily.