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Old 01-24-2010, 04:38 AM
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Guys and Gal,

I received my Deluxe Shooter Board and my Double High Fence from Rob a couple of days ago. It is an amazingly precise instrument and I would highly recommend it to anyone using hand planes. I had the opportunity to use the Deluxe Shooter at the Valley Forge Woodworking in America show. Ron Brese had it on his bench and was showing off his Shooting Plane with it. Everyone at the show who I spoke with raved about Rob's boards so I went ahead and ordered one.

Once you receive yours you will need to calibrate it which is quite easy especially if you have a 12" 30-60-90 & a 8" 45-45-90 drafting triangles. I need to pick those up and they are very cheap so no big deal. However, I had a couple of similar pieces that I used to calibrate four of the six angles Rob gives you. The angles are 15, 22.5, 30, 45, 60 and 90 degrees and I have been able to calibrate my board at 22.5, 30, 45 and 90 degrees.

If you get the Double High Fence as I did along with the standard fence then you need to calibrate both of them. What Rob does is leave the fence just slightly proud and at each angle you shave off a bit to ensure that your cuts afterward will be perfectly flush. VERY IMPORTANT, when calibrating or using your fence for any angle other than 90 degrees you must FLIP THE FENCE OVER. Rob has an ingenious method and in the picture below you will see that he has cut the other side of the fence at an angle to help calibrate and the use it.

This board is simply amazing and not something that you or I could duplicate very easily and certainly not for the price. I still think Rob is priced far too low as the Deluxe Shooter is $120 and then an additional $30 for the Double High Fence. Well worth the price and I am extremely happy to have this as it now turns my miter and jack planes into even more precise tools.

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Old 01-24-2010, 04:20 PM
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Nice! Looks like a really amazing tool - beautifully constructed and very useful. If you have a miter plane of some sort...
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where does the rifle rest?
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Old 01-24-2010, 05:03 PM
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Nice! Looks like a really amazing tool - beautifully constructed and very useful. If you have a miter plane of some sort...
PillBill,

Jack planes are also wonderful for shooting boards but really as long as you can place your plane down on it's right side and it is FLAT well you can pretty much use any plane you wish. The biggest issue with some other planes would be how well you can control them.

Trident98,

Sheez man, the rifle is on the wall above, two pistols,one on each side and of course a large sword on the back wall. I mean really, who does not worry about being attacked in their workshop? Okay, maybe not.

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Old 01-24-2010, 06:14 PM
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Fred,

After going to the Lie-Neilsen show, I am going to start off with the #62 LA Jack set. This looks like a nice compliment to that as I start my collection.
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:30 PM
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Fred,

After going to the Lie-Neilsen show, I am going to start off with the #62 LA Jack set. This looks like a nice compliment to that as I start my collection.
Wayne,

You are quite correct in that it will be a perfect complement. Now that I own one of Rob's boards I am even more astounded by them. To be perfectly frank I do not have any idea how Rob does this for $120. Between, the material, precision and time spent I could not duplicate this for that amount for love nor money. Your LN LA Jack plane set will thank you. He also makes a Long Grain Shooter "For shooting the long grain edges. Useful for book matching veneers, panels, and jointing material to the 24 inch range." The preceding two sentences stolen directly from Rob's website. Wayne, please be aware that the Long Grain Shooter is a 90 degree board. However considering what it is mainly used for I do not see much of a call for anything other than 90 degrees.

Anyway, enjoy that beautiful LN Jack set. You are going to be in seventh heaven. By adding one or two of Rob's boards well the end and side grain will practically square themselves up.

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