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#1 posted 07-14-2016 05:47 PM

I would argue a sharp blade is what you need for end grain over mass. Throwing a 6lb plane across the shooting board and holding your work steady at the same time works but not using all of the energy you could by just chucking it across the room.

I see the benefit of mass but a sharp blade will do the trick. I currently use a number 6 on the shooting board, sometimes a 5, sometimes a 4 if that’s what is handy. I guess I’m just new to the low angle bit. Maybe mass needs to be a consideration but overall, I find the sharpest blade usually can flatten things with a thin shaving.

Good points, looking for more.

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