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Re: Testing just went out the door

david weaver
Well, I thought it would be interesting to see if my overhard iron can hang with a PM V11 that's probably about 60-61 hardness, but my local friend who is also a woodworker caught my video and voiced interest in the LV shooter.

For fear that I'd sell it elsewhere, he literally asked if he could have it, showed up in an hour, and it's gone. Still really like that plane (but in probably a month, it managed to already find a dot of rust in storage from an overhead drip).

Total cost to me to have a target to shoot for in terms of performance was 10% of plane value. I know someone on another forum was offended (maybe it was this one?) that I would buy a $340 plane just in case (both to aim for, and to use if I couldn't match it). I can't imagine the investment in time and thought without a bar.

When my friend stopped by, we did get to play with a bunch of infills (mine and others) on a test board along with LN and LV's efforts. I cannot deny that they sure do make fine planes - both LN and LV - and the feel of all of the infills does not exceed the bronze LN 4 smoother - and some come up short due to funny weight distribution or proportions (or in the case of a norris plane with a norris adjuster, in adjustment). I'm sure that in context, my infill shooter doesn't exceed the LV effort, either.

Comparisons like I'd like to make aren't really worth the effort to do and post, though, either - unless there's nothing else to do, and my head is still teeming with future planes to make before my brain goes bad.

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