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Just curious what kind of planes (brand, number, type) you acoustic building guys are using to shoot your joints of your top/back plates??

I was using a cheaper one that I absolutely hated after about 10 minutes, then moved onto a Stanley that my dad has and it's really nice. I have seen planes at Lee Valley go for close to $300 and am quite sure that my dad's Stanley isn't even worth 1/3rd of that (and I can't afford to spend that on one right now). Just curious what you guys use / so I know what I should look for when upgrading my own.
 

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I'm using a old Stanley transitional (wood body) jointer (it's somewhere between a #30 and a #34) that I found on the 'bay for under $50. You want it wicked sharp, and thin shavings, and you may (you probably) will need to reflatten the sole.

I'll fess up to cheating occasionally on the back/sides with a craftex benchtop machine.
 
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