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Sven-Olof Jansson
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Hej Matt,

There were UHMW tapes provided along with the plane guide and fence that I bought; but as far as I remember, the instruction guide had it that the tape were to go on the bottom of the guide, not the moveable rail. Anyway, after having succeeded in getting the guide, to say nothing of the fence, in place, I of course failed with the UHMW tape. So the plane edge runs against the bare metal of the rail.

Actually, I don’t find friction to be too bothering when shooting. “The oiled rag in a can/tin” works OK, but obviously not to prevent abrasion.

Doesn’t it seem reasonable to assume that Veritas are aware of how Mr. Eastly resolved the very same issue? (Please see the video Mr Larry Geib provided here).

Sven-Olof Jansson
London, UK; Boston, MA