I’ve got an upcoming project where I’ll need a shooting board, and I’ve always wanted to make one. So while waiting on some finish samples to dry last night, I jammed one out. It’s made from 3/4” and 1/2” baltic birch for the base and quarter sawn cherry for the fence. Overall size is 12” x 20”. Here are a few pictures:
The fence is secured by a screw on one side and a t-bolt and star knob on the other. This makes it adjustable so I can always square it up.
Here’s the under side where I just counter bored a hole for the t-bolt head.
I also made a miter block so I can dial in 45’s. After shooting a couple of boards with it I’ve got it dialed in perfectly. Now I’ll be able to shave thousands of an inch for a perfect fit. The board is finished with my go-to for shop fixtures and furniture: 50-50 mix of BLO and mineral spirits.
Thanks for looking.
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