|Project by Andy Panko||posted 04-22-2014 02:45 AM||4507 views||23 times favorited||4 comments|
After seeing Tico Vogt’s Super Chute at a Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event two years ago, I realized I needed to have one. And then, unfortunately, I learned the price tag. Vogt’s Super Chute is nothing short of phenomenal. The materials are top notch, and the machining and craftsmanship are impeccable. But I can’t justify $365 for a shooting board. Add another $105 for the donkey ear. So I decided to make one of my one.
I love Vogt’s idea of inclining the board. And the laterally adjusting fence and UHMW runway are great, too. I had to incorporate those three things into my board. I used Rockler T-bolts and knobs to adjust my fence, instead of the hex head bolts on Vogt’s. I need to make the 45 degree attachment and donkey ear still. But thus far, I’m very happy with how this things shoots 90 degrees. My low-angle jack rides on the runway like a charm.
It is made out of Birch veneer ply and solid maple trim and fence. The UHMW is 3/8” thick, from Rockler.
-- Andy Panko, Edison NJ, www.pankowoodworks.com