Shooting Board

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Project by woodyone posted 10-04-2008 08:18 PM 4272 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today in the shop i made this shooting board, i used some 12 mm ply and some various scraps, The dimensions are about 10” by 12”. I got the inspiration to make this piece from watching some of Matt’s basement workshop podcasts.

Looking forward to hearing your comments

-- Woody, UK

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#1 posted 10-04-2008 09:15 PM

I too just made one about 3 weeks ago after watching MBW. I hope yours works as well as mine, I have never worked with as square and perfect stock before. What plan are you going to use with it? I use a number 5 and a number 3, depending upon the application. I guess we need to give a shout out to Matt.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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#2 posted 10-04-2008 10:58 PM

Funnily enough I’ve been working on one of these today. I’m laminating sections as the plan specifies 25mm blockboard but you have to buy the whole 8’x6’ board from my supplier and I’m not doing that. This board will be used to make musical instruments principally, but I’m sure that it will be roped in for other stuff. Your version looks cool.

-- Stanley generally struggling

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#3 posted 10-05-2008 04:55 AM

I made my newest one about a week before Matt came out with his (figures.) Many of the same features, however. I used some offcuts to make a “mini hook” the same size as the regular hook for long boards. It was a good red oak-scrap project. I don’t enjoy working red oak.

Looks great, Woody! Well done!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#4 posted 02-08-2009 08:28 AM

So what exactly is a “shooting board” used for?

-- San Diego, CA

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