|Project by MyChipCarving||posted 10-28-2015 06:29 PM||5093 views||30 times favorited||16 comments|
I needed to make 3 frames for a customer so it was about time I made a shooting board. Why I didn’t make one years ago is the big question.
I looked at a few videos and combined some of the ways to make one. You can see in the photos that the 90 and 45 degree fences have a runner in the bottom. The runners and the grooves in the pine board are both angled a bit on one edge so that the fence can be tapped securely into place.
I made the fences extra long, tapped them into place, cut them off a bit proud, and planed them flush in the shooting board.
The 90 degree fence was dead on so I didn’t need to tweak that fence at all.
But the 45 degree fence needed a smidge of adjustment. I popped it out and used the shooting board to take a bit off one end until it was a perfect 45 degrees.
To use it I first but the miters for the frame on my sliding jig on the tablesaw.
Then I took each piece to the shooting board so each had a clean, perfect 45 degree cut and the corresponding pieces were the same length.
Quick and easy and I had perfectly mitered corners.
To think of all the time I wasted over the years monkeying around with my tablesaw and sander and ??? trying to get the frame to fit nicely.
-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996