|Project by ChuckM||posted 07-18-2016 01:27 PM||790 views||2 times favorited||1 comment|
A commercial shooting board alone could cost over $400. As a woodworker, I think it’s a better deal for me to spend the money on a set of shooting plane (PM-V11) and track and build my own shooting jig.
The Veritas track has a built-in dust chute on the base – http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=72048&cat=1,230,41182.
After several hours of shop time—distracted by the continual visits of a neighbor’s kid and her dog, Molly—I have got a new precision jig (16” x 19”).
Instead of installing the track butt against the top board (as shown in the user manual), I mounted the track with its inside edge flush with the top board by cutting a narrow rabbet underneath the top board.
For shooting miters, I use this jig: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/178938
The old shooting board (for use with the LAJ) can be seen in the doggie picture.
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