|Project by ki7hy||posted 08-08-2016 02:59 AM||1927 views||11 times favorited||18 comments|
Because it has a racing stripe and that makes it faster right? This will be a long post.
This is built mostly off of JayT’s tutorial, I jumped ahead here and there to finish up quicker but the entire design/idea is straight from his head, I take no credit. If I could blame the 1000 mistakes I made on him I would give him that credit too but alas, that’s all me. His tutorial was excellent and I recommend doing this yourself is you find the need for a shooter. You can start the blog for JayT here:
This all started when I started a post asking about shooting planes. I think it was a low angle smoother of sorts from Veritas. I have a bunch of tuned up old Stanley’s and only one new plane which is a router plane from Veritas which I love. So I figured going with them was a good call since Stanley 62s are around $200 used and that’s just as much as new essentially. I favor old planes but it’s mainly because I want every plane I want to use and can’t afford a fleet of all new ones. It’s a trade off and there’s something to be said about using a plane from the 1880’s.
OK…On with it. I PM’ed with JayT a bit and I think I irritated him enough to write up the blog, you’re welcome, he probably hates me by now but at least you have an awesome write up now. :)
I don’t do fancy for the shop, I don’t care really. I mostly do work for gifts, family, and the house. So my shop isn’t seen by anyone but myself, wife, and kids. I do keep it pretty clean due to tracking in dust and such but there’s always a project going. This one was for me and completely out of my comfort zone.
I chose wenge and paudok as my wood choices to try and fancy this up a little. I don’t think I will ever choose wenge again if I can help it. This was my first experience and I hated it. Splinters, tear out….don’t like it.
Also, before someone points it out. I think there were some shavings or something under the shooter on the board because in the photos it appears the shooter sits above the side it’s shooting but I cut a paudok veneer the exact thickness I needed to make it even. I think I was just over excited for the photo shoot I guess.
Overall I made a bunch of mistakes, had to fix them, rework things and get it working right.
I need to make a new fence for the shooting board. I will make a thicker one tomorrow for it.
Here it is with it’s brothers.
If you have any questions please ask.
I want to give a special thanks to JayT, seriously man, I hope to find something worth sharing at some point to help people like you have. I haven’t posted a project before but had to give you credit.