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Project by NewPickeringWdWrkr posted 06-27-2010 02:52 AM 2250 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed a shooting board to get true sides for the drawers I’m building for the Nursery Cabinet.

Cobbled together from scrap plywood and some leftover bamboo flooring for the fence I had laying around. I plugged the groove with the tongue piece to help prevent tearout when shooting end grain.

Fence is not glued in case I want to swap it out. Using pocket screws to fasten down through oversized holes to adjust to square.

All I need to do to complete this is add the bench hook and add a piece of formica to the slide. For now I clamp it to my bench and heavily wax the plywood slide.

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com





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blackcherry

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#1 posted 06-27-2010 03:12 AM

You’ll really enjoy having this handy jig in the shop. It a great fine turner for so many application. Mine is over a year old and it’s used plenty. Enjoy and happy shooting partner…BC

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#2 posted 06-27-2010 07:26 PM

Great project and should help alot. Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 06-27-2010 07:44 PM

Very nice.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 06-28-2010 05:41 PM

Good job!!

I use mine quite a bit. Great shop tool!

later,

-- dust control

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#5 posted 06-28-2010 07:08 PM

Nice Mike…another one for the bucketlist….I’m still learning not to trust my powertools to give me square edges…

-- Ian - Life's a game, if you don't play, you can't win.

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#6 posted 06-28-2010 07:12 PM

Looks good Mike.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 06-28-2010 07:16 PM

Thanks for the nice feedback. I’ve actually been leaning more and more towards hand tools. I’ve got some cheaper power tools that do the job, but am finding that some of my hand tools are out performing them.

When shopping for tools now, I can get good quality hand tools for slightly more than cheap power tools and I ain’t rich enough to buy my tools twice! So, I tend to opt for the quality hand tool at his stage. Maybe some day I will be able to buy decent power tools.

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com

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