Shooting board small (also fits Festool MFT)

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Project by mafe posted 08-06-2010 02:35 AM 5980 views 19 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Shooting board
Made to fit the bench, a table or the Festool MFT

The other day I was annoyed that I had to plane some end grain, and had no shooting board.
I wanted a little board that I can bring with me when needed, with a 45 degree function also, and that will work with a little low angel 60,5 blockplane, and a normal no.3 or 4 handplane.

This is the pictures from my Small shooting board blog.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or even a shooting board…

Best thoughts, MaFe

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

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#1 posted 08-06-2010 02:54 AM

Your going to just adore having this in the shop, I can’t tell you how much mine stay in use. Plenty of time you need to just twick something to fit and this size shooting board and a small block plane is the ticket. A great work bench compliment, enjoy and stay safe…BC

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#2 posted 08-06-2010 03:03 AM

I have a small shooting board which has been very handy. I like your 45 degree set up much better than mine. I think I’ll steal the idea if you don’t mind. Thanks for posting.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 08-06-2010 04:46 AM

Very nice. I can see where that will come in handy. I had never heard of a shooting board before. I learned something new today. Now I can go to bed!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 08-06-2010 06:51 AM

I must add this to my favorite list…very nice jig.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#5 posted 08-06-2010 09:05 AM

Well done Mafe another well made accessory

-- I would rather have the most memories, than the most money.

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#6 posted 08-06-2010 11:47 AM

Hi guys,
Thank you for the comments.
Blackcherry: yes, I’m sure you are right, it was a dream to use when I tested it.
Gary: go ahead, when I put stuff here, it’s really in the hope others can use the layouts, so I’ll be much more than happy.
Jim: yes you must make one when you get of the lathe (I just got some HSS irons for my lathe today, so now I look forward to some serious turning).
Armand: Thank you.
Woodfix: perhaps one day, I’ll do some real woodworking… Perhaps my project are just to make a wonderful workshop…
Best thoughts to all of you,

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

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#7 posted 08-06-2010 03:15 PM

this is great , mads .

amazing what clear thinking can do .

now you have time for all the little details .

well done !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 08-06-2010 05:56 PM

real nice jig, definitely on my to-do list. thanks for sharing

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#9 posted 08-06-2010 06:01 PM

nicely done mafe :)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#10 posted 08-06-2010 06:13 PM

Great pictures and great shooting board Mafe. I have to add this to my favorites.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#11 posted 08-06-2010 06:37 PM

Lev – your heart are just where it’s supposed to be!
Aurora – how are the red lady running? I will late forget this baby you posted.
Jason – thank you.
Best of thoughts, Mads

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

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#12 posted 08-06-2010 08:15 PM

Mads, my rhykenologist friend, you are having fun and improving that little shop of yours by the day! Shooting boards are fantastic.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#13 posted 08-15-2010 09:06 PM

Another good idea Mads, this time for small stuff.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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