|Project by DonH||posted 05-09-2011 03:29 PM||2631 views||11 times favorited||5 comments|
This project was published in the June 2011 issue of Popular Woodworking in the Tricks of the Trade section. I made a few changes to suit me.
This is a shooting board with planning stops and other fixtures to retain pieces of wood either vertically or horizontally to be tortured at will. I also added 3/4 dowels with threaded inserts to attach the thing to my workbench – just pound the dowels down through the fixture into the bench dog holes until flush. To remove thread a knob into the insert nut and pull.
This is shown with all the various stops plugged into available dog holes – obviously, in use only the required stops and/or other goodies would be in use.
I have added a birds mouth fixture and additonal stops since the original posting.
Hope this may be useful for some of you. It is made of 1 1/4 MDF and 1/2 inch MDF glued up. Fixtures are hardwood or Lee Valley. This will take any number of bench accessories and can convert any plane Jane bench into a very flexible and sturdy workspace.
-- DonH Orleans Ontario