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Multi use shooting board and clamp thingy (better pictures and additions)

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Project by DonH posted 1176 days ago 2186 views 12 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

Don

-- DonH Orleans Ontario





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gul

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#1 posted 1176 days ago

Don,your work bench is awesome.

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DonH

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#2 posted 1176 days ago

Thanks Gul, glad you liked it.

DOn

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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Robsshop

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#3 posted 1176 days ago

Very well crafted and useful set up there Don, looks like that will tackle just about any clamping tasks on the bench that You throw at it !!

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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DonH

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#4 posted 1176 days ago

Hi Rob – thanks, I believe it will do the trick all right!

By the way, I checked out your shop post – very nice set up and some interesting projects too.

Don

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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Kent Shepherd

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#5 posted 1174 days ago

Looks like an incredibly handy workbench

Thanks for sharing.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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