|Project by ChuckM||posted 06-27-2011 02:13 AM||4008 views||17 times favorited||6 comments|
In an earlier post ( http://lumberjocks.com/projects/50055 ), I shared two shop aids. Today (a sunny warm afternoon), I completed two more shop helpers. This is #1 (#2 in the next post).
1) A shooting board for any angle (see Shopnotes #111 for details). The hard part wasn’t the construction, but finding a spare miter gauge! I used a drafting square to double check the 90 degree- and 45 degree-readings on the miter gauge. I adhered a sandpaper to the aux. fence for better grip. I use my Veritas LA jack to shoot with this jig; one can use a Veritas LA smooth plane to shoot, too.
The regular shooting board is shown next to the adjustable one in the first picture. I’ll use the adjustable one for small stocks, especially for cutting mitered picture frames.
The second picture shows a miter end cut on the Dewalt compound mitre saw at 45 degrees and then trued to a dead-on miter on the new shooting board (shown in the third picture).
-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted