More Workbench Accessories - #1: Adjustable Shooting Board

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Project by ChuckM posted 06-27-2011 02:13 AM 4438 views 17 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In an earlier post ( ), 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).

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#1 posted 06-27-2011 02:56 AM

That is a great idea!! ;-)

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#2 posted 06-27-2011 03:02 AM

very cool idea.

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#3 posted 06-27-2011 03:56 AM

Awesome !! Thanks for sharing them with us : )

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#4 posted 06-27-2011 05:45 AM

Great Idea.
That is so simple ! Now I am upset that I haven’t thought of it.
Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 06-28-2011 07:31 AM

I have an extra miter gauge that would be perfect for something like this. What a great idea. Thanks for posting.


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#6 posted 06-28-2011 01:06 PM

Those are very useful jigs for someone like you how is heading towards using hand tools intensively. I suggest you hang them on the side of your wall-hung hand tool cabinet. Great job.



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