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Project by Clay Ortiz posted 01-04-2012 05:43 AM 3794 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built these not long after I finished my bench. I’m currently building myself a humidor and it reminded me that I haven’t posted them. The inspiration came from here:
http://www.finewoodworking.com/FWNPDF/011214065.pdf
Thanks for looking.

-- Clay Ortiz, North Georgia





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-04-2012 06:26 AM

one slick shooting board.

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#2 posted 01-04-2012 03:27 PM

Those are some sweet shooting boards, Clay. I like the idea of using phenolic plywood (that is phenolic ply, right?). I plan on making some of these after I finish my bench.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 01-04-2012 04:13 PM

Great looking shooting boards, and that workbench is not shabby either, but what I really like is that low angle plane. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 01-04-2012 04:33 PM

That’s a nice shooting board, is that like a laminated top?

Also whats the difference btw a shooting board vs a bench hook?

Carlos

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#5 posted 01-04-2012 04:38 PM

Very nicely done.

I’m a big fan of jigs that are mulit functional.

Great job.

Lee

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Clay Ortiz

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#6 posted 01-04-2012 09:05 PM

Thanks guys! They’ve been pretty useful.

Brandon, phenolic is correct. I was going to use MDO because I’ve used it before on houses and was sure that it wouldn’t swell up from moisture. Then I read about phenolic ply and thought it would be better for the plane to slide on. It’s the first time I have used the stuff and so far so good. The only down side was the price. I could have got a 4×8 sheet of MDO for what I paid for 2×4 phenolic.

Carlos, I think all three are bench hooks because they all “hook” the side of your bench. The shooting board is the specific one used to shoot the end grain. Maybe someone can correct me if I’m wrong but I think that’s right. It does look like laminate but that’s just how the phenolic plywood looks. The outer layers of the plywood is kind of like plastic.

-- Clay Ortiz, North Georgia

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#7 posted 02-03-2012 05:03 AM

Those are very nice boards – on my favotites list!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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