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Project by GMatheson posted 05-12-2013 11:00 PM 2049 views 12 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my shooting board. I based it mostly from what I seen on Derek Cohen's site.

I started with a 16×15 piece of 3/4” Melamine and screwed a 14×15 piece of 5/8” MDF to the top leaving a 2-1/4” ledge for the plane to slide once the trim was installed. On the underside I put a piece of walnut in a dado to hook on the bench then wrapped everything in walnut to make it pretty. The fence is another piece of walnut fastened down with some nuts and bolts so that it’s adjustable for fine tuning. For a finish I wiped on a few coats of Danish oil to bring out the grain and add a bit of protection.

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada





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Dallas

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#1 posted 05-12-2013 11:03 PM

That looks good! Any plans to make a 45° and a 22.5° fence for it?

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 05-12-2013 11:23 PM

This is sweet. I really like how the fence is adjustable from one point. I need to make one of these premium shooting boards.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 05-12-2013 11:27 PM

Looks pretty handy. Well done.

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#4 posted 05-13-2013 02:23 AM

Well that has to be about the prettiest shooting board I’ve ever seen!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#5 posted 05-13-2013 02:46 AM

I haven’t decided yet if I will make an additional 45* fence for this board or make another dedicated picture frame shooting board but right now I’m leaning towards a second board.

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada

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#6 posted 05-13-2013 05:05 AM

Absolutely Fabulous Job! I need to make me one of those :-)

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#7 posted 05-13-2013 04:57 PM

Question from a rookie: what do you use the shoorting board for?

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#8 posted 05-13-2013 07:47 PM

BigMig , the shooting board is mostly for fine tuning your joints on the wood. Do a search on YouTube and you will find a lot of videos on useing one. I still have to make one but it is going to be very basic without a lot of stuff to make it pretty. But this one is very pretty and looks to be doing a very good job.

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GMatheson

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#9 posted 01-08-2014 09:01 PM

I got the Veritas Shooting Plane for Christmas. It’s an amazing upgrade.

Then I decided I should add a track to my shooting board and I had some UHMW laying around so I made a nice slippery track for the plane to run in.

Between the new plane and the track on the board, shooting is now effortless.

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada

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#10 posted 01-08-2014 11:25 PM

Ooooo! Ahhhhh! Nice!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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