shooting board

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Project by bd187 posted 02-26-2014 01:42 AM 1853 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Second attempt at making a shooting board

-- Never bite the hand that feeds you, but always watch the hand that's cooking.

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#1 posted 02-26-2014 01:45 AM

I’d love to hear a description on how this is different from your first attempt, what you learned, how you plan to use it, etc.

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#2 posted 02-26-2014 04:31 AM

Same here about the first attempt. I’ve made a couple two, and the part that I found most frustrating is my inability to get the fence to be exactly 90 degrees to the side. It seems like even a few degrees compromises the whole thing. If you’ve got any tips, I’m all ears :)

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#3 posted 02-26-2014 05:56 AM

CharlesA – the first attempt was a complete and utter failure. I used some scrap 1/2” MDF laminated together. I used select pine scraps for the fence and hook.

My second attempt was a little better….I used 3/4 MDF for the base, 1/2 birch plywood for the bed and 4/4 maple for the fence and hook.(although i did manage the wring the heads off two consecutive wood screws on the hook) Even though i predrilled . Gotta invest in some wax. Any way. I also added brass inserts to the fence for future miter and bevel attachments. Although its not shown in the photos, I added a 1 1/2 inch strip of hardboard to the edge to give the hand plane a track to run in.

Siavosh_ – i made sure that all the edges of my bed were square first. When i came time to install the fence i used a combination square referenced off the bed. I screwed one end of the fence down snug and then used the combo square to move the other end of the fence until it was square to the bed. and then i screwed it down.

Now…to work on my sharpening skills.

-- Never bite the hand that feeds you, but always watch the hand that's cooking.

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