|Forum topic by groland||posted 10-17-2015 07:20 PM||543 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
10-17-2015 07:20 PM
In David Charlesworth’s informative video on precision shooting there is a section on shooting the edges of rather thin timbers or veneer where the thinness of the edge makes it very difficult to balance a plane on it.
He uses two pieces of 3/4” MDF, sandwiching the board to be planed in between them with its edge to be planed sticking out from the MDF edges. The whole is clamped down to the workbench from behind with F-clamps. The plane runs on the workbench on its side and the board’s edge is planed. Note that the plane is not touching the MDF—that is merely holding the board at a useful height. So he refers to it as “freehand shooting.”
Now my question. My workbench is 30” wide, far too wide for any clamp to reach, so I need an alternative “jig” to do this job. Since this is a planing issue many woodworkers have undoubtedly faced, I am wondering if anyone knows of a jig that would solve this problem?