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Andybb

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06-29-2017 12:08 AM

About a year ago a friend of mine who knows I enjoy making jigs asked me to make a shooting board for him. At the time, I wasn’t even sure what that was. Anyway, jump forward a year. Watched a few youtube vids and made this one. Functional, but ugly.

So I made one that was prettier. Used birch ply with padauk trim and a spalted maple block for the whatever you call that part. Don’t think it actually counts as a project or jig but I think it turned out ok. I kept the original.



-- Andy - Seattle USA


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#1 posted 06-29-2017 12:23 AM

Nice project and it’s pretty too!!!

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#2 posted 06-29-2017 03:55 AM

Really nice work, Andy. I always plan to make two versions of pretty much any non-trivial jig. I usually wind up using the first one to make version 2.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#3 posted 06-29-2017 04:02 AM

Andy, like you I have also found the value of prototypes! Nowadays for any serious project I make a prototype or two. Once the kinks are worked out the rest look and work out much better, just like yours. That’s a super nice looking shooting board.

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#4 posted 06-29-2017 04:06 AM



Andy, like you I have also found the value of prototypes! Nowadays for any serious project I make a prototype or two. Once the kinks are worked out the rest look and work out much better, just like yours. That s a super nice looking shooting board.

- BurlyBob

Exactly, Bob. Well said.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#5 posted 06-29-2017 04:15 AM

Andy I failed to mention that you have now inspired me to make a really nice looking and accurate shooting board.

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#6 posted 06-29-2017 07:41 PM


Andy I failed to mention that you have now inspired me to make a really nice looking and accurate shooting board.

- BurlyBob


And ironically, I’ll probably just keep and use the ugly one. But since my friend is over 20 years younger than I, my legacy will live on after I’m gone. :-)

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#7 posted 06-29-2017 08:05 PM

Prototypes come in handy for gifts to relatives and the like.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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