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wingate_52

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1045 days ago

My new sloping shooting board. Both 90 and 45 degrees planed really crisply.


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1045 days ago

Very nice. I’ve got one of these on my to-do list.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 1043 days ago

Did you paint the ramp black or was the piece like that before? If you did paint it I assume its because it helps with friction and maybe cleaning? I know the ramp on mine gets gunk on it from the planes.

Also,I don’t know if I fully understand the advantage of a sloped board. I see yours is sloped so whats the advantage? I see a lot of them like that. Mine are all flat.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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wingate_52

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#3 posted 1043 days ago

The plastic ramp are 2 pieces of black Tufnal plastic, very slippy, very hard. There is a vertical piece of Tufnal that the sole of the plane bears against. They are recycled drawing board T-squares, we have gone CAD CAM. A slope allows the plane to give a shear cut and uses a little more of the plane blade spreading wear and tear.

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Bill White

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#4 posted 1043 days ago

This tech is new to me. Never heard of sloping an s’board. Cool idea, and I’d like to see a better description about the build-out.
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Bill

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Rogerdat

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#5 posted 1042 days ago

Looks great. I’ve been thinking of making one myself. Hope you don’t mind if I use some of your design. Great job!

-- Chris

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#6 posted 1042 days ago

Very nice …I’d like some more pics and details as well .Thank you : )

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#7 posted 1041 days ago

Dumb question, but I assume the fences are sacrificial? Do they require maintenance?

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wingate_52

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#8 posted 1040 days ago

They are sacrificial, but so far they have not lost any length, which can be adjusted by loosening moving the fence along and tightening the screws which go into either T-nuts in the 90 degree fence of coarse threaded fittings in the 45 degree fence. I have chamfered the rear of the 90 degree fence slightly to reduce break off and so far everything is crisp.

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cellophane

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#9 posted 1037 days ago

Nice stuff!

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wingate_52

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#10 posted 1007 days ago

I have just made a companion shooting board for planing the long end grain for mitred boxes, rather than make a Donkeys Ear. Photos to come.

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Don W

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#11 posted 1007 days ago

I need to build a couple. I almost started one this morning but time got away from me. Soon.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Bill White

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#12 posted 1007 days ago

Very well done. Can we have details as to dimensions?
Bill

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wingate_52

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#13 posted 1000 days ago

Never mind the dimensions, just make it up as you go. The small running strip next to the edge of the ramp is the secret to its success. the plane ramp now has an adjustable fence, foolproof. Or so I thought, so I built another one for wide mitres as used in box construction.
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wingate_52

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#14 posted 1000 days ago

Never mind the dimensions, just make it up as you go. The small running strip next to the edge of the ramp is the secret to its success. the plane ramp now has an adjustable fence, foolproof. Or so I thought, so I built another one for wide mitres as used in box construction.

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wingate_52

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#15 posted 1000 days ago

Not good at this picture insertion . Close up of shooting with fence on right and running strip on left with the plane sandwiched between them.

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