I have a shooting board that I have recently attached a mitered section to….well, miter things.
The problem is it will inconsistently shoot miters and now I want to shoot thing but not with a board.
All puns aside I’m frustrated and would like to ask the kind pool of wisdom to reflect back some soothing knowledge.
The details :
I tuned the lil’ bugger in to 45 degrees and screwed it down very securely, repeat very securely.
I know movement isn’t the ‘cause I checked and double checked, then, because I have a problem, I checked again.
I then shot a small test piece and it was inconsistent.
I check for square on the perpendicular face to the miter…and it was out. This told me that I was tipping the plane into the blade cut out that runs down the track. After correcting my technique I found that because the stop didn’t run all the way to the bottom of the plane sole the fibers weren’t backed up and this left a few lonely lil’ fibers at the very tip that impinging the progress of further cuts. The results….the plane ceased to cut. I cut the fibers with a block plane square and miraculously this allowed me to continue.
So I wrote this last night and then tried again today to understand my mistake/lack of understanding.
So I found that the board was slipping so I put some sticky sandpaper on it and this helped dramatically.
Next I had to tighten the cap iron down because the 1 3/4 thickness/girth of the board kept dragging the blade askew. This helped….I think the next step is moving the fence all the way out to the edge of the plane.
The last bit of info is that I have to extend the blade pretty far out(baffling) to even get a cut which with the board being an 1 3/4” thick is more difficult than just taking a shaving half the size.
Thanks in advance for an