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lateralus819

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120 days ago

I’ve started on a shooting board, quite elaborate now, sorta like the super chute.

I was hesitant to order UHMW, figured I’d run into town and see if i could find anything suitable. Just happened to see some drawer slides, and said “I bet i can get those to work!” Needless to say, it does work (Trial, still assembling it, the “sliding table” has taken a lot of fiddling). Longest part was getting the table square to the bed of the ramp. I figured 1 slide would work, but turns out i need two.

Just curious if anyone was interested in a blog or some plans while I’m at it. It moves SO smooth. I did a test with some clamps holding the fence, and it does work. At the time i still wasn’t sure how to keep the plane mounted to the slider without altering the plane, and just now figured it out, but I’m pooped!

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin


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Dunelm

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#1 posted 120 days ago

It sounds interesting. More details, etc. would be great!

-- Bruce -- Canada

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lateralus819

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#2 posted 120 days ago

Certainly, I figure I’ll do a blog on it. Not sure when it will be done. I’ve spent more time today, staring and pondering it, then actually doing something. Had to figure a lot of details out to get it to work properly. The hard part is done! I wish i would have just gone with UHMW!

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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LoriF

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#3 posted 120 days ago

UHMW?

-- There's a crack in everything that’s how the light gets in - Leonard Cohen

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lateralus819

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#4 posted 120 days ago

Ultra high molecular weight plastic, It’s really slippery. Was going to order some, but figured it was about the same price as the slides.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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cutmantom

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#5 posted 120 days ago

Make the plane fixed and move the wood on a sled

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lateralus819

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#6 posted 120 days ago

Suppose so, i already have it working with the plane on a sled. Pretty effortless.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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woodchuckerNJ

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#7 posted 120 days ago

No, it’s much easier to move the plane, especially when shooting long boards.
I don’t worry about the friction too much.
For me, I need to make a hot dog for shooting. I don’t like my grip on the plane.

-- Jeff NJ

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woodcox

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#8 posted 120 days ago

^works for roast beef:)
Hey! Maybe put wheels on a plane with a wacky system of ropes and pulleys?
Yes, post up some pics when you get it shavin.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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lateralus819

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#9 posted 120 days ago

Will do. Jeff, do you use a round side for shooting?

Bedrocks are a lot more comfortable to me.

I had briefly thought about using mag-lev LOL. I still kinda wanna try it out.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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LoriF

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#10 posted 120 days ago

Thanks Kevin, Similar to Delrin?

-- There's a crack in everything that’s how the light gets in - Leonard Cohen

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lateralus819

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#11 posted 120 days ago

I think it’s a lot smoother? Never used delrin.

UHMW machines nicely from what i hear. At work they use it alot in the metal shop. Bearings, spacers, guides, etc.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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woodchuckerNJ

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#12 posted 120 days ago

I have a few planes I use. Stanley Jack , LV BU jack… like the LV because I can put a low angle in it. But sometimes I like the Stanley.

Wish I had bedrocks… all are Bailey or Norris style.

-- Jeff NJ

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lateralus819

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#13 posted 120 days ago

I have a 607 on the way, just restored a 606. It works like a dream. Gonna try and find a 608 next.

My LN #4 1/2 works killer as a shooting plane.I was surprised. I ended up building my board off my 606. I found the #4 1/2 too tippy in some instances.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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LoriF

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#14 posted 120 days ago

http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2000902/4003/slick-strips-34-width-132-thick.aspx

I put these strips (or similar brand) on a dresser that I made 20 years ago and the drawers still slide as smooth as they did on day one.

I look forward to seeing your shooting board!!

-- There's a crack in everything that’s how the light gets in - Leonard Cohen

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woodchuckerNJ

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#15 posted 120 days ago

That’s tool porn Kevin. :-p

What I would like the Bedrocks for is the ease in which you can adjust the throat. I never understood why the bevel down planes didn’t use an adjustable shoe like the block planes.

-- Jeff NJ

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