Paul Sellers Shooting Board #1: Parts cut but struggling from the start

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Blog entry by controlfreak posted 06-22-2021 03:56 PM 800 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I cut the parts and was feeling like “I got this”

I then started in on the grooves to hold the wedges that get hammered in for the 45 and 90 degree stops. On my first try I started chiseling the knife wall for the saw cut on the wrong side of the line, oops! I flipped the board over and carried on. So looking good now.

Got it ready to glue down on the bottom board and realized to my horror that I have created a left handed shooting board. All good except I am right handed.

Well, I guess this falls into the category of “experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you really wanted”

Back to the starting block.

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#1 posted 06-22-2021 04:19 PM

If you just move your square fence to the other end, that will make it right-handed won’t it?

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#2 posted 06-22-2021 04:47 PM

I moved everything around a dozen times but the way the grooves have a a straight side and a angle to receive the wedged stop it is hopelessly a lefty. I started looking at it and said no, I can not have done this but I did. I don’t think I have enough real-estate to hold it on the other end.

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#3 posted 06-22-2021 06:07 PM

What a nice christmas present for your favorite left-handed woodworker!

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#4 posted 06-23-2021 02:02 AM

If mistakes are truly the source of learning, thanks for sharing. With any luck I’ll have learned before building mine. Seems that I remake everything.

-- Dan, TN

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