My take on Tico Vogt's Super Chute

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Project by Andy Panko posted 04-22-2014 02:45 AM 6661 views 25 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing Tico Vogt’s Super Chute at a Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event two years ago, I realized I needed to have one. And then, unfortunately, I learned the price tag. Vogt’s Super Chute is nothing short of phenomenal. The materials are top notch, and the machining and craftsmanship are impeccable. But I can’t justify $365 for a shooting board. Add another $105 for the donkey ear. So I decided to make one of my one.

I love Vogt’s idea of inclining the board. And the laterally adjusting fence and UHMW runway are great, too. I had to incorporate those three things into my board. I used Rockler T-bolts and knobs to adjust my fence, instead of the hex head bolts on Vogt’s. I need to make the 45 degree attachment and donkey ear still. But thus far, I’m very happy with how this things shoots 90 degrees. My low-angle jack rides on the runway like a charm.

It is made out of Birch veneer ply and solid maple trim and fence. The UHMW is 3/8” thick, from Rockler.

-- Andy Panko, Edison NJ,

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#1 posted 04-22-2014 02:57 AM

Very nice job! My shooting boards always look like they were built in the dark. But I’ve wanted to make a Tico-style board for some time now.

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#2 posted 04-22-2014 06:15 PM

Way cool

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#3 posted 04-22-2014 08:38 PM

Nice, one day I would like to make one. Have to buy the planes first. I have three Stanleys from my dad but they need alot of attention. It would be nice to be able to finish the edges of boxes or other miters to a precise edge.

-- John in Florida

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#4 posted 05-05-2014 01:13 AM

I had no idea what this was so I looked it up. Very nice. Just in case anyone else doesn’t know:

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