Hand plane mitre shooting board and box

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Project by bluekingfisher posted 03-29-2016 09:24 PM 1449 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been meaning to build some jigs for various tasks around the shop for some time.Over the past couple of weeks I have been going through the “to build” list of jigs, using the left over board materials from my utility room renovation last summer. I have knocking them off one by one, here are a couple

Some are complete, some in the making and some still to be started. Like most things, the more you build the easier and quicker the process becomes it seems

The first few are for hand tools mainly, these two are my way of shooting accurate mitres, why I haven’t built them sooner I cannot say. However they do assist in ensuring accurate mitres, and best of all no screaming, dust producing chops saw required. I’m sure my ears and lungs will approve in the long term.

If you use hand tools, or even if you only use hand planes on occasion they are a must in the shop. Simple to build and will last a while if looked after.

Good luck


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#1 posted 03-30-2016 12:36 AM

Some interesting jigs where did you find the plans ?
I am sure it would be of interest to a lot of LJ’s as there are a lot of hand tool guys here .


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#2 posted 03-30-2016 12:17 PM

These are nice additions to the jig arsenals we need and want

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#3 posted 03-30-2016 03:08 PM

Nice jigs. I’m sure they were fun to build and even more fun to use. Besides it gives you a great outlet for your plane collection!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 03-30-2016 05:57 PM

Thanks for the comments gents, much appreciated.

Klaus – I have an old woodworking book with various tips and methods of work probably dating from the late 19th century or so. There were no specific dimensions in the book so it was a case of trial and error, I built it specifically for a LV Jack plane although I expect any wide bodies plane would work.

Roger, John. Just being in the shop is fun. I have used them both on little projects and so far they are holding up,well.



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