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Lie Nielsen-Style Shooting Board

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Project by PPK posted 11-07-2017 02:20 PM 2920 views 16 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to make a shooting board for about 3 reasons:

1) It looks fun to use one, and I really enjoy making jigs
2) It may be an excuse to buy a Lie Nielsen no. 62 Low Angle Jack. I’ve been eyeing it for some time…
3) I suck at making picture frames. Like really suck. It’s my hope that this will help me make better frames.

I simply followed the plans (almost all the way – a first for me!) that Lie Nielsen has for free on their website. It’s made out of all scraps of plywood and hardwood. Actually the birdhouse is made from a piece of birch firewood from my woodpile :-) I did add a couple of bolts to fasten down the mitering jig and the “birdhouse” jig. Why on earth is it called a “birdhouse” anyway?? It doesn’t look like one to me! There’s a threaded insert thing on the bottom of the jig (last picture) that allows me to tighten down the jigs with a t-bolt. Eliminating as many moving parts as possible should help, right?!

Finally, I think its nice that this jig is ambidextrous. I don’t work well left-handed, but I think my oldest daughter may be doing a lot of lefty work, so this could enable her to use it too. Overall, a simple, fun build, and the plans are free and easy to follow.

-- Pete





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JRsgarage

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#1 posted 11-07-2017 02:50 PM

nice! should be very useful

-- “Facts don't care about your feelings.” ..., Ben Shapiro

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#2 posted 11-07-2017 03:14 PM

Like the design, I need to build a new one but want to include a incline to the ramp which would make some of the jigs ineffective? Hoping to use my Veritas L.A. smoother!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 11-07-2017 03:18 PM

This is a very nice shop made jig. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#4 posted 11-07-2017 05:36 PM

link to plan on this page.

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#5 posted 11-07-2017 05:40 PM

^Oh, thanks, BuffaloBrewer! That would have been smart of me to link it, wouldn’t it have? :-P

-- Pete

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#6 posted 11-07-2017 07:58 PM

no problem. I like the additions you made to it.

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#7 posted 11-08-2017 01:10 AM

Nicely done, Pete. A shooting board’s a handy addition to the shop.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#8 posted 11-08-2017 08:51 AM

Great helper for your shop! I like what you made.
And I really like your arguments. Maybe #3 will help with #2. Have to keep that in mind. :D
But my good old Record #5 will cut much more precise too with a shooting board.

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#9 posted 11-08-2017 12:49 PM

A great idea. Enjoy using it!

-- AJ

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#10 posted 11-08-2017 01:38 PM

Nice shooting board!! which remind me that i need one for myself. :)

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