Shooting Board With A New Twist – Multi Angle Capability

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Project by davetruman posted 06-25-2018 01:42 PM 4011 views 25 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed to make a new shooting board with greater capabilities. It had to have the ability to plane multiple angles without a great deal of set up time. After looking through numerous pictures and videos I came up with my own spin on this old school tool but with some of today’s modern features.

I installed a T-Track to incorporated my Incra 1000HD Miter Gauge into the build. Then I drilled a couple of holes through the bar to attach it to the shooting board. This way I can still use it on my table saw when needed by just unscrewing two screws. And by using the Incra, it provides the ability to use their micro stop and extending fence for additional support if ever needed. I then cut reversable sacrificial maple face plates for the fence to mirror the degrees called out on the miter gauge. So, besides just having a 90°, I can plane anything from a 45° for four sided pieces, to 9° for up to 20 sided pieces and anything in between. Great for segmented work. And by having the metal fence close to the cutting surface and the face plates against the plane, I really don’t get any tear out on the back side. I also cut some dovetail slots in the top of the surface board to incorporate a Microjig Matchfit Clamp to hold down longer pieces that may want to flex.

Overall, I am very happy with my new shooting board. It is highly accurate and makes quick work to reconfigure for different degrees of cut.

-- Dave

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#1 posted 06-25-2018 02:39 PM

I really like this design! Thanks for sharing.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#2 posted 06-25-2018 02:45 PM

Fascinating ideas!

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#3 posted 06-25-2018 02:46 PM

Thanks Chris, it really wasn’t that difficult to build. I like the fact that I can configure it to any angle I need in a matter of minutes and it’s dead on!

-- Dave

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#4 posted 06-25-2018 03:00 PM

Thanks for sharing this great idea.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#5 posted 06-25-2018 03:59 PM

Awesome .. what a great idea.

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#6 posted 06-25-2018 05:32 PM

I mean, holy crap….I am sure SOMEONE has thought of this before, but it’s the first I have seen. This changes everything. Now I kind of regret all the work I just put into my own shooting board…

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#7 posted 06-25-2018 07:41 PM

What an awesome design. Do you have plans or details of the build?? I would love to add this to my wish list to do someday.

-- Matt R

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#9 posted 06-25-2018 10:06 PM

Pretty nifty idea!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#10 posted 06-26-2018 01:01 AM

Great idea!

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#11 posted 06-26-2018 01:08 AM

Awesome .. what a great idea.

- horky


-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#12 posted 06-26-2018 05:09 AM

Wow. That is next level.

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#13 posted 06-26-2018 11:34 AM

Two thumbs-up!

-- Doug...

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#14 posted 06-26-2018 01:00 PM

This is very creative and beautifully done and it will be a fine addition to your shop. Congratulations!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#15 posted 06-26-2018 05:02 PM

Excellent idea and beautiful execution!

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