Miter Shooting Board

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Project by redtail posted 02-11-2019 04:42 PM 1786 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this miter shooting board to help with the construction of small boxes and picture frames. The final photo shows the quality of joint it creates.

It is made from scrap maple and some zero void 3/4” plywood.

The key is to make sure the back fence is exactly 90° to the V groove and to make sure the slope is exactly 45°. Getting the slop exactly right took some fine tuning with a smoothing plane.

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#1 posted 02-11-2019 05:06 PM

Interesting. Neat job.

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#2 posted 02-11-2019 05:20 PM

Thanks for posting this, I have been meaning to make one of these for a while now. Looks like it works graeat too!

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#3 posted 02-11-2019 05:22 PM

Great design. :)

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#4 posted 02-11-2019 05:25 PM

Well done bench appliance.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#5 posted 02-11-2019 05:51 PM

Guess time to make another shooting board!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 02-11-2019 07:28 PM

I’ve got one just like this. Use it all the time.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#7 posted 02-12-2019 02:38 AM

Nice design and amazing precision.

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#8 posted 02-12-2019 03:07 PM

Cool design! Haven’t seen one quite like that. I like the double runners. I have a 90 degree one, flat, but this is a style I most definitely need.

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#9 posted 02-12-2019 07:58 PM

Very interesting, my current one is the standard “lay the plane on its side” type which I have always had an ergonomic issue with. Part of that from being too cheap for the “special” shooting board planes I have been thinking of one where the slot comes up vertical with runners like you have. Thanks for the idea.

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#10 posted 02-16-2019 05:59 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

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#11 posted 08-01-2019 07:23 PM

Nice job, Tom.

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