Simple miter shooting board

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Project by sansoo22 posted 11-15-2020 02:19 AM 1221 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun little thing to throw together today in a few hours while my brother was over visiting. Not many power tools involved in this. A few quick cuts on the table saw for the plywood parts and the hardwood part was milled by hand. We were both a little bored since it was supposed to be leaf raking day but the weather did not comply. Instead i got to have a nice visit with my brother and enjoy some hand tool work at the same time. Can’t ask for much more in a day.

I haven’t a clue what the species of wood is for the triangle part. I found it in the basement of my house when I bought it. It has grain similar to Douglas Fir but its harder and smells wonderful when its planed. I primarily intend to use this for small miters and thus sized it to be used with a 5-1/4 or block plane.

One of the joys of the day was having my #7 dialed in like a champ! It was cutting effortlessly. As if I could have just shoved it and stood back to watch it make curls. I felt so confident in how it was performing I even let my brother make a few shavings and he’s used a hand plane like twice in his life.

That wraps up this little mini project. Thanks for stopping by.

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#1 posted 11-15-2020 03:31 AM

Nice job! A simple jig is the best jig.

-- Weekend Woodworker @

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#2 posted 11-15-2020 10:12 AM

Beautiful. I probably would say to my brother, “don’t even look at it”,

-- Petey

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#3 posted 11-20-2020 02:37 AM

now that’s a nifty looking little jig.

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