Shooting and planing boards for small parts (post)

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Project by mafe posted 04-09-2021 02:43 PM 1431 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Shooting and planing boards
small parts.

Each time I had to plane small parts, I glued a small piece of wood on top of a board, to use it as a planing stop. This time I had to plane a bunch of small pieces both in thickness, end and length direction, so I thought is was time to make something permanent, that could be used in the future also.

This post is from the blog:

1. Shooting board.
2. Side view.
3. In action.
4. Planing board.
5. Adjustable stop.
6. Size matters…

Hope it can be to some inspiration, might even help a few arthritis fingers.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

13 comments so far

View lew's profile


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#1 posted 04-09-2021 03:29 PM

Nicely done, my friend!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 04-09-2021 05:16 PM

This does inspire ; because size matters.
Thanks for sharing!

-- derek / oregon

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#3 posted 04-09-2021 05:33 PM

I’m not much of a planing board guy but this is an interesting small part fix. I shall keep it for further reference when the need calls. It looks to work well.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 04-09-2021 06:13 PM

You are prepared for some serious precise work!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 04-09-2021 06:57 PM

Great shooting board , Mads. I have always wanted to build one, but too many projects get in the way and take preference…especially if they are paying jobs!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 04-09-2021 11:45 PM

Just keep those brain cells working don’t you! Always another way to do things…Very cool Mads, keeping the shop ideas interesting…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 04-10-2021 12:37 AM

Wonderfully precise and elegant build, including the planes of course!

-- AJ

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#8 posted 04-10-2021 02:01 AM

Nice shooting board. Mini shooting boards for a mini plane

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#9 posted 04-10-2021 05:07 AM

LOL! think I have 3 shooting boards now, the Veritas being the last one, never use any of them? The Planes and boards are a testament of you Craftsmanship my Friend!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#10 posted 04-10-2021 10:21 AM

K mads... why so long to make one official?

LOL! think I have 3 shooting boards now
- Andre

Me two (ok 2 (too) not 3) and I don’t often use hand tools.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#11 posted 04-10-2021 01:30 PM

Beautiful work, Mads, as always. Practical and elegant.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#12 posted 04-11-2021 01:31 AM

Shooting boards as art. I like it, and curious about what is going to be coming off them soon. ;)

-- Galootish log blog,

View mafe's profile


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#13 posted 04-26-2021 05:18 PM

Hi LJ’s,

Lew, thank you dear Lew.
metolius, laughs, yes. Thanks I am so happy if it could inspire.
doubleDD, I have normally just put a plane upside down and hoped my fingers were still there. Laughs.
Ivan, Yes Ivan, I’m ready now. ;-D
Jim J, this one might be an inspiration: Thanks.
mtnwild, I hope I will not explode one day, but for now I’m having a good time, laughs. Big smile.
AJ1104, Thanks a lot AJ, I have to admit I love the small planes, they are always such a joy to use.
corelz125, the right tool, for the right job. Thanks.
Andre, thanks for the kind words. I don’t use my big shooting board a lot, but when I need it, no other tool / jig can replace it, so I love them.
LittleBlackDuck, Smiles, Thanks.
balidoug, Thanks a lot, I do my best, or close to it… Laughs.
Swirt, These were made just after a project where I needed them, I decided next time I want it more easy and safe. Thanks with a warm smile.

Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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