Big Shooting Board

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Project by PhiltheLuthier posted 05-25-2012 03:05 AM 5066 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the shooting board I made. It is big enough to accommodate a cello plate, overall length being 4 feet, the large base is what one might call Masonite, which I claim to be wood, at least as wooden as paper anyway… and is real slippery, so the plane moves nicely. The raised portion in the center is white pine from the HD with an inlaid Incra T-slot. The boards to be worked are butted up against a piece of 1/4” baltic birch ply with two stacked pieces of old band saw blade to keep things from slipping, and clamped on the back using the nifty little Incra clamp thing. It clamps down real hard, so I had to add the thick rubber to keep things from getting all marred up. There’s a little hook to hold it to the bench; it’s made of a scrap of cedar I had lying around. It appears to be both left and right handed, I’m not sure why but it seemed like a good idea at the time, I guess I’ll find out in the future. Now for the pictures:

1- Overview with a sample board clamped down.
2- The butt board with saw blades.
3- The bench hook.
4- A little action shot… I mean shoot…

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 05-25-2012 10:44 AM

So, this is to shoot the edges of the pieces for the back before joining them? Is that right?

-- You may delay, but time will not. --Ben Franklin

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#2 posted 05-25-2012 02:03 PM

I like it, well done.

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#3 posted 05-25-2012 03:36 PM

ardberg – Yes that is the initial use anyway. I’m sure it will come in handy for other shooting projects too, and maybe even as a bench stop when doing other forms of planing.

waho6o9 – Thank you!

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#4 posted 05-25-2012 08:47 PM

This is very, very cool!


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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