Furniture maker and teacher timothy rousseau has done just that. By combining the best elements of a variety of shooting board designs he s come up with a.
Shooting has no equal for producing an accurately square or angled end on a board while incrementally removing minute thicknesses of wood to make a component fit just right.
Shooting board fine woodworking. Fine woodworking editor matt kenney is teaching a class on shooting boards at the norwalk ct woodcraft on november 11. In this video i make 2 simple shooting boards for hand tool woodworking. Three other types of miter trimming devices facilitate fine trimming of vertical and large stock miters the donkey s ear shooting board the miter shooting box and the screw miter shooting clamp.
Track that guides the plane smoothly and precisely during use. As long as it s sharp you can use almost any plane with a shooting board except for ones like a shoulder plane where the blade extends the full width of the body. Like most of its kind it s good for trimming end grain and miters but it also works great for shooting the edge of a board and serves as a planing stop handling both thin and thick parts.
A block plane will work. But even boards cut on a tablesaw can benefit on occasion from refinements made using a shooting board the veritas shooting board has a 24 in. I use whatever wood or plywood i have on hand and then glue and screw everything together so it won t move.
Traditionally shooting boards were used to trim and fit board ends and miters cut with handsaws. Fine woodworking has covered a wide variety of shooting boards over the years and while all of them work beautifully wouldn t it be wonderful to distill all those great designs into one perfect board. With its long base and two part fence this multi purpose shooting board can handle five different planing jobs.
This shooting board has seen many years of use in my shop while meeting my preferences for jigs to be simple and adjustable for tolerance. Many aids to woodworking were actually fairly ingenious very efficient and. Let me start by saying this.
A hand tool pro demonstrates his tips and techniques for using a shooting board to true up furniture parts. The best plane is a sharp one. Shooting boards the essential aids to hand cut miters.
Shooting boards are great for ma. Join him and learn how to make one and ask. Both boards use scrap wood parts and minimal tools.
Shooting has no equal for producing an accurate edge on a board. Ed pirnik and gary junken. I have historically built my shooting boards very simply and quickly.
I needed a new shooting board or chute board depending upon where you live as my old pine one had seen better days. The question that i m asked nearly as often is which plane is best suited for a shooting board. Everything you ever wanted to know about shooting boards.