Make a Shooting Board.

About: I have had the good fortune of being able to work with wood for a living as a Carpenter & Joiner. My family have been professional Carpenters & Joiners since 1926 when my Great Grandfather started the busine...

I normally like to add some photos but this is such a quick and easy workshop appliance to make I decided to go straight to a video. This is an end grain shooting board used to trim items in their length accurately with a handplane. Hope you enjoy it! Don't forget to check in on my blog and you tube channel

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    5 Discussions

    broken board

    5 years ago on Introduction

    is their a way to make this shooting board without the plane planning the edge of the base board? or am I missing something ?

    sory a newbie to woodworking. trying to learn lol

    ie the board the face of the plane slides against?

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    Hello Broken Board. daliad has nailed it. Really, just make a shooting board, set the plane real fine and go to it. It'll work grea!

    daliad100broken board

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    If you look at the bottom of your standard bench plane the mouth (hole) does is not the full width of the sole (plane base). It will initially plane the base board, leaving a small rabbet on the edge, but stop cutting when the sole of the plane hits the edge.