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Shooting Board

Postby Wizard9999 » 27 Oct 2015, 15:12

Now I own a plane I decided to make a shooting board. Not really worthy of a WIP, but here she is.

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Ignore the cut away corner, I cocked up and cut off the wrong corner it should have been the back of the fence to avoid breakout on the fence. Oh well, just means it isn't pretty, having tried it out all seems well with it in use :D .

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PS recognise the strip the plane runs on Bob?
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Re: Shooting Board

Postby Rod » 27 Oct 2015, 15:23

I don't think it should be hitting the fence anyway when running properly?
You can add a triangular piece for mitres:

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Re: Shooting Board

Postby Wizard9999 » 27 Oct 2015, 15:54

You are of course right Rod. It was just that when I set it up I followed a tip from a YouTube video and set the fence a touch too far to the right, then shot the fence square. When I did this I got a bit of break out at the back of the fence. But hey, it is a tool, it doesn't need to look perfect. :D .

That's a fancy looking looking plane you have running on yours, what is it?

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Re: Shooting Board

Postby Rod » 27 Oct 2015, 16:09

LN No9 with the hotdog - I got fed up of loosing skin using other planes on hard woods.

I've also got a Donkey's Ear mount as well but cannot find a photo of it?

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Re: Shooting Board

Postby 9fingers » 27 Oct 2015, 20:05

Wizard9999 wrote:
PS recognise the strip the plane runs on Bob?


Yes indeed I do. For the benefit of others it is phenolic resin coated birch ply. Hard wearing and nice a slippy for jigs and just this sort of job.

Glad to see it being put to use Terry.


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Re: Shooting Board

Postby Woodbloke » 30 Oct 2015, 18:04

Taking a cue from Terry's shooter, I decided to make a new one as well as my old one had almost had it as I'd used it so much:

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18mm mdf with a Formica covered runway and a micro-adjustable fence with a sacrificial long grain piece of holly glued to the end. Together with the LN51, this is an über accurate set up. I tested it with a 150mm wide board...no chink of light to be seen anywhere underneath a try square - Rob
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Re: Shooting Board

Postby Andyp » 30 Oct 2015, 18:10

Rob,
Is the micro adjuster an oversized hole for the bolt at the far end?
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Re: Shooting Board

Postby Woodbloke » 30 Oct 2015, 19:03

Andyp wrote:Rob,
Is the micro adjuster an oversized hole for the bolt at the far end?


That's it Andy. The screw closest to the camera is an old fashioned No10 steel screw with a long plain shank. This is a 'righty tighty' squeaky fit in it's countersunk hole and the screw acts as a pivot for the fence. The fixing at the other end is a 6mm coach screw/chunky washer in an 8mm hole, thus giving 1mm of wiggle room either way.
Once the coach screw is lightly bolted down, it's easy to set the fence with a tapometer and once it's spot on, lock it down with a further half turn..a couple of shavings on a test piece will show if the setting's out or good. After a while, the fence will move slightly, but it's easy to correct - Rob
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Re: Shooting Board

Postby Peter Gee » 31 Oct 2015, 11:52

I thought to post a quick snap of the shooting board I am currently using - it is slightly ramped to ease blade entry, without having to cash my pension in to buy one of the American offerings. I thought you might find it interesting to see the Dick LA Jack plane in use as well, showing off the handy "hot dog" (what a terrible name) in use. It is well worth the money and works well. Out of interest also is the fact that the blade is somewhat longer than the "Juuma" offering from the admirable Dieter Schmid - but both fit without any problem.

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Re: Shooting Board

Postby Wizard9999 » 31 Oct 2015, 16:48

You lot are all just showing off now :lol:.

Anyway, I didn't know what a Donkey's Ear was so looked it up on the Internet. While doing so I saw the idea of fitting a strip to hold the plane tight to the work piece, so I thought I'd add one of those (no need to be adjustable as I only have the one plane :lol:).
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The 9mm mdf sit perfectly under the two handles on the plane.

It also has its own home on what is starting to become my 'wall of jigs'.

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But that's as fancy as I'm getting for now :lol:.

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Re: Shooting Board

Postby Andyp » 31 Oct 2015, 19:47

Wizard9999 wrote:Image

Terry.


Just how is that being held on the wall with just a turn key at the top?
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Re: Shooting Board

Postby DaveL » 31 Oct 2015, 20:01

Andyp wrote:
Wizard9999 wrote:Image

Terry.


Just how is that being held on the wall with just a turn key at the top?

Its got to be Magic, he is not called Wizard9999 for nothing :o
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Re: Shooting Board

Postby Wizard9999 » 31 Oct 2015, 20:33

Oh so many things would be above that on the to do list if I had magical powers :lol: .

Nothing fancy Andy, just use the hook that holds it onto the bench.

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